We recently interviewed artist Jadryk Brown to ask him about his work, his creative background and his latest show:
Q: What are you doing right now?
A: Right now I am finishing off a few pieces for the show and working on designing some much larger figurative works for my collaboration with Deanna Tyson.
Q: Tell us about your show.
A: The show is a collection of work which I have produced in the last year, largely influenced by the couple of months I spent in Los Angeles last summer. The work focuses on ideas of the forgotten, unnoticed and discarded coming together with the beauty of typography and classical oil paintings. But I’m doing it with spray paint, biro and a bucket of black gloss.
Q: When did you start making art?
A: I wouldn’t be able to say when I first started making art. I guess it’s more that I’ve just never stopped. I’ve always been doing something in one way or another, whether just throwing paint about or drawing terrible pictures of cars, so I think it’s more that it’s just grown and become more of an expression of my thoughts and ideas.
Q: What are your influences as an artist?
A: Everything influences my work. Anything I encounter day to day can give me an idea, whether it’s a colour, a shape, a piece of lettering, some clothing, or something I hear about will give me the start of an idea behind a piece.