The rad dudes who make the best vinyl, silkscreen stickers around, Sticker Robot, took some time to ask me some questions about art and stickers. AND THEY’RE GIVING STICKERS AWAY:
Through the blog, Zach aims to chronicle both digital and analog forms of contemporary art, painting, sculpture, illustration, photography and believe it or not, Stickers… So let’s get down to it and ask Mr. Supersonic Electronic some questions… Oh and make sure to leave a comment below! We will pick 3 random names and send them an envelope of awesome silkscreen stickers from our sticker archives!
So if you want some stickers check out the interview and leave a comment OR REBLOG this post for your chance to win. Sticker Robot will choose the winners soon.
The work of ONEQ, a completely self-taught Japanese illustrator, is an example of what effect influences from all places - gathered from growing up in such a pop culture and image laden era - can have on a complex, artistic mind.
Such an idea covers all the artist’s work I post on Supersonic Electronic, but ONEQ’s work is a rather unique example of this “electronic” age (the last twenty years assimilation of pop culture and unlimited aesthetics available from the world wide web) of art in that her work remains strongly Japanese.
Ability to simplify defines understanding a subject completely and (perhaps subconsciously) ONEQ does just that. Her art is a phenomenon of simply beautiful pop born from her obsession with Manga and American illustrators (One American illustrator ONEQ mentions is Simon Bisley, who no doubt influences the erotic nature of her drawings) with themes derived from her life growing up in a coastal Japanese city.
Over the course of a month and with thanks to a very helpful translator, ONEQ and I spoke about her life, these influences and her obsession with driving.
I first became aware of Jeremy Enecio several years ago as I was perusing through mediocre, run of the mill artists on a website known as ConcepArt.org when out of nowhere, like an electric apparition, his work appeared. I had found a needle in the haystack and it had punctured me deeply. I felt a thorough connection to the small showing that he had presented there and though I had only just discovered this treasure of art I felt it had been with me for a very long distance, perhaps stretched thin at the edges of my subconscious finally brought into focus through Jeremy’s talented hand.
A hand which conjures up visions of mythical organisms living at the bottom of our mind’s wells and also images heavy with social inheritance. Jeremy’s style is firmly rooted in an illustrative jurisdiction but his talent lies in his ability to push that genre forward, to bend the realms of it’s principles and arrive on the opposite side though appearing the same. The work he presents to this dimension is a medium between fine art and illustration.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jeremy, over a period of several months, about his life and work:
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