Esquire Theme by Matthew Buchanan
Social icons by Tim van Damme

14

Sep

storyboard:

The Next Artspace Artist: Round 2

In Round 2 of the Next Artspace Artist contest, three semifinalists slowly emerged after a tight race to the finish. Though all works and styles are distinctly different, it was the use of color that grabbed the attention of the votes. From the bright lavender and pops of fuschia in Jack Hardwicke’s abstracted digital photograph to the streaks of paint dripping down the work of Jonni Cheatwood or the multicolored brushstrokes in Aaron Smith’s portrait of a bearded man, this week proved to be a rainbow of winners. (And if you’re interested in joining the contest yourself, be sure to submit.)

Jonni Cheatwood

Unsure of what he wanted to do for his career, Jonni took a chance on an Intro to Painting course in college. After completing an assignment to remake a Jackson Pollack painting, he was hooked as an artist. Constantly inspired by his surroundings and pop culture, he keeps a notebook on him at all times in order to record his ideas as they occur.

Where do you look for inspiration? How do you get your creative juices flowing?

I read a lot, watch films, and listen to music from people much more creative than me just to surround myself with creativity. The core of my thought process is dedicated to deconstruction, making mistakes, and finding truths in the abstract. I am deeply interested in the process of creating an aesthetic piece and how one gets there, so I try to get there by just trying. I carry a notebook with me everywhere, so if I have a thought or an idea, it is always on paper.

Read More

  1. fefemeralde reblogged this from justinharenchar
  2. justinharenchar reblogged this from pizzes
  3. blelith reblogged this from eccentric-love
  4. eccentric-love reblogged this from pizzes
  5. thekingofcorruption reblogged this from m1xtap3s
  6. breathe-fifth-harmony reblogged this from disbar
  7. comejointheskeletonwar reblogged this from buffysmovingcastle
  8. danielavlza reblogged this from disbar
  9. lityourown reblogged this from disbar
  10. sorry-about-your-wall reblogged this from disbar
  11. h-art-ful reblogged this from hma2195
  12. hma2195 reblogged this from disbar
  13. milesoffashion reblogged this from disbar
  14. buffysmovingcastle reblogged this from disbar
  15. empathyforapathy reblogged this from disbar
  16. rniklame reblogged this from disbar
  17. epaflaca reblogged this from disbar
  18. chocolateewastted reblogged this from disbar
  19. falling-backtoearth reblogged this from disbar
  20. mattyhealyisababe reblogged this from disbar
  21. effervescentadolescents reblogged this from disbar
  22. llkimberlyll reblogged this from disbar
  23. dreamsgoodvibes reblogged this from disbar
  24. so-sinned reblogged this from disbar
  25. kimitenjja reblogged this from disbar
  26. twofull-moons reblogged this from disbar
  27. putorraideron reblogged this from disbar
  28. disbar reblogged this from pizzes
  29. susurros-delicados reblogged this from te-fumare
  30. neonkratos reblogged this from chillcabana