rocesses vary from artist to artist, but for all artists creating should be a form of release. Whether it be a release of emotion, of energy, of thought, or of nothing all stems from the consciousness flowing
through our human collective. Use art as a therapy, or as a language to be able to communicate to or about the world around us. Does your art make you feel satisfied?
Andrew Brischler, works and lives in Brooklyn, and asks artist to pay attention to how you feel while creating. Brischler describes his drawings as “extremely handmade” due to his attention to detail and use of color pencils in ways to resemble the use of paint. Mirroring the effects of the splatters, shatters, drips, and flows of the liquid medium Brischler successfully creates these illusions through his use of the infamous Prismacolor Pencils. Of course beautifully residing on his art cart all color coordinated meticulously.
Brischler’s work resembles digital or graphic works, but he refuses to give up the human connection that he has with his drawings. He feels that he is “one-to-one” with his art and to use Photoshop or Illustrator would not provide the same feeling his art makes bestows upon him currently.
“Make things you enjoy to look at.”
Andrew Brischler informs the audience of artists to understand why to use paint, or their want to use it. Paint, he defines, can develop a work of art in a very specific way in which he found for his work to not provide him with the feeling he desires.
His use of typography stems from his admiration of pop culture. At a young age, Brischler enjoyed going to the cinema. He found influence from the scenes of the film as well as the movie posters hanging outside the theater. Through his art he explores “how we can read parallel to see words” as they are written in front of us. Through his appropriation of pop culture typography, he feels he is able to experience the pop culture in a closer way. For example, He hyper focus on a singular letter ‘A’ with in the movie title of A Clockwork Orange to create a piece to define his individual experience with the pop culture reference.
Today pop culture is overly experienced via social media. People are exhausted with the media they consume every day within Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, ect. Can art no longer add to the world if everything has been created? Brischler explains the processes in which we consume media is parallel to the processes in which we create. This can be seen in the outfits we were, the items we buy, the language we use, and of course the art we create.
Even though the world is flooded everyday with new and diverse creations we must continue to create. As we create allow yourself to hear the art begin to sing to you. The more you create the more aligned you may become. Never take art, your creations, or yourself too seriously. Allow for the inflow and outflow of creativity and motivation. Go see art! Be Art!