It's a new month so that means a new artist. His name is Kel Brown . Kel does abstracts with oil, acrylic, markers, etc. To kick-off his time at Black Star Co-op, I asked Kel some questions:
Dustin: Hi Kel! Could you introduce yourself?
Kel: My name is Kel Brown and I'm an Abstract artist currently residing in Austin, Texas.
D: You are from Houston and now live in Austin. What is it like being an artist here?
K: It's literally been a dream come true. I'm very grateful for the reception my art has received since moving here. Last month I was able to have my first ever solo exhibition (Astroblack) with the help and support of friends and family. It's been a great journey thus far and I can't wait for the next chapters to reveal themselves.
D: How do you work?
K: I usually just start. That is truly the hardest part. Concepts, titles and nuance often follow that. I like to have music playing and incense burning. These are key elements in my work flow and very necessary to achieving a certain vibe in the studio.
D: What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
K: Too many haha.
D: A lot of your work has aspects of street art and graffiti. What's your history with graffiti and how does it influence your work?
K: Graffiti was the initial foundation for everything happening now. I was arrested in Austin about 3 years ago for tagging the back of a frat house. That experience was necessary to get me to this point and I'm grateful for it.