Josh McDougall Artist Statement
The craft of the portrait, the process required to capture the essence of a person, has been a lifelong fascination of mine. Over the last 4 years I have used hand cut stencils and spraypaint to render the likeness of a person.
The creation of a stencil is a complicated process which involves a combination of photography, digital, drawing & hours of x-acto knifing. The end result is a blend of my hand drawn style meeting the unpredictable element of spraypaint.
Creating the likeness of someone using this design process brings me a personal satisfaction which is unmatched by other mediums. I can pull on my favorite experiences in graphic design, experimental methods for screenprinting and illustrative drawing to influence a stencil. The method allows a flexibility which lends itself well to generating custom portraits for clients. Any old photograph can be remembered as a uniquely stylized portrait using this technique.
Come see Josh at the First Thursday ArtWalk, tomorrow – from 5pm to 8pm.
Remember to enter our giveaway! Time is running out!!
See you downtown!