Q&A with Matt Jukes

We were lucky enough to get a Q&A with the latest artist to join us here at artrepublic.

Get to know the amazing Matt Jukes below.

Artist Matt JukesEmma: Hello, Matt. Thank you for agreeing to do this Q&A. First off, I wanted to ask what inspired you to pursue art as a career?

Matt: I’m not sure how to answer this question, as I’ve never really thought of this as a career. It’s never been a choice—it’s more a way of life. The inspiration to do my first art fair came when I was cleaning out my draw in the studio, trying to find some space for new work, and throwing the old work into the bins. Only to discover my studio buddies digging through the bins for my work.  For the first time, I thought that my work would resonate with someone other than myself.

Emma: So has art always been a part of your life?

Matt: Art has always been part of my life. One of my earliest memories was telling my mother about painting a red car in kindergarten and being upset that it didn’t match my vision. As a child.

Emma: Did you study art before you started making your beautiful monotypes?

Matt: Like most wistful teens, I studied art in high school where I was attracted to the freedom from the right and wrong answers of my maths and physics classes. From here I got side-tracked by a graphic design degree and a career in advertising. Advertising gave me an understanding of emotion and human connection and how to archive it through shape and form, which I have taken into my monotypes.Take Me Home by Matt Jukes

Emma: What has been some of the biggest inspirations for you and your work?

Matt: Hazy memories. All of my work is about the search for almost forgotten memories which I capture through emotions, music and places. Most of the titles of my work are references to obscure song lyrics. This is because music along with colour, it helps shape the emotion of a piece. Music is constantly surrounding me, providing a soundtrack to my life, this means that a handful of words can fill me with emotion, take me back to a time and place in a second. In my work, I always try laying down a feeling of place and not a physical depiction. I want the viewer to share the same emotion and implant their own location from their memories.

Emma: Looking at your work, you seem to capture movement across landscapes really well. Is capturing movement a key part of your creative process?

Matt: Movement and depth are critical to my work and deeply built into my process. Using the Offset Lithography Press allows me to carry forward the ink, moving my work away from a simple ink or no ink approach of relief printing and allowing each image to be held on the blanket. This is where this movement comes from.

Here Comes The Warm Jets by Matt JukesEmma: Is colour choice a big part of the process when creating your work?

Matt: Colour and colour theory are a huge part of my work. I see colour as liquid emotion, layered in cultural meaning. I start every piece with a search for a colour, and as I hand mix the ink together, an emotion associated with that colour starts to emerge.

Emma: Is every piece of your work inspired by a specific landscape?

Matt: Every piece is an emotional representation of a specific place, but I usually keep the location a secret as I don’t want to influence the viewer in finding their own place. So my question to you is: where is this place for you?

Emma: What has been one of your favourite pieces to work on?

Matt: I find my favourite pieces are the ones which surprise me, the ones that pop up on the way to when you are looking for something else. My current favourite is a piece called “The Endless Sea”. It is much quieter than the others, as the tones are darker but strangely incandescent. I like that it’s a little tricky and doesn’t like to be captured by the camera. It only really shows its magic when viewed in person.

Emma: Thank you so much, Matt, for letting us get a glimpse into how to create your stunning works of art. Are there any up-and-coming projects you’d like to let everyone know about? 

Matt: The next project I am really excited by departs from my current work and looks into the memories of the individual viewer. To do this I’m building a robot which will look at the viewer’s face and analyse their emotions before setting out to paint a representation of what they’re feeling.

 

Framed Under The Clouds 2018 by Matt Jukes

 

Don’t miss Matt’s one of a kind monotypes. These beautiful pieces are now available.

Check out all of his work HERE 

The post Q&A with Matt Jukes appeared first on artrepublic blog.

artrepublic blog

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Sergio Garcia rakes away tap-in before Matt Kuchar can give it to him, loses hole in brutal fashion

At the par-3 seventh hole, trailing Kuchar 1 down, Garcia had a seven-foot par putt left to win the hole after Kuchar was in for bogey. Garcia didn't make a great stroke, and his putt missed on the left side, coming to rest an inch (maybe even less) from the cup. We've seen guys not give short putts on Saturday due to the windy conditions, understandable given the fact that when there is still meat left on the bone, the wind can play a huge factor.

Yahoo! Sports – News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games

DISCOUNT UPDATE:


Get Great Deals at Expedia!

CNN’s Chris Cuomo to Rep. Matt Gaetz: You Use Murder Victims for Political Convenience

In an extremely contentious interview Thursday night, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo he is “irresponsible” for directly saying the Florida lawmaker uses victims of illegal immigrant murders for political gain.

Earlier this week, Gaetz drew national headlines when he attempted to kick a Parkland massacre victim’s father out of a House Judiciary Committee hearing, claiming Manuel Oliver interrupted him multiple times. Gaetz argued during that hearing that a background-check bill wouldn’t prevent gun violence, but President Trump’s desired wall at the U.S.-Mexico border would.

“If we cared about safer streets, we’d build the wall and secure the border,” the Republican congressman declared.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here

The Daily Beast Latest Articles

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Special Episode: Matt Tamanini and Alan Henry Count Down their Top 10 Shows of 2018

On this special episode from BroadwayRadio, Matt Tamanini talks with his BroadwayWorld colleague Alan Henry about their favorite shows from their 2018 theatre-going. Unsurprisingly, Matt and Alan did not have a single show that appeared on both of their lists. The pair also looked forward and talked about three shows read more
BroadwayRadio

LOIT DISCOUNT UPDATE:

LOIT logo banner

MEET THE PUKKAS: Matt and Anna on everlasting love

In their latest #TrueRomance column, Matt Farquharson and Anna Whitehouse speak about the evolution of love and growing old together

meet the pukkas

Matt Farquharson on everlasting love…

You get born, you get educated, you get a job. You meet someone, you fall in love, you probably marry. Maybe you have kids. And then what? A four-decade chasm opens up and the next big life event is likely to be whatever kills you. So how are we supposed to fill that time, and can any love outlast it?

I met my wife when she was 24 and I was 29. I knew within minutes that I wanted to see her smile until I was too old to see anything. She was cheeky and quick, her eyes were sharp, and she had a tumbling mass of curls. I became a love-struck goofball. Just before our fourth date I got offered a job abroad and asked her to come with me. We made the decision at 5am on a mid-summer morning, as light nudged past some shabby Ikea blinds. And for seven years, across three countries, several jobs and an elderly adopted beagle, wherever there was music, we danced. Wherever we’d never been, we tried to visit. We sought work that made us happy rather than rich. After years of miscarriages, a rainbow baby arrived, and after a few more that didn’t make it, we gave her a sister. So what happens next?

‘We were walking back from dinner and the conversation took a turn’

Niggles happen next. Recently, we were walking back from dinner and the conversation took a turn: how I don’t cook anymore, how she never puts a wash on. And then something more: how I don’t talk, how she doesn’t listen. We whispered as we passed people, doing a bad job of pretending not to be a couple having a barney on the way home. We smiled for the babysitter and found urgent things to do in different corners of our small home. I said, ‘sorry,’ she said, ‘sorry,’ we both said, ‘but…’ and it became a full summit, about ‘greyness’ and ‘distance’, running into the wee hours.

Because in those first years together, I did cook, extravagantly shuffling pans and applying herbs with an unnecessary flourish, all while wearing a nice shirt. But by dinner 1,287, food became functional, rather than fun. And so we discussed this at 2am, a little bit drunk, when all I wanted to do was go to sleep. And she wouldn’t let things lie, because in matters of the heart, my wife is wiser than me and knows the value of communication.

It’s easy to talk when you’re sharingv the funniest stories from your first 29 years, but how do you keep the excitement when the material gets old, like a Las Vegas tribute act banging out the same old hits? The asnwer is to go full Bowie, re-inventing yourself from mod to hippy to glam-rock spaceman, regardless of what your audience wants.

You have to keep looking with fresh eyes at who’s in front of you. To do something new, something terrifying or something ridiculous to win them over, again and again. You have to look a little harder at one another, and remember to think, ‘oh, hello, it’s you. We get to grow old together.’

Meet the Pukkas

Anna Whitehouse on whether a relationship shifts from comfortable to complacent?

I can’t remember when I started focusing more on the things he wasn’t doing than the things he was. In the heady days of ricocheting from Eritrean restaurants in Soho to boozy weddings in The Cotswolds, there were spontaneous, ugly snogs outside festival Portaloos and frisky arse squeezes in the condiments aisle of Tesco Express at midnight. It was carnal, it was exhilarating, it was living. There was no time to consider anything other than the brilliant man that made me feel anything was possible.

So when living becomes a never-ending list of things to do – an encyclopedia of looming administrative failure – that exhilaration is quashed and the arse squeezes transform to pecks-on-the-cheek at the end of an exhausted work day. There’s deadlines and they are unrelenting. There’s a million reasons why you don’t have time to go beyond, ‘how was your day?’

‘Circumstances change, people change, bodies change’

This grey cloud slowly descends until you find yourself at the end of a rare night out together wondering why he’s not listening to your endless talking. Wondering why you can’t remember when you last mocked each other in a way that was uniting not dividing. Wondering why you are only seeing the things he isn’t when it’s clear he is so much.

Like any kind of erosion, there’s no regaining the bits you’ve lost. Circumstances change, people change, bodies change, priorities change: but just because that rock has changed shape doesn’t mean the substance has shifted.

Love isn’t solely in fun nights out or Agent Provocateur-embellished nights in. It’s not in the exhilarating embraces and the rampant excitement of a dizzying future together. It’s in the all-encompassing embrace when you’ve lost a friend, lost a job, lost a baby or lost a little bit of your mind. It’s in the quiet silence of two people watching a Netflix series together: two humans facing the same way, sharing the same experiences who can look back on the box set of their own messy, stressy union and realise it’ll never be Love Island but it is their island, complete with the occasional mug of undrunken tea and banal requests to ‘pick up toilet roll’.

The post MEET THE PUKKAS: Matt and Anna on everlasting love appeared first on Marie Claire.

Marie Claire

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Style Your Home’s Outdoors with All the Perfect Additions from MacKenzie-Childs! Save on Tables, House Letters & Chairs. Shop Now!

Matt Schlapp: Mick Mulvaney ‘perfect fit’ for Trump chief of staff

ABC News

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Ex-Lions GM Matt Millen needs heart transplant ‘fairly soon’

Former NFL linebacker and Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen is in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant and needs one "fairly soon," according to a report by NBC Sports. Millen has been suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease that would eventually require the surgery. Two months ago to the day, Millen stepped away from his work as a broadcaster with the Big Ten Network to focus on his health — and presumably prepare for a potential transplant. King reported that Monday is the 68th day that Millen, a former ESPN employee, has been waiting for a transplant in an undisclosed hospital in New Jersey. King said Millen will be in the hospital until he receives a new heart. Millen, 60, went public about his disease in April, when he told the Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania, that his heart was working at 30 percent of its capacity. Amyloidosis occurs when amyloid builds up in bone marrow and then spreads to organs and other body tissue. As…
ABC News: Sports

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

John Oliver Exposes Acting AG Matt Whitaker’s ‘Completely Disqualifying’ Past

John Oliver typically starts his HBO show with a “quick recap of the week.” But the Last Week Tonight host spent longer than usual on Sunday digging into the man President Donald Trump has chosen to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

After running down some highlights from the midterm elections, Oliver explained that on Wednesday Trump “did the thing that we’ve all kind of been bracing for,” finally firing Sessions and appointing Matt Whitaker to be his acting replacement. “And everything about that appointment is weird,” Oliver said, noting that instead of promoting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein he decided to “shove white Shrek into the job.”

“And that is troubling for any number of reasons,” he continued, “from the fact that he’s been a regular critic of the Mueller investigation to his questionable judicial philosophy.” But the “most eye-catching” thing in Whitaker’s background, Oliver said, was the patent company that he served on the advisory board for and is now under investigation by the FBI for allegedly defrauding its clients. “World Patent Marketing was a scam,” he declared.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

The Daily Beast Latest Articles

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

MATT & NAT – HOLIDAY COLLECTION

It’s the season for power.

Presence over presents any day. Go bold this holiday. This season we are celebrating power. Our Holiday Collection for 2018 takes the lead with vibrant colour, strong silhouettes and dynamic lines. Key styles work seamlessly into your seasonal wardrobe.  Our bestseller JULY, appears in an adorable mini form – perfect for the festive season.  If you are seeking an everyday bag, INVER can go from work to event as its both practical and oh-so-stylish.  Touches of faux-suede or the JOAN profile (a super chic mule) reference the western trend that’s been all over the runways this FW18.

There’s no wrong choice this holiday. Each bag provides fashion and function for your lifestyle.  Claim your minutes, steal your seconds – feel the force of the present.

 

The post MATT & NAT – HOLIDAY COLLECTION appeared first on Matt & Nat.

Matt & Nat

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

mattandnat.com Logo 150×50

The Hysterical Comedian Whose Kavanaugh Parody Puts Matt Damon to Shame

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast

Randy Rainbow, the so-called “internet sensation” and self-described “show queen,” has become so well-known for his zinging, homemade Broadway parodies of the Trump Administration—the latest is aimed at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh—that he now has a bestselling live tour booked all over the country.

His secret? He’s not even that political but he found in Trump a way to exorcise a lot of the dark feelings he felt for his late father.

“Trump fucking infuriates me,” says Rainbow, 37, who grew up in South Florida but now lives in a two-bedroom apartment in Astoria, Queens. “He reminds me so much of my father. That narcissism. Even my father couldn’t stand watching him because I think Trump reminded him of himself.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

The Daily Beast — Entertainment

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Interview: ‘Venom’ Producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach on Building a New Universe of Big-Screen Antiheroes

Interview: 'Venom' Producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach on Building a New Universe of Big-Screen Antiheroes

 

It's been years in the making, and fans of the brain-eating alien symbiote Venom are more than excited to finally see the beloved Spider-Man baddie finally get his own movie. Starring Tom Hardy, and directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Venom introduces a new kind of comic book movie — a darker, more subersive take on a popular side character in the larger Spider-Man universe. 

"We wanted this movie to be fun," producer Matt Tolmach told Fandango at a…

Read More

Read Comments

Fandango Movie News

MOVIE APP UPDATE: