Jeremy Earhart, artist from New Jersey, United States. Photo © J. Earhart
1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.
I am a painter and sculptor living in Jersey City, New Jersey. I create installations/pieces using acrylic and wood with paint. My work is a Rorschach of collaged imagery, influenced by nostalgia, mixed with current issues. I create the work using old school methods/craft making techniques.
I grew up in rural mid-west skateboarding all have had a huge impact. I also work in wood restoration and decorative painting. I work with old art school friends that have a small company. We are currently restoring the wood/carvings in Trinity church in Manhattan New York for the past year.
2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?
I would have to say the Metropolitan Museum of Art is my favorite, spent allot of time in there. Also my first job in New York was working as a security guard at the Met. I also love the smaller, not as well known like Mercer Museum in Doylestown PA. They have an incredible collection of early american tools/objects, the display and the building itself is amazing.
3.How important are social networks in your business? And which platform do you prefer and why.
I think all social networks are important in all business, especially today with a pandemic happening it seems even more important to share content. I prefer to use Instagram, its simple and just visual. I’m still catching up to it but it seems the best way to get your work out there directly.
4.What are your future projects?
I recently moved back to the New York area and I’m currently working on a new body of work.
5.To create greater engagement among museums, artists and professionals, do you have any advice for cultural projects such as #MuseumWeek?
I can only say keep bridging the gap to museum to artist/viewer, keep doing what your doing. Museums: more grass roots projects that involves the communities they are in- local artist shows as well as national more established artist.
Interview by Fabio Pariante, journalist
Jeremy Earhart is an American artist originally from Missouri who studied at the BFA – 1998, Memphis College of Art in Memphis, TN and at the Parsons School of Design in New York, NY. His art is based on the combination of images and techniques to find a balance in the whole composition between shapes and colors.
Each work is a stratification of materials that “emerge” from the dark thanks to a hidden light. In this way the details of each production are highlighted for an impactful and very suggestive result. Among the materials that he favors in his production are wood and plexiglass, and he finds inspiration from symbols, memorabilia and souvenirs. Jeremy Earhart lives and works in New Jersey.