PREACHER began working under this alias towards the end of 2016. Known
mostly for his widespread wheat-pasting campaigns, Preacher resides
and practices canvas based fine art in his hometown in Alabama. Most
prolific in New Orleans, La., the contemporary folk/street-artist
incorporates many advertising themes and techniques into his public
works. The medium of choice for this muralist is wheat paste. For
gallery-based work, mixed media and acrylic/aerosol are commonly used.
Known to use several types of paper (from wax blueprints, vintage
music sheets, WWI journal entries, etc.) in his works, Preacher
experiments with the concepts of familiarity and historical depth. To
connect with the viewer on an emotional level, realistic portraits and
characters in a combination with text and limited color choice are
intended to trigger visual curiosity; yet juxtaposed with drips to
confuse the viewer. Though based in the “bible-belt” of the Southeast,
Preacher’s plethora of work is not religiously charged. A visual
dialogue is created in most of his works, drawing from themes of
economics and commonly accompanied with aggressive sticker, moniker,
and wheat pasting techniques.
Letter of interest.
I am in search of a platform to connect myself with others and others
with myself. I believe that showcasing my work at 121 will bolster to
exposure of the line of works I have created. I believe I am in an
important point in my artistic career, as the past ear has been full
of small shows, media attention, and large mural painting. I have
gained more traction and continued to paint at a voracious pace. In
terms of design. My work is designed top evoke feeling in the viewer.
It is designed to breathe power and self-being into the viewers. The
alias and concepts are always changing but the real grit of it falls
back on the simple concept of vandalism. This art is vandalism.
Vandalism typically has negative social impact, however if this
concept were to be reversed, a more positive experience of the artwork
should be gained.