Six questions for
Jake Kehar Gill

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Jake Kehar Gill.

Artist Jake Kehar Gill
Lives in London

How do you describe your own art practice?

I would say it’s all about trusting my instincts and a matter of what works well, what doesn’t work well, and how I can improve. I’m a sensitive person, so I am always vigilant of my surroundings; any slightest change in atmosphere can trigger my awareness.

What was your first experience with art?

From when I was a toddler I loved being creative, whether it was painting, drawing or working with Play Dough. I remembered being fond of Art Attack and collected the books. My brother had a knack for drawing, and I used to be jealous of him because I was so rubbish at it. I think it’s important to retain that innocence and act of play in creativity because it allows you to be spontaneous in your craft.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

I find inspiration everywhere, I would say it’s almost like a religious experience. I maintain an openmindedness when it comes to my everyday life, I always take an extra second to examine what I am looking at and how I respond to it. Music is also sacred for my daily life. I tend to develop visual responses to specific sounds, and from there I generate ideas. However, I would say my curiosity is my most significant source of inspiration.

What do you need in order to create your work?

I need a camera, notepad and pen, and access to a laptop or computer.

What are you working on at the moment?

I have recently made a publication called ‘BORDER’ which will soon be added to Self Publish Be Happy Library. I am currently working on a new project; however, I have yet to realise its complete metamorphosis.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

I have been really impressed by Edgar Martin’s incredibly sensitive approach to his project ‘Siloquies And Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes’. Definitely worth picking up a copy of his book.
Jean-Vincent Simonet’s recent project ‘In Bloom’ is visually stunning; his approach and technique to image making are very innovative.

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