Guided By Intuition: Interview with Illustrator & Gallery Owner, Janosch Feiertag.
In the spirit of coming together, our latest drop features a collaboration with Kassel-based Gallery Owner & Illustrator Janosch Feiertag. You can find the tees online now. We thought we’d catch up with Janosch via Zoom a few days ago to learn a little more about what he’s up to and how he’s been navigating his practice.
How would you describe your work?
I think my work is intuitive. When I’m drawing I don’t think too much about it. When I’d think too much about my stuff, I would just sit and do nothing.
When did you start illustration?
I started very, very early with drawing. Before my studies I also worked as a stage painter — so the background painting in theatre.
Where do you find your inspiration?
At flea markets. Or when I walk around. I’m very influenced by graveyards — the shapes of gravestones and different ornament styles on them. I also do gardening work and get my inspiration from this part of my life. For me, it’s really important to not only swim in one bubble — the art bubble. Gardening work, for me, is also very important because all week I sit on the computer at a desk, drawing and it fucks up my brain — so I need this change.
What did you study? And what was the experience like for you?
I studied Visual Communication where the main topic was Graphic Design and Illustration. I was a little bit confused by some of the professors. They wanted to push you in strange directions and didn’t support what you actually wanted to do. I felt a little bit like I was in a cage. But then, after my studies, I found a way back to how I was drawing when I was sixteen. I think that’s the most authentic way to draw, for me.
Thank you to Janosch. You can find his links below.