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.

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Thank you to Janosch. You can find his links below.

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