So, Jeremy Fish was my most recent victim. I first saw his work when I was about 19 years old and in my skull drawing phase, a phase majority of young illustrators go through probably after or before the eye ball phase.
Jeremy’s work caught my eye because it was so sharp and bold and I hadn’t seen anything like it back then. I usually wouldn’t personally class this type of design as art but I believe that art is also defined by who does it and to me, and I think it’s safe to say, a lot of other people as well, will class Jeremy Fish as a true artist because of his reasons and his pure love for it all. Don’t just scan each image, really look at it and think of each part being focused on by the artist, each small part has it’s purpose to prop up the rest of the piece. His work has now been camouflaged into the graphic design scene and does not get the full attention it truly deserves. This seems to be an ongoing problem these days in the world of Art so that’s why I tracked him down to ask him a few questions and get some pictures of his most recent work.
Addicts and repeat offenders, I introduce to you, Mr Jeremy Fish….
“…I am very fortunate. I have accomplished far more than I set out to when I moved to California 20 years ago”
How did it all start for you?
Skateboarding. I moved to San Francisco for art school and skating in the mid 90’s. I found work after school in the skateboard industry here in SF. Doing graphics and having my illustrations published in Slap magazine really helped get my work out there, and got me my start as a professional art dude. it was the best of times…
Are you happy with the way everything has turned out for you in the art world?
Yes, I am very fortunate. I have accomplished far more than I set out to when I moved to California 20 years ago. A big thanks to everyone who has helped me and my artwork along the road.
A question from man to man, I need to know, How long did it take you to grow that beard of yours?
Ever since it started growing. I have almost always had some sort of beard, they come and go like the wool on a sheep. this current beard is around 18 months. its a good solid one with no trimming. an all natural beast.
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
Who influences you the most artistically?