Part of the "Mixed Media Rings"
"The way I create jewellery for this project is just like a child playing with toys. The process is full of wonder,discovery, combining and unexpectation. I don’t make pieces based on design; I make them based onpassion and curiosity. I try to invent processes I cannot control (such as making salts grow on rings),I try to make things happen, I’m spontaneous and attentive, and I follow my instinct most of the time.This process of not knowing and not wanting, just playing, remaining free, being without intention, casual…and suddenly getting excited…and then recognising the point when one has to take control again, is abalancing act. I like accidents to occur during the creation process; sometimes they lead to a happy end result,and sometimes not. However, regardless of what happens, the results always bring inspiration for mycreations. I enjoy such uncontrollability, as it is the key element that makes my pieces individual and unique.During the process of creating them, I focus particularly on the texture, colour and details. I want people to alsowonder about the materials, feel the texture, pay attention to detail, and most importantly, feel my passion.”
Artist on tumblr - John Reuss - born 1973 in Germany but now living and working in Denmark. Being a self taught artist, John Reuss comes from a professional background in graphic layout & design, marketing and communication - and with a BA in Computer Science from the University of Aalborg, Denmark.
My work is characterized by contrasts - the juxtaposition of opposites on several levels - which is recognized throughout my paintings. Fine detail, drawn lines and meticulously painted shapes clash with bold brushstrokes, spatters and blurred contours. Soft organic shapes and multifaceted figures meet hard, calculated geometric abstractions.
What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
Remain free in your work, and be wary of modes, as only the work matters. I also love this quote by Francis Bacon: ”You know, for me the paint–and the older I get, the more it really was an accident. I see it, but I almost never happens that I had expected. They transform itself. in fact, I rarely know what will be the canvas and many things happen by accident, because it becomes a process to know which element of the accident I will choose to preserve.”
Sam Lyon is an illustrator based in Dundee, Scotland. He specializes in making one of a kind transparent jelly gummies gifs for the internet. MUST MUST check out all his awesome jelly gummies on his tumblr!!