JESSE FILLINGHAM
Interview with the US artist

Jesse Fillingham interview.

Jesse Fillingham loves burgers, mythology… and unicorns.
He also graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a BFA in Illustration.
He did a lot of shows in California since then.
More about the US artist Jesse Fillingham.

Jesse Fillingham artwork

Jesse Fillingham artwork

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
My name is Jesse Fillingham. I was born and raised in San Diego, California, I now reside in Pasadena, California. I graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2010. I enjoy drawing, comics, bound media, zines, burgers, beer, and unicorns.

Jesse Fillingham Fatalist Palmistry

Jesse Fillingham Fatalist Palmistry

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
Two things that seem to be present in a lot of my work is an emphasis on nature/natural phenomena and mythology/fantasy. Rendering is also a process that I put myself through in most of my work, which I find to be extremely rewarding.

Jesse Fillingham Limit Break

Jesse Fillingham Limit Break

PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
It varies quite a bit depending on the application of the image. I generally make a sketch of some sort figuring out the main components of the piece I am working on. That sketch either gets blown up and traced or I re-draw it to scale. Then a variety of media is thrown around until I am happy with the image.

Jesse Fillingham Miner

Jesse Fillingham Miner

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART?
I couldn’t really say, I have lived in Southern California my whole life so I guess it would be interesting to see if there was a change in my work living in a different part of the country/world.
But in terms of my work space, my roommate James Chong, and I don’t have a living room because we turned it into our studio, which makes for a great working environment.

Jesse Fillingham Tree Spirit

Jesse Fillingham Tree Spirit

WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
John James Audubon, Kuniyoshi, C.F., Stanley Kubrick, Tadanori Yokoo, and a host of amazing artists on my favorite website: flickr.

ANY LAST WORD?
Check out Never Press! It is a small press that two of my friends and I started. We are producing zines and comics and all kinds of eyegasm-inducing products!

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