How is the City your studio? "I might make my work in my studio or galleries- but all my inspiration comes from time spent out in the city. I love funny signs, great juxtapositions on the bus, or even just solving tricky spacial issues while walking around town- the best muse ever! The city itself is my canvas- exploring the geometry of abandoned railway structures with projected visuals, accentuating the beauty of trees along the lake with calming animated designs, and projecting exciting images on cars for parties in city alleys. “My City, Our City” makes all of Chicago the artist. I’m just providing the gallery." Like much of my work, “My City, Our City: A Photo Mashup” fights the negativity and hatred in the world by focusing on accentuating the positive. It centers on a simple, but powerful idea: we’re all the same. All over the city of Chicago, every single one of us has things we care about, things that make us smile, people and places we love completely. By engaging the whole of the city to decorate our sculpture with what moves them, we’re presenting a live, one-day, ephemeral glimpse into the heart of an entire metropolis through images they’ve collected. We’re not all that different after all.
Featured Artist Portrait by Joe Mazza | Brave Lux Chicago