Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandon Snow.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Turn my own photographs into larger than life silk screens where I will then hand-print them onto canvases and show/sell them in galleries… for a living. The dream was born, in 2012, after having already spent years with a camera permanently attached to my hand amongst a peer base of painters and artists alike. I set to realize my dream with relentless effort and commitment. I believed in both my current capabilities and my future potential. Along with the work I was producing, that belief in myself showed through to several galleries and I was showing and selling work through gallery spaces almost right from the start. That immediate opportunity to show my work, from the beginning, in public was really big in helping me grow as a working artist.
I owe all my success to that relentless effort, pushing the bar, quality control, and lots of support.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The only way to make it, on any level, in the art world is to pave your own road. And that is certainly not easy. The struggles are countless and endless but I refer to the whole journey as “riding the wave”. There are inevitable highs and lows. Additionally, embodying this ideology that “Expectation is the root of all frustration” was transcendental for me in my journey. Just control only what you can (mostly, personal work ethic and quality standards) and let the rest fall as it may.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Over time I have created a reputation for creating timeless work that analyzes what it means to be alive. Existentialism. Balancing one’s own fragility while simultaneously beholding such great forms and amounts of personal strength. Appreciating life to its fullest capacity is only possible when its fragility is fully recognized. I have made it a priority to make work that has no boundaries. The imagery must be able to convey the message without words and using everyday common objects that any person around the world, in any social class, would be able to decipher and relate to the work. The connections I have made and shared with my audience is what I am most proud of. That is the ultimate reward.
Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
Be polite, respectful, and thick skinned.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.brandonsnow.co
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