The work of Jenkins is quite outstanding. His use of bright, and mostly primary colours makes it very eye-catching and hard to miss, I had to look at all the images in his Flickr photostream. There was such a large body of work, and all of it so unique I could have picked anything to show you! I could do a whole post about his "little black books" alone!
Name (Real or Screename): JENKINS
URL (Blog, Website): www.seesomework.co.uk/books, www.flickr.com/littleblackbooks
Location (Where are you from?): Brighton, England
Q: Describe your work in 10 words or less.
A: Frenetic, intense play.
Q: What do you like to work with (magazines, photographs, vintage)? Be specific!
A: Beautiful cuts from mundane images, paper, pencils, pens, paint, print, glue, and any technology in an unexpected way.
Q: How long have you been creating collages and what made you start?
A: I met Peter Blake when he was artist in residence at The National in 1993. His incredible passion, craft and celebration for everything and anything that could create an image made me want to experiment and play. In one hour he changed my perception of everything that was possible. He also had about ten works on the go at once, and incredible, warm energy.
Q: Are you solely an artist, or do you work in another profession?
A: I also work for many art galleries as a designer.
Q: Do you have any formal art training?
A: Yes. I went to Central Saint Martins.
Q: Explain your favourite techniques.
A: Speed (understanding time), seriously, I think that is an important technique to me. I often hate a piece if I work on it for too long, it loses energy, passion and erases the beautiful accidents. Drawing and painting are also my first love, I'll often start there and layer colour, collage and printing techniques into any area of this. One of my favourite techniques is layering, erasing, etching and muting photographs with my own marks to blend them into the image. I'm also very comfortable pulling things into the computer briefly to 'bind' it together and then push it out to paper through any means and keep working with it. I'm having loads of fun with a crappy inkjet printer, archival paper and paint at the moment. I'm open to working with anything.
Q: Describe your favourite piece ever created.
A: This is always the one I'm doing right now, right at the point when I look back and smile. Then it's gone and onto the next...
Q: What other artists do you admire?
A: Gosh! how long have you got: Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy. John Maeda, Max Huber, The WAFA Collective, Kate Banazi, Peter Saville, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, the list is just endless...