Bootleg-玩转时尚艺术潮流! | Jason. S. Wright 「艺术访谈」
欢迎来到木牙Make Unique Young Arts，让我们来探索印花，T-shirt，Bootleg的世界～
Drawing is one of the best ways to record inspiration. It has no purpose, no occasion, and no solid materials. It is the purest release of inspiration. It's also the key to making the work interesting behind the scenes. Sometimes the illustrations are more attractive than the work itself! But most of the time only the artist can see these interesting illustrations.
Collecting weird things and objects is also a great hobby of many designers. They can create and transform the collected things with graphics. Inspired by the constant inspiration of life, they can create a fantastic and colorful world for designers by transforming and playing objects, which is also the artistic view of designers on life and fashion. Bootleg refers to a playful and creative renovation based on the original design or product.
今天我们有幸邀请到美国独立设计师Jason. S. Wright做客木牙MUYA和我们聊聊他的设计经历和创作来源。
Today we have the honor to invite American independent designer Jason S. Wright to join MUYA to talk with us about his design experience and source of creation.
1987年生于美国，在美国弗吉尼亚州里士满生活和工作。Jason S. Wright的作品是对创造性实践和精神实践的平行探索。在他通过媒体，材料和心灵进行搜索时，这条共生的纽带不断地引导着新的发现。作品深深的植根于传统的自我出版和“翻玩”（Bootleg）的意识形态，这样的创造环境使得自己的世界更加的富有成果而不是与其他人作品同化。Wright 通过个人旅程挖掘他个人的想法和叙事，一步一步地，扎扎实实的成为他前行道路的铺路石。
Born 1987, US. Lives and works in Richmond, VA, US. Jason S. Wright’s work is an exploration of the parallels found within the creative practice and spiritual practice. A symbiotic bond that is constantly leading to new discoveries as he searches through media, material, and the psyche. Deeply rooted in the underground traditions of self-publishing and bootleg ideology where it is more fruitful to create your own world rather than assimilating to someone else’s, Wright mines his personal journey for ideas and narratives that become the building blocks for a path he takes one step at a time, one day at a time.
工作室及品牌名称：UDLI Editions, House of Miracles, Miracle Seltzer, Peace On Earth Review…这些品牌互相关联只是将我创意兴趣的不同表达与不同合作者核心概念相互联系。
UDLI Editions, House of Miracles, Miracle Seltzer, Peace On Earth Review…All related but different expressions of my creative interests with an essential network of collaborators.
➤ 木牙MUYA: 现在艺术品电子商务如此之多，各种“自媒体”平台，您如何推广自己的作品？一些艺术家厌倦了在多个平台上注册和推广自己。您改善这种情况的独特方式是什么？
Now there are so many art e-commerce and various "we media" platforms, how do you promote your works? Some artists are tired of registering and developing their practices on multiple platforms. What are your unique ways of improving your practices?
I mostly only use Instagram. I have a weird relationship with promotion, I believe in attraction rather than promotion. I definitely miss out on some opportunities for commerce with this philosophy but I feel like I make deeper, more meaningful connections to those who I engage with my work with this style.
➤ 木牙MUYA: 您如何看待艺术家经常在各种平台上注册并导致职业倦怠的现状？您有这个问题吗？
What do you think about the current situation where artists frequently register on various platforms, which results in burnout? Do you have this problem?
I only use Instagram but I try to keep it healthy. I look at it as a social media tool where I am able to connect with people and nothing more. I don’t put too much stock in it and I don’t worry about follows and likes, I just try to have fun with it.
➤ 木牙MUYA: 哪些工作对于您当下的事业最为有所帮助？您具体都会做什么呢？大概做多久呢？
Which job would be most helpful for your current career? What exactly do you do? How long?
Jason: 我很幸运的认为艺术家的职位是我生活最主要的消遣。我为自己做东西并且将他们延伸出不同的表现方式。我是Miracle Seltzer的其中一位创意总监并与B. Thom Stevenson成为长期合作伙伴，我也是Be With新时代媒体公司的创意总监。哦！我还教课，教课是个很有趣的工作并且可以保持活力和兴奋的思维状态。
I am fortunate to consider myself an artist as my main occupation. I make things for myself and they extend to different avenues of expression. I am one of the creative directors of Miracle Seltzer with my longtime collaborator, B. Thom Stevenson and I am the creative director of a new age media company called Be With. Oh and I also teach, which is so much fun and keeps alive and excited about ideas.
➤ 木牙MUYA: 您的作品中有很多绘制的图案，您对这些图案有哪些特别的原因吗？
You have a lot of drawing patterns in your work, do you have some particular reason for that?
I have always loved drawing so I try to work it in as much as possible.
➤ 木牙MUYA: Jason平时的生活中，如何为设计和作品收集材料和灵感的？
How do you collect and collaborate with your materials and inspirations for your work?
I am a crazy collector of many things and with the things I am interested in and the things that excite me are all sources of inspiration. I never know where its going to work its way into my work but I believe my practice extends to every facet of my life.
➤ 木牙MUYA: Jason为什么喜欢服饰的创意设计？您设计的杂志书籍又有着怎样的相关呢？作为艺术家或者设计师，让你觉得开心兴奋的时刻是怎样的？
Why are you really into cloth material creation? How is the connection between the zine you designed? What is your exciting time to be an artist or designer？
Fashion has always interested me and t-shirts are an accessible entry point into that world. I have always collected t-shirts and books so it was only natural for me to start making my own. Bootleg philosophy, make the things you want, make the things you want to see in the world.
“One Day At A Time.”
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