AFYM Artist Profile: Jack Loel

Clean and succinct graphics is what Jack is all about. The best part is the element of high impact creativity, he casually throws into the mix. His aesthetic demands your full attention, without screaming out at you. I find that his work is always immaculately placed and if you look closer, there's always something that takes you by surprise! It's a breathe of fresh air and inviting as hell.

We've seen a few of his pieces for the exhibition and a few of us already know which ones we'll be taking home. To keep it fair though, we're putting down the red dot halfway through the night so make sure you get in early!

1. Tell us a bit about what you do (outside of your art)?

I’m a third year visual communication design student at Queensland College of Art.

2. How would you describe your work?

relevant, conceptual and playful

3. How did you get started?

I think by being curious about art and having a knack for technology, I became interested in design.

4. What motivates you to create?

Not wanting to be bored, curiosity, current events.

5. What inspires you at the moment?

Wabi-Sabi, the beauty of imperfection and impermanence.

6. What do you find is the most exciting and rewarding aspect in your working process?

Working with and collaborating with different people is always exciting. The finished product is the most rewarding.

7. What’s next in terms of using different media/challenging yourself?

Hopefully some web stuff, zines with friends. I would like to do some more artistic projects.

8. Who would you most like to collaborate with (living or dead) and why?

Kidrobot, KAWS or Takashi Murakami. 3D!

9. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

I can see myself knowing a lot more about myself as a designer, it's only this year that I have really become comfortable with my own practice. I'm excited!

10. Favourite place/thing to do in Brisbane on a day off…

Lunch and treats in k-town and hangs at the APDL.

11. Sneaky hint about what you’re working on for us?

Capital letters

12. What was the most useful or weirdest advice your mother gave you?

This will be made very clear at the exhibition :)

13. Do you have a website?