Artist Proof: Daryll Pierce is a painter, designer, and illustrator that never ceases to stop working. Peirce’s work has been shown in numerous national and international galleries and exhibitions. Features of his work can be found in publications such as Juxtapoz, Blackbook, Print, ISM Quarterly, Happy, Beautiful Decay, Automatic, various city papers and online on web sites like Wooster Collective, Slam Hype, Fecal Face, Juxtapoz, Coolhunting, Transworld Skate/Snow and Modart Europe. Daryll received his BFA in Denver, but he currently works out of his home studio in Oakland, California.
Artsprojekt: What inspires your art?
Daryll Peirce: Humanity, nature, city, growth, future to name a few subjects. More intimately from travel, skateboarding, day-dreaming, exploring streets and nature. Humanity inspires me both from interacting with it in a direct sense, meaning with peers, other creators, strangers, social outcasts, etc, as well as from an observational voyeuristic perspective. I try to internalize those views and analyze, or imagine connections and relationships. That actually goes for other influences as well. Those fleeting images fuse with memories, hopes, and symbolism I’m interested in to hopefully create something that will affect others.
AP: What is the relationship between technique and content in your work?
Daryll: The content of my work is much more ethereal, being a slow growing amalgamation of experience and thought. Technique is not as important to me. Its simply my best attempt at using my accumulated skills for a literal translation of the concept. Although I do love the act of “drawing” into my work with paint.
AP: Describe your first experience of making art and how it affected your life’s journey
Daryll: As a kid, I was always good at simply entertaining myself with drawing in the corner of the room. I’m recall several cartoons, robots and monster trucks on sticky blue tracing paper. I can’t really say how it affected my plight, it was just always there and I wouldn’t know how to look at it objectively. I still have an amazing stapled book I made of my monster truck collection. I later made t-shirts out of one that had a truck named “Fli ‘N Hi” crushing a school bus.
AP: Describe your most recent experience of making art.
Daryll: Painting flat on my drawing table in my studio last night. Currently bouncing between two pieces in a current series. A little bit of ink sketching between paint drying as well.
AP: Take us on a guided tour through a day in your life as an artist
Daryll: I basically work all day everyday and have a hard time sleeping and focusing due to it all streaming together. Occasionally I get out to skate or have fun, but usually I’m thinking about what I should be doing, thus not having much fun having fun. I need to figure that out. That said, I do enjoy my work and believe in what I am doing.
Video’s of Daryll Peirce:
Babelgum: Miami 2009 Primary Flight
Daryll Pierce: Electric Windows
Primary Flight - Art Basel2007 - Miami, Flordia
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