ArtBlitz LA caught up with San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Fish at the opening of his show at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City to talk about his new work.
How’d you get started as an artist? What first sparked your interest?
Honestly, I have never really been good at anything else.
What about this body of work sets it apart from your previous work, in your mind?
I worked on it on and off for over a year, which for me is a long time for one theme. The zipper is an older theme I used a lot in the mid 2000’s, and I brought that back to convey a wide open taxidermy kinda feel to the show.
Do you consider yourself a street artist?
HA! No, not at all. Just because you paint something outside does not make you a street artist.
How are the murals that you’ve done in the past different from the work you do for a gallery show like this?
I am trying to incorporate more floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, full gallery paint jobs in my shows. I like to completely transform the space. I hate boring art on boring white walls.
What about LA made you want to show here?
Nothing except Mark Moore Gallery’s address. I love all my friends who live there, but LA is my least favorite city in the USA. No offense to those who choose to live there, it just isn’t for me.
Who/what inspires you as an artist?
San Francisco, my Mom, my wife, Michael Sieben, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Zio Ziegler, old cars, small dogs, and good friends telling tall tales.