An interview by Katherine Williams , curator and Josh Ryder , curator landescape @ europe . com
Artist Jeremiah Douglas Stroud ' s work establishes a channel of communication between abstraction and reality : he expertly captures the subtle nuances of his subjects ' atmosphere through a variety of techniques to challenge the relationship between the viewers ' perceptual parameters and their cultural substratum , inducing them to elaborate personal associations , offering them a multilayered aesthetic experience . One of the most impressive aspects of Stroud ' s work is the way it accomplishes a successful attempt to provide perceptual reality with a captivating abstract feeling . We are very pleased to introduce our readers to his multifaceted and stimulating artistic production .
Hello Jeremiah and welcome to LandEscape : before starting to elaborate about your artistic production would you like to tell us something about your background ? You have a solid formal training and you hold a Bachelors in Fine Arts , that you received from the Columbus College of Art and Design and are on track to finish your Master ' s of
Fine Art by July 2017 . How do your studies influence your evolution as an artist ? And in particular , how does your cultural substratum inform the way you relate yourself to art making and to the aesthetic problem in general ?
I am a Midwest American . I am from a working middle-class family and an impoverished area of Southern Illinois . My education has influenced my artwork heavily , through being transplanted out of comfort zones and never putting roots down in a particular area . Going from a small town , like Broughton , IL ., to a large city like Columbus , OH ., was a big change in perception of America . Then , moving from America to The Netherlands for my Master ' s , allowed me to sit outside of what I am and question everything about the structure of my psychology formed by the American culture . I am a position now to create work that plays on American symbolism and ideologies .
Your approach is very personal and your technique condenses a variety of viewpoints , that you combine together into a coherent balance . We would suggest to our readers to visit http :// www . stroudworks . com in order to get a synoptic view of your work : in the