Introducing: PREACHER – An Artist Feature

We would like to take the time to introduce PREACHER, a multidisciplinary strategic painter. Self taught and “pretty simple” with no formal art education….. he says. PREACHER creates works of art that balance on the lines of popculture, political, and subliminal. His medium of choice is wheat paste, but for gallery-based work mixed media and acrylic/aerosol on canvas or reclaimed objects are used.

I discovered PORTCULTURE through a local art event and was invited to showcase in the upcoming shows.

Do you enjoy this program?

Yes it provides me a lot of exposure.

What inspires you to create?

Emotions and societal pressure.

Where do you see yourself in the next year in New Orleans

Hopefully in the middle of painting a mural somewhere..

What do you love about New Orleans?

I enjoy how it’s a spread out urban city, Mainly the architecture and history.

What is your favorite Urban South Beer?

Coop’d Up

Below is his artist statement:

PREACHER began working under this alias towards the end of 2016. Known

mostly for his widespread wheat-pasting campaigns, Preacher resides and practices canvas based fine art in his hometown in Alabama. Most prolific in New Orleans, La., the contemporary folk/street-artist incorporates many advertising themes and techniques into his public works. The medium of choice for this muralist is wheat paste. For gallery-based work, mixed media and acrylic/aerosol are commonly used.

Known to use several types of paper (from wax blueprints, vintage music sheets, WWI journal entries, etc.) in his works, Preacher experiments with the concepts of familiarity and historical depth. To connect with the viewer on an emotional level, realistic portraits and characters in a combination with text and neutral color palette are intended to trigger visual curiosity; yet juxtaposed with drips to confuse the viewer. Though based in the “bible-belt” of the Southeast, Preacher’s plethora of work is not religiously charged. A visual dialogue is created in most of his works, drawing from themes of economics and commonly accompanied with aggressive sticker, moniker, and wheat pasting techniques