Deviant of the Day

In my mind, artists are the true foundation of our society. Deviant of the Day is a blog about these people. Creatives hold the key to unlock everything exciting and wondrous about this world. Painters, photographers, chefs, sculptors, musicians, tattoo artists, engineers, designers, etc…you all blow my mind. Let’s stick to our guns and never give up.

Deviant of the Day #34 - Jack Jerz

Jack Jerz is an amazing artist from Kensington, Brooklyn. His work is insane and I love it! His fascination of history, mythology, and old and abandoned architecture is much of what influences his work..."comics, screenplays, regular plays, illustration, art direction, t-shirts, skateboards, album art, psychedelic blacklight posters." Recently, Jack has been independently publishing comic books of which he enjoys creating worlds of monsters, robots and river gods. He is currently working on his 3rd comic book, "Way Far Out at the Edge of the Earth" which soon can be purchased online along with his previous 2 comics here.

You can see more of Jack's work on the walls of Reciprocal Skateboards in the East Village and Jackbar in Williamsburg. You can even get his art inked permanently onto your body should you wish.  Yes, he is a tattoo artist and works at Eight of Swords. He books by appointment only, so shoot him an email here if ya need some ink.

"I'm a viscous uncaring capitalist and will lend my pen to anything if the price is right. Faceless corporations, I am your willing acolyte, show me the gateway to your ambrosia palace and I will drink the kool-aid and do the deepest, darkest and most perverted of your narrative or artistic bidding...

... for like 3 or 4 years till I've saved up enough scratch to move to a vineyard in Serbia with my archeologist wife and you can all kiss my ass."

-Jack Jerz

Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY 11218

Hometown: Cohasset, MA
Instagram: @jackjerz
Twitter: @jackjerz
Website: jackjerz.tumblr.com

Deviant of the Day #33 - How and Nosm

Raoul and Davide Perre, identical twins known as How and Nosm, have made quite the name for themselves within the international art community.  From their early days of train tagging and commercial work to their more recent days of non-commercial gallery work and large scale building murals, the philosophy behind each piece is profound and mind provoking. Look deeper into the philosophy starting this week as their canvas work will be on display for How and Nosm "A Different Language" at Jacob Lewis Gallery from 2/20 - 3/4.  The opening reception will be tonight from 6-8pm.  Here are a few pics of the two and their ferocious & widow-making guard dog, Niko, below.

Shoot Location: LIC, NY 11101

Hometown: Dusseldorf, Germany
Instagram: hownosm
Website: howandnosm.com

Deviant of the Day #29 - Lynne Brown

Lynne Brown, a Brooklyn based artist, invited me over to her art studio, Arts@Renaissance in which she has a 4 month residency. The building is actually an old psychiatric hospital that was left abandoned in 1982, which made for an interesting shooting location. Lynne's talents include drawing and sculpting and she will be working on an international peace mural on the Berlin wall this summer through cityarts.org. She will also spend her second consecutive summer there in Berlin at the Transit Institute. Check out Lynne's website here.

Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hometown: Queens, New York
Website: lynnemargaretbrown.com
Facebook: lynnemargaretbrownartist

Deviant of the Day #23 - Scott "Pondscum" Elmer

Yes, he goes by Pondscum...beautiful! And a great man he is. Having attended The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art from 1989-1991, Pondscum began his career as an in house Inker for Marvel Comics in 1993 and stayed on staff through 2012 when he switched over to the freelance side. Check out a few samples of his cover art here.

Shoot Location: New York, NY 10009

Hometown: New York, New York
Facebook: pondscum

Deviant of the Day #14 - Lara Scotton

I don't personally have any tattoos, but if I ever decide to permanently paint my skin, I'll definitely be headed straight for East Side Ink to see the lovely Lara from Milan. Check out her tattoo work and paintings here. I think the "night of the living sailor slut" tat is my favorite. Fantastic work Lara!

Shoot Location: New York, NY 10009

Hometown: Milan, Italy
Website: larascotton.com
Facebook: lara.scotton