Awhile back, we took a little studio tour with artist Jason Woodside. Recently, Woodside x ADIDAS have teamed up with Urban Outfitters as one of the many amazing projects to come from Urban’s brooklyn Space Ninety 8. We can’t wait to see what else the concept store will bring, but in the meantime, here’s a look back at one of our favorite artist profiles from SHK Mag.

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Photographed by MICHAEL CASKER

Interviewed by MIKE HICKS

Jason Woodside creates inventive, modern pieces of art that are extremely fun to look at. Based in New York City, his artwork has been displayed all over the world in Sydney, Los Angeles and Miami, along with a number of murals throughout NYC and Brooklyn. Using geometric shapes and bright colors, Woodside wants to create “something for your mind and something for your eyes,” we think he does just that in every piece. He has worked with the likes of Michel Roux, Von Zipper and Obey… And so many more. Here, find out what Woodside has to say about his career in art, which started by drawing on a desk in math class, and try and figure out how he keeps it fresh. 

SHK: WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER YOUR TALENT AS AN ARTIST?

JASON WOODSIDE: My teacher busted me for desk drawing and showed the class for punishment. The class just stoked out on the piece.

WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR INFLUENCES?

Early skateboard vibes… Patchworks. Furniture and home pieces… Textures and contrast.

YOUR WORK UTILIZES GEOMETRIC SHAPES AND VERY BOLD COLORS. WHAT DRAWS YOU TO THOSE TECHNIQUES AS OPPOSED TO SOMETHING MORE DRAB?

I guess, I don’t really mean to do the geometric stuff. I just prefer the cleaner lines and not blending colors. Keeping the subject based on shapes and colors appeals to me most, as I feel it keeps away from linear thought… And what comes out is a feeling, or energy. Creating a feeling is what’s important to me with my work.

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