“Retro-Futuristic” Independent Artist JEREMY GDALIA
Hailing from the other side of the pond, Jeremy Gdalia is making a splash here in the States with his Anime and retro sci-fi-inspired artwork. After his graduation from the University of London, Gdalia pursued the lifestyle of a freelance artist.
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Gdalia's portfolio is no joke, from working with big-name brands to some editorial projects. One of his more recent works was with a sake brand called Soso which mixes sake and soda together to create a refreshing drink. Jeremy created visuals of their kawaii can mascot posing with beautiful anime girls.
Some of his editorial work has been featured in BOLD Magazine, FRST Look Book, and many others. When looking at Jeremy’s editorial work, his diverse talents and skills become clear. You can see very clean and unique work as well as his traditional anime-style imagery.
Jeremy truly shines when it comes to creating streetwear designs and album artwork. When it comes to this type of work, you can tell he truly enjoys the process. He’s created album art for artists such as YOURI for their album COMMENT, HIP DOZER for their Midnight Glow album, and Shaga for their single WHISKEY SANS GLACE. He has also used his work to create visually exciting phone covers. My personal favorites are the GROWN album covers you can see below as they show 2 different styles of design work Jeremy brings to the table.
Not only have we had the pleasure of working with Jeremy on having some of his work featured on Popkiller shirts, he recently let us have a short Q&A with him just for you guys to enjoy. Have a look below…
1. What Are Your biggest artistic influences?
I have always been passionate about Japanese popular and underground culture. Then, over the years, I have developed a specific interest in retro-futuristic universe, as well as, American midnight movies.
2. What is your favorite medium and why?
I started with traditional mediums like water and oil-based paints. Currently, I’m working mostly with digital tools to deliver faster results for my clients from all around the world. In the near future, you can expect to see more limited edition screen printing illustrations and clothing instead of digital. It’s almost like going back to my artistic routes.
3.When is your favorite time of day to create?
I will probably say at night when the town is dark and quiet, with a dim light. I love this atmosphere, I feel that I am in a character from a pulp magazine.
4.What motivates you to create?
A lot of things, it could be a book, a magazine, an exhibition, a film or even a song. I like to listen to a track and create an illustration around it.
5. Besides art is there anything else you’re passionate about?
My other passion is music, I am also a musician. I have been playing music since I was a teenager and I have been in several bands.
My musical project’s name is BALAFRE (@balafreband). The genre is dark wave mixed with Neo disco, really inspired by cinema and anime like Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Blade Runner, New York 1997, etc.
6.Is there any artist living or dead that is a dream collaboration?
I would love to collaborate with the fashion designer Charaf Tajer of Casablanca.
7. A lot of your work is anime-inspired do you have a top 3 favorite series?
Cyber City Oedo 808, Cowboy bebop and Hokuto no Ken (1984)
8.Lastly, What would you tell any new up-and-coming artist?
As I still consider myself as a new up-and-coming artist, I will say to myself ‘keep working hard it will pay out at some point mate’
Even with this impressive portfolio, Jeremy shows no signs of slowing down in his pursuit of artistic success. If this is the type of work we are getting now at the early stages of his career I can’t wait to see what else he will bring to the table. If you want to support Jeremy and follow him on his adventures, you can find his links below. You can also check out his latest releases over at his collections page here or you can try your luck and enter our current giveaway for Jeremy’s new design on our Instagram!
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