Jeremiah Palecek

Art and Play, with Jeremiah Palecek

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What comes to mind when you think of art and play? Do you consider art as a playful act? Imagine how this shift in mindset can bring forth a wide range of freedom and joy in the creative process. My guest, artist Jeremiah Palecek takes time in our conversation to detail how he appreciates the role of art and play. If you’ve been around the Savvy Painter community for very long, you know that this is one of my favorite subjects! I had a wonderful time discussing this topic and a wide range of other subjects in our conversation. Make sure to check out images of Jeremiah’s artwork at the end of this post!

A Family of Artists

Who helped shape your creative imagination as a child? Was it a parent or grandparent? Did it take longer for you to discover your creative spark? Maybe for you, it was a teacher that helped usher you in on your journey as an artist. For Jeremiah Palecek, it started at an early age surrounded by art in his grandmother’s house. But it wasn’t just his grandmother, Jeremiah’s father also took an active role in helping to shape his exposure to various artists. On top of all these wonderful experiences and influences in his early years, Jeremiah also shared with me that he married a fellow artist. With all of these wonderful influences, it’s interesting to see how Jeremiah’s journey has led him to where he is today, creatively speaking. Don’t take for granted the influence you could have on the next generation of young artists!

Art as a Playful Act

Carl Jung once said, “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.” Does this perspective on art and play resonate with you? Do you find that your creative inspiration comes from a deep place of “inner necessity?” Artist Jeremiah Palecek describes his process saying, “I jump in before my ideas are fully formed.” During the course of our conversation, I got the sense from Jeremiah that this idea of following the “inner necessity” is something that he is very comfortable with as it influences his projects and the way he prepares for a new series of paintings. It was wonderful to get Jeremiah’s perspective on art and play and I know artists like you will enjoy it too!

Technology, Facial Recognition Software, and Art

One of my favorite things about the Savvy Painter community is the diverse symphony of perspectives and influences that we get to celebrate. The range of artists vary so vastly from landscape work to still life, from abstract to portraits, and on and on. My guest, Jeremiah Palecek is no exception to the celebration of unique perspectives. Jeremiah is currently working on a fascinating project that draws inspiration from facial recognition technology and how computers view human faces. We spent some time in our conversation centered on this fascinating and peculiar angle on portraits and the human face, I know you will find it as interesting as I did!

Consistency and the Creative Process

Do you struggle with finding the right rhythm to create your artwork? Are you looking for a way to cut through all the noise and figure out what it will take to hone in on your creative process? One KEY way to stay on course and cut through the noise is to practice consistently. Imagine the ground you could cover if you could set aside a consistent slice of time each day to work on your art? Sure, there will always be time for excuses and give yourself the grace of the occasional exception – but don’t underestimate the power of consistency! Don’t just take my word for it – my guest, Jeremiah Palecek attests to the creative energy that is unlocked when you give yourself the permission to show up at the same place and time each day to allow your creative vision to unfold. So what are you waiting for? Try it out!

Outline of This Episode

  • [1:22] I introduce my guest, Jeremiah Palecek.
  • [3:40] How Jeremiah’s grandmother influenced his decision to become an artist.
  • [8:30] Artists that have influenced Jeremiah.
  • [10:30] Jeremiah explains his artwork.
  • [16:00] The power of sight and perception.
  • [21:00] Technology, facial recognition, and artwork.
  • [23:30] Art as a playful act.
  • [28:30] The KEY is consistency.
  • [34:00] Jeremiah talks about his process.
  • [40:30] A moment of success and pride for Jeremiah.
  • [54:00] Jeremiah’s dream project.

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