This week, we spoke to Jay Rechsteiner, a business and marketing dude with an artistic background. For someone who is into conceptual art, read more about how he is inspired and what he is interested in!
How long have you been with Visualtroop, and why did you decide to join us?
I think I have been with you guys for about two months. I decided to join you guys because it seems an easy way to sell one's design/work without actually selling the original work. I also like the fact that the work can be printed on various items. It is easy to use.
What is your background; in terms of yourself, as well as your association with art?
My background apart from art is business management and marketing. I travel a lot and like living in different countries.
What genre of art do you most prefer, and why?
Conceptual art. I believe that ideas are eternal whereas visual work is very temporary and don't last that long. Besides this, conceptual art gives me more creative freedom and offers a much great challenge to me.
Are you trying to communicate anything with your artworks?
Yes. There are various things I am interested in. My main interest lies in social and political as well as art theoretical issues/problems etc.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Shop Jay's conceptual and abstract work on various products here
When someone asks you if you are an artist, say 'Yes, I am.'