Every time I hang out with Jeremiah I get inspired in the sense that I see the potential for exploration of life through art- looking at everything with a new eye- that in turn makes me really start to see the daily hypocrisies of this society. When I went to art school they told me that art is supposed to make you think about stuff- and this is exactly what Jeremiah’s work does.
I lived with Jeremiah for about three years in North Beach and then before he moved into Lobo studios in Oakland I think he went to Hawaii for a few months to try and be a pro surfer but that didn’t work out- something about an evil girl…now all he does is make art, shop for stuff to make art at places most people wouldn’t even think of going, camps in a tent next to malls for artistic research, is trying to make a raft to swim across the bay, rides his skateboard, and then makes more art. He is also the funniest person that I know- he actually does standup too so that helps. Anyways this new project Blue Collar Bushido will make you think about your life, something that most art isn’t able to do these days.
Jeremiah Jenkins‘ Blue Collar Bushido opens September 2nd 2010 at Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco.