Bio

PREACHER began working under this alias towards the end of 2016. Known mostly for his widespread wheat-pasting campaigns, Preacher resides and practices canvas based fine art in his hometown in New Orleans, La., This contemporary folk/street-artist incorporates many advertising themes and techniques into his public works. The medium of choice for this muralist is wheat paste. For gallery-based work, mixed media and acrylic/aerosol are commonly used.

Known to use several types of paper (from wax blueprints, vintage music sheets, WWI journal entries, etc.) in his works, Preacher experiments with the concepts of familiarity and historical depth. To connect with the viewer on an emotional level, realistic portraits and characters in a combination with text and limited color choice are intended to trigger visual curiosity; yet juxtaposed with drips to confuse the viewer. Though based in the “bible-belt” of the Southeast, Preacher’s plethora of work is not religiously charged. A visual dialogue is created in most of his works, drawing from themes of economics and commonly accompanied with aggressive sticker, moniker, and wheat pasting techniques.