Jack Stocker has created a bit of a buzz for himself with his series of prints dubbed The Minimal Sneaker Study. An avid sneaker fan, Stocker has re-envisioned some of his favorites in his signature minimalist style including classics like the
Can you introduce yourself?
My names Jack Stocker and I’m an 18-year-old all-round art student about to start an art and design course at Brighton and Hove City College. I’ve always had a natural interest in art, design, streetwear and more specifically sneakers.
What was your original fascination with footwear?
I guess my first fascination of sneakers started when I was 8 or 9 and that would have been seeing people around me with sneakers that really stood out and how they were always able to keep them fresh. I’ve always been a collector, no matter what I was interested in I would always collect everything and I guess the main thing that I latched on to from a young age was sneakers.
What’s your current work flow like?
At the moment because I’m on a break between switching colleges, it’s up to me when I want to create something so right now it’s very organic and chilled. I am constantly thinking of new ideas and ways to express what I enjoy and see & trying to portray that in ways that haven’t been done yet.
What was the concept behind this theme?
It was after researching other artists and designers I decided that I just wanted to create what I enjoy in my own style, and that was to keep it simple and minimal yet effective. I didn’t want to be just another illustrator that creates their chosen shoe in a ‘cartoon’ style, although I appreciate it massively, I wanted to create something different that stuck out. My approach was to really dissect and take apart all the basic elements of a trainer and illustrate it back using only simple and basic shapes.
What are your plans with the show/concept?
The Nike illustrations being exhibited have been released as limited prints in a run of 30 available to purchase from email@example.com and I’ve recently been illustrating other brands such as ASICS, New Balance and Saucony. I’m hoping to release a series of limited prints for the ASICS illustrations shortly.
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