Owen Gent: “The people who I love are very different but I guess they all share some qualities which I really admire in a person: Passion, Empathy and a sense of Adventure.”
Cornwall-based illustrator Owen Gent is a storyteller with unique interpretation of life. Previously the artist’s been featured on cosmic-orgasm.com and you can read it from here. Now we’re getting a little bit more about the illustrator Owen Gent, here we go!
Cosmic Talks: The Illustrator Owen Gent
Tell 3 things about you, please.
» Live and work in Bristol, UK
» Lover of walking
» Wear jumpers most of the time
Tell 3 things about people who you love, please.
» The people who I love are very different but I guess they all share some qualities which I really admire in a person: Passion, Empathy and a sense of Adventure.
Tell 3 things about your art, please.
» For the most part my work is approachable but melancholic and (hopefully) beautiful.
How do you usually feel during a day?
» That’s a tricky one but I’m lucky enough to be a fairly level person so as long as I’m keeping a balance between work, social life and keeping things fresh and interesting, I’m usually pretty content.
What do you do before go to sleep?
» Listen to music in the dark.
Which word do you really enjoy to say? (why?)
» There’s a noise which myself and a few friends have crafted which is an amazing remedy to feeling bored or down. I’ve never attempted to spell it but it’s basically a high pitched “Woooh” followed by a fart noise.
What is the most boring thing in your daily routine?
» If I’m really into a piece of work then cooking and eating can be a bit frustrating I guess.
Tell something about your cozy place, please.
» I’m currently renovating an old van into a liveable camper van which will be small cosy and will have a little woodstove in the corner.
What is your COM*?
((*): When you get inspired, you reach your inner balance&strength and you crystallize your mind to reach the cosmic-orgasmic-moment.)
» I might have to keep that to myself I’m afraid.
What is your favourite fiction character?
» Fair Rosamund.
I would not live without … ?
» The outdoors.
Vegetables or fruits or meat?
Tell something about your last dream you had, please.
» There was an incredible sloping field of water.
What kind of wanderer you are?
» I walk a lot and am generally happiest when I’m exploring a new place.
What is the inspiration behind your art?
» Largely traditional folk music and narrative literature.
All images © Owen Gent