Skateboarding is an art form that is often overlooked, and even more-so misunderstood.
Skateboarding, like art, is a self initiated expression. Not reliant on a team, there is a special connection between the skater and their board. Similar to the way a painter has a special connection with their brushes. Although, a skater expresses themselves through complex physical movements by means of balance, grace, and guts. And instead of producing a piece of art by means of a pushing brushes across a canvas, a completed piece for a skateboarder is a complex trick (with your board) that is landed with grace and style.
As one can imagine, because of this, skateboarders are highly creative people when on and off their boards.
An example of such a creative spirit is local skater and artists, Jared Huss.
On his board, Huss’s athleticism has granted him opportunities to travel with professional skateboard labels all across the United States. Off his board Jared is a photographer, animator, video editor and artist.
This Saturday Epidemic Skateboard Shop, in collaboration with The Coachella Valley Art Scene, will be showcasing his latest works in a first ever solo exhibition. Featuring photography, collage, and various other mediums of artwork in a collection entitled “Free For All” by local artist and Epidemic team rider.
Jared’s creativity spills over from photography to mixed media to animation in “Free For All” – a vibrant collection of works inspired by Jared’s vast travels throughout the US, interactions within the pro skateboard world, and his desert roots. Capturing the essence of contemporary skate culture and the vibrancy of the desert’s youth.
So, without further ado…I present to you…local skateboarder and artist, Jared Huss…