Being a photographer and a designer, Tim Jarosz is continually attracted to texture and color. He hits the pavement and creates the source images that later feed his various creative applications. He’s a Chicago boy, which makes sense since it’s his Cityscapes of The Chi that initially drew us to his work. Line and color embolden each other reciprocally in Tim’s art & images, whether his more embellished interpretations, or his rugged boot-to-ground city shots, and his “Walls” series.
We’re happy to feature his work, since it sees the city in the same way we do; vibrant, dynamic, convergent. Alive, funky, rhythmic. Our fascination with his output has now born itself out via an interview we think you’ll find both edifying and evocative. This talent was born here but his work is sure to find eyes far from home. With cities serving as his muse, the possibilities for more pulsating work from Tim Jarosz are both probable and expansive.
EL of IPMM: Hey Tim! Glad to be in touch… your Cityscapes caught our eye man… being a Chicago-based publication, you can understand why. But your use of color amidst architecture is fantastic, kudos!
TJ: Yea man, thanks so much for this opportunity, really means a lot. You know, being from Chicago, how this city can inspire you so easily. I mean the people, culture and architecture are some of the best in the world and that’s why I like to focus my work on this amazing city. I try to highlight what anyone can see everyday just by walking down the street.
IPMM: Can you tell us about the process involved in creating the Cityscapes?
TJ: My process is always a little different for each piece, but they all follow a pretty similar pattern. My work always starts with photography. I’m always walking around the city snapping photos of things I find interesting. I guess you would call it street photography. After I get a solid set of buildings or rooftops photographed, I then move into editing and collaging those photographs together. Once I have a composition I like, I start to add some color and texture treatments to the piece. This part is always different. I kind of just play with it until I feel it works. After that I do a little more editing and then somehow they come out like they do. I wouldn’t be able to create my style of work without the use of photography and design equally. For me they go hand in hand and are a crucial part of my artwork.
IPMM: The color in the Cityscapes really amplifies the viewing experience. It makes it feel like it’s in 3D. What about these images compelled you to inject them with color?
Rick Rubin is a music producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Johnny Cash, Red...May 29, 2023
Mexico City is home to some of the best street art in the world. If you're looking to visit a bustling city...May 15, 2023
Each pillar of our ‘Experience, Reflect, Make’ sequence incorporates several lesson plans to roll out for each age group, and no matter...May 9, 2023