Artist’s Corner: Kel Brown


It’s a new month so that means a new artist. His name is Kel Brown . Kel does abstracts with oil, acrylic, markers, etc. To kick-off his time at Black Star Co-op, I asked Kel some questions: 

Dustin: Hi Kel! Could you introduce yourself?

Kel: My name is Kel Brown and I’m an Abstract artist currently residing in Austin, Texas. 

D: You are from Houston and now live in Austin. What is it like being an artist here?

K: It’s literally been a dream come true. I’m very grateful for the reception my art has received since moving here. Last month I was able to have my first ever solo exhibition (Astroblack) with the help and support of friends and family. It’s been a great journey thus far and I can’t wait for the next chapters to reveal themselves.  

D: How do you work?

K: I usually just start. That is truly the hardest part. Concepts, titles and nuance often follow that. I like to have music playing and incense burning. These are key elements in my work flow and very necessary to achieving a certain vibe in the studio. 

D: What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

K: Too many haha. 

D: A lot of your work has aspects of street art and graffiti. What’s your history with graffiti and how does it influence your work?

K: Graffiti was the initial foundation for everything happening now. I was arrested in Austin about 3 years ago for tagging the back of a frat house. That experience was necessary to get me to this point and I’m grateful for it.