Justin Deister

303-444-5212
justin@uppercasedesign.us

I enjoy giving new life and new voices to the lost, worn out, used and broken, the rusty, torn and tattered tidbits once considered essential to our culture and couture. Bread-less toasters, tarnished serving dishes and burned out electronics, live again as “Lost Souls.”

Resurrected from oblivian, and  again having purpose and substance, Lost Souls tell new stories and may even whisper to you in a quiet moment. I won’t tell you exactly what. I will only hint and suggest. You will complete their story. If you listen, they will speak.

Beyond their formal qualities, there is always an emotion, a narrative, a good story, an historical reference, human nature or cultural aspect in mind when I begin a new re-creation, or at least by the time it’s finished.

I find inspiration from veins of a leaf to literary treasures of Victor Hugo, in ambiguous and subjective elements of a good story. I appreciate the elegance of Brancusi, the raw spiritual power of Rodin and the reductive form of Modigliani, to the decorative fun of Steampunk.

I believe through art we give glory to the one who made us by responding to life experiences and searching for meaning and purpose. The great power of art is realized in its potential to speak to us, to point, connect us, bridge culture, time and distance. When we are busy, distracted and hurrying through the day, pause to notice the blue sky. Feel the depth of another person’s heart. Discover something about yourself. When we do, we are being artistic. We are all creative.

 I believe we give glory to the one who made us by responding to life experiences and searching for meaning and purpose. The great power of art is realized in its potential to speak to us, to point, connect us, bridge culture, time and distance. 

Art will speak to you when the time is right. Don’t rush to understand, label or explain it. Without words, allow emotions to mingle with all that we are. When I tell you that one of my sculptures is an English gentleman out for a stroll and that he has been stranded on an island with tiny people, swam with Claude Monet, waited for Godot, starred in 2-dimensional theater, and fallen in love with a giant squid, just trust me and nod.

When you are busy, distracted and hurrying through your day, simply pause to notice the blue sky. Feel the depth of another person’s heart. Discover something about yourself. When we do, we are being artistic. I believe we are all creative.

Professional Background
For over 20 years I have enjoyed creating communications design, identity, brand development, and marketing materials for a spectrum of business and industry, from perfume and cosmetics to digital storage devices, law, engineering, travel and tourism. When startups and established businesses partner their strengths with creative brand development, great things can be accomplished. Productive collaborations improve brand image, public awareness of products and services, and market share. Please call for consultation. I’m ready when you are.

Education
MFA Communication Arts & Design – VCU

BFA Graphic Design – MSU
Independent Study – KC Art Institute

Public Art References
Lauren Greenfield Longmont, CO 720-299-9862 Lauren.Greenfield@ci.longmont.co.us

Program Coordinator Art in Public Places

Susan Booker Lafayette, CO 303-665-5588
Susanb@cityoflafayette.com
Program Coordinator Art in Public Places

Denise Schall Colorado Springs, CO 719-866-0088 DeniseSchall@downtowncs.com
Program Coordinator Arts on the Streets

Kim Snyder Greeley, CO 970-350-9450
Kim.Snyder@Greeleygov.com
Public Art Coordinator Arts on the Streets

 

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