Bryan Snyder Interview: part 2

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Worked in paint, but with a brush that never touches the canvas. Though abstract and spontaneous, they are built up into very recognizable and detailed icons. A body of work that lacks a theme in terms of subject, but finds harmony in technique. They are gestural but restricted… spontaneous but premeditated…this is my current work…

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9 Responses to “Bryan Snyder Interview: part 2”


  1. 1 Mike Corona Aug 13th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Without the ability to fully express myself artistically, all i can say is…you rule, Snyder!

  2. 2 KOERCE MEDIA Oct 6th, 2008 at 9:12 am

    I love the gas station. First really good street art in public c-bad…ever. Keep up the great work. The same ol piece is epic

    -Mario D

  3. 3 Lydia Springfield Jan 21st, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Bryan . . . not Brian . . . love your interview . . . its hard to have such complete expressions at a party . . . hope to work together ! !

  4. 4 Sharon Olloqui/Ensemble boutique Apr 3rd, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I met your mother today when she came into my store. She told me about you and your interesting art. I like your mushrooms and bottles oh, and the bowling pins too. If you are interested at all to hang your work here at Ensemble and put a price on it I do get a lot of foot traffic through the store. Come by and say hi sometime. Sharon

  5. 5 GARVEY May 2nd, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Hey Bryan, Just check-in website, very cool & well done ! Gona try to stop by with a friend soon, I told her how much I liked your work.
    All the best, Brian

  6. 6 Shelby Gale May 17th, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Hey Bryan (with a “y” is it?) I saw your art on the myspace of a mutual acquaintance. I love your fusion of styles and I’m particularly interested in the stencil of Jimi Hendrix on Joe’s surfboard. I have a friend who is an incredible “closet” artist who is just getting into graphics on surf and skim boards to raise money… any tips from someone who has been there? I hope you’re well and your art speaks for itself. I admire your success in following your dreams away from the beaten path and you’re a true inspiration for us all. My friend Cory owns the surf shop across the street from your studio if I’m not mistaken and knowing Carlsbad I’m sure you’re well acquainted… once you delve into it it truly is a small world! Tell him HI and also HI to yourself! BE WELL!

  7. 7 Matt Gose Jul 29th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I completely agree with your comment about Carlsbad’s artistic potential. As a musician and artist I feel that there is an enormous underground scene happening in Carlsbad that is just waiting to erupt. The main problem as I see it is not that these “closet artists” are held back by their own inhibitions, but are wrather inhibited by the lack of legitimate venues for which to exhibit their creativity. It’s true, it seems like the people in charge would wrather uphold the image of their “beach resort town,” than allow the true colors of this community to truly permeate through.
    I do feel, however, that with time and maybe a bit of provocation, it could all turn around. It takes just a few people to step out of their comfort zones and make efforts to let their creativity to be seen and really ignite something. People, especially these days, enjoy staying within their comfort zones and tend not to enjoy being encouraged to step out. No one likes to be the first one to jump in. But I can see now that there are definately people who want to step out, who want to allow their efforts to be seen and appreciated they just aren’t exactly sure how to go about doing it. And further more there are others who ar willing to embrace it. I feel that locals, whether they call themselves artists or not, are really longing for sometype of creative jolt to pull them out of the mundane. I mean, you look at surrounding communities like Encinitas, areas in San Diego, even parts of Oceanside,a dn you really get a feel for a creative community. I think there is certainly potential for some type of creative upwelling in our own community, it just needs some people to grit their teeth and take the plunge, out of the “closet” and into the street.

  8. 8 Josephina DiSalvo Sep 7th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Congratulations on your new show. You’re a creative artist with a single vision of pursuing what you love, painting. I wish you every success as you have a lifetime of art ahead of you. Yes, Carlsbad has such potential for art, music and culture and you’re so correct in noting that the venues are missing. Thank you for pioneering a way for artists to come together. Carlsbad needs a lot more studios with artists creating/living on site, a designated Art District to give cultural hubs definition and residents a clue as to where to find art of their choosing. I don’t really see the “closet” artists but I see hundreds of artists going to Art Leagues and Art Guilds in North County in pursuit of recognition and an outside hope of selling their work and yet continue to find many artists frustrated with the judgmental process of the too few in charge of what art/artists should be (sans an authentic art critique). I’ve seen many many gifted artists and extraordinary art turned away at the whims of those wanting to control who is exhibited not what merits exhibition. What I don’t see is an open dialogue and sharing of art mediums in one large open forum enabling artists to have artist exchanges. The second component would be an on-going forum. A venue whereby artists inexperienced in submitting their works in high end galleries, venues and private and public places for expositions could come together, learn and be walked through and discuss the process leading to getting their works seen and made available for sale/grants/commissions and financially sustainable opportunities. I did experience a good forum recently in Encinitas run by Jim Gilliam where Jim brought together venues and groups offering a large variety of artist opportunities along with Oceanside Art Commission promoting their programs. I’m hoping that there are more such events out there. You have a young group of followers but the Leagues and Guilds are of another generation almost exclusive in their membership. Ideally, I would love to see art in Carlsbad become realized as multi-generational multimedia creative growth exposition and experience as is found in the Art District in Downtown Los Angeles, San Pedro and Long Beach and of course New York and Paris. The Village is ripe and I for one would love to become part of a complete art and cultural scene in the Carlsbad/Oceanside area. Thank you for all of your efforts and openly sharing your process and studio. Best of luck with all of your artist endeavors!! It is your fearless self-marketing and enthusiasm that will bring you success. Josephina
    Art of Josephina

  9. 9 Shay Jan 12th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I saw some of your work down on Melrose while I was out with a friend. Pretty amazing, loved it.

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