Artist Interviews: Bryan Moss
Bryan Moss is a comic artist, painter, and educator based in Columbus, Ohio. He is an art instructor at Columbus College of Art & Design and the Columbus Museum of Art. Moss is currently working on paintings, comic books, large-scale murals, immersive experiences, and more. Thank you Bryan for taking the time to share some inspiration with the Art Makes Us community!
AMU: Art Makes Us ___.
AMU: Tell us a little about yourself and your art.
Bryan: I’m a self-taught artist. I started taking classes at Schiller Park at the recreation center when I was a kid and I’ve been drawing and making art nonstop since. I’m a painter, cartoonist, illustrator, and muralist.
AMU: What’s your favorite medium?
AMU: What inspires you?
Bryan: Being able to just sit, daydream, and letting my brain wander. We live in a time where there’s always something demanding our attention – whether it’s our phones or emails or a show. For me it’s really pleasurable to get rid of all distraction and allow my attention to drift elsewhere.
AMU: What are your artistic goals for the future?
Bryan: To make the greatest graphic novel ever. To figure out how to make incredible paintings that haven’t been seen before. To build a playground.
AMU: What is one piece of art advice you were given that has always stuck with you?
Bryan: Not to put yourself in a box and only do one thing. Art is multi-disciplinary and you should think about is expansively so you can use all its tools instead of limiting yourself to just drawing or painting.
AMU: If they made a film about your life, who would play you?
Bryan: Jason Momoa (including his bad acting).
AMU: What famous artist would you love to meet?
Bryan: Francisco Goya.
AMU: What do you wish you knew when you started?
Bryan: You should choose jobs that help you work toward your art, not away from it.
AMU: What’s your favorite color?
AMU: If you had an artistic superpower what would it be?
Bryan: Reverse telepathy: where everyone could read my mind.
AMU: Where can people go to see your work?
Bryan: I have work all over! My Instagram is the best place to keep up with me: @strangethingsmoss.