Austin J Pratt

Region: West


City / State: Reno, NV

 I make work primarily though a painting and drawing practice and as the frontman for the collective psych/punk outfit Spitting Image, which I cofounded in 2010. Not wholly dissimilar, the music, mythopoetic writing, and grainy and astringent paintings often reprocess fragmented images, textures, and patterns, ranging from the esoteric sensibilities of record covers and other ephemera from punk and psychedelic music to diagrammatic representations to the rough textures and nuanced colors in Nevadan landscapes. Processed through my interest in consciousness and perception psychology and my meditation practice, I’m fascinated by ideas at the edges of legibility, and I remain an advocate for meaningful ambiguity.