ICON: Artist Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell on KTLA



ICON: THE LIFE & LOVE OF AN ACCIDENTAL ARTIST

Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell is an accidental Artist. A warrior who trained Jiu-Jitsu for the majority of his life; teaching and doing seminars around the world. The transition from Warrior to Artist began while traveling in Nepal, where he acquired a near-fatal respiratory disease that changed his life.

No longer able to train martial arts, Corbell found strength in painting on vintage doors salvaged from local demolitions around his childhood home. The recovery experience accidentally launched his new life as an Artist. Or you could say that the Artist always inside him continued, just expressing itself in a different form. In moving from punches to paint-brushes, Corbell once said about this experience, “I learned that we often only express fragments of our totality, and that it is through the courage of imagination that we become free to truly express.”

Corbell’s latest creation, ICON, is a mixed-media series that celebrates the life and style of Sharon Tate in honor of the 40th anniversary of her passing. With the blessing of the Tate family, ICON showcases Sharons never before revealed wardrobe by designers such as Christian Dior, Thea Porter, Ossie Clark and Yves Saint Laurent. In his own words, “The ICON exhibition has been created to help facilitate understanding of the healing power of art to transform and create culture.”

You can see more about Corbell at www.jeremycorbell.com
And check out his wicked NINJA skills at www.quantumjujitsu.com

Upcoming creations from the accidental artist include:

– The launch of the ICON tee-shirt brand at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, Summer 2010

– A collaboration with the World Fashion Awards in support of humanitarian aid.

– The ICON tour, where the 350 piece exhibition will be traveling the globe in an effort to shed light where there was once darkness.

– A feature length documentary on Corbell and his creative process.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Los Angeles based mixed-media artist JEREMY KENYON LOCKYER CORBELL tends to exhibit at avante-garde locations and events including Los Angeless Factory Girl pre-premier, a comparative exhibition featuring never-before seen Warhols. Corbells past series, Women In Sunglasses, was a highly publicized and followed exhibition. ICON is his latest creation.

ARTIST STATEMENT
“It is my hope that ICON, will challenge your beliefs. Art can change the world, and everybody can live artfully.”

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