Spotlight

Our Almost Real Things Spotlight is composed of submissions from talented up-and-coming artists, local businesses, and entrepreneurs. Whether they’re students, after-hours-artists, or just trying something new, these creative designers, poets, musicians and more are tirelessly pushing their art form forward.

Will Crochet Artwork

Artist Anonymous: Will Crochet

If you’re roaming around Austin’s east side, I suggest studying the telephone poles. With most of them covered in street art, they are like the city’s informal gallery space. In a past issue we documented...
Meena Matai Artwork - Together

Meena Matai

Issue 14 contributor Meena Matai creates vibrant, playful art through a meditative process. How does Issue 14's theme "vivid" relate to your work? The main message in my art is one of building a supportive community....
Kalee Espitia Artwork - Bathing Light

Kalee Espitia

Issue 14 contributor Kalee Espitia is a self-taught Mexican-American painter. Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, her first love was the burnt hues of the desert and her rich family culture. How does Issue 14's...
Brittany Johnson Artwork

Brittany Johnson

Issue 14 contributor Brittany Johnson is best known for her use of vibrant colors and colorful portraits of female figures. What is your artistic process like? I usually start by choosing a reference photo for my...
Sean Thornton Artwork

Sean Thornton

Issue 17 contributor Sean Thornton is a fan of tradition. He does not stray away from his linear process when painting. What is your artistic process like? My father was a working artist and consequently I...
Scott Rolfe Sculptural Artwork

Scott Rolfe

Assemblage artist & Issue 17 contributor Scott Rolfe transforms everyday objects into eccentric animal sculptures and machines. What is your artistic process like? When looking at the objects around me, often the first thing that comes...
Sapira Design Artwork

Sapira Design

Issue 17 contributor Samantha Jacobson, aka Sapira Design, had fun making her mixed media portraits of women. What is your artistic process like? With all of my pieces I start out doing image research of the...
Russell Brxwn Artwork

Russell Brxwn

Issue 17 contributor & our former resident artist Russell Brxwn always plays music to get him into the art-making groove. What is your artistic process like? My process usually starts with overwhelming my senses with music...
Ryan Gossen Writing

Ryan Gossen

Early mornings are the best time for Issue 17 contributor Ryan Gossen to write his quirky and observant pieces. What is your writing process like? I write what floats to the surface in the mornings, when...
Red Moth Kimono Artwork

Red Moth Art

Issue 17 contributor Red Moth Art creates hand-painted clothing influenced by Japanese culture. What is your artistic process like? My work blends stories, feelings and worlds together, but I don't always know which one will start...