JOHNATHAN BRIAR

DIGITAL ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR

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ILLUSTRATION

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3D MODELING

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ANIMATION

You can call me JB

I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, but moved to Cincinnati to receive my BFA at the University of Cincinnati's DAAP program. My work is a reflection of a world built within myself - one that is lush and romantic, bringing elements of nostalgia, melodrama, and fantasy into the digital era.

I developed a passion for art when I was a kid, and have ever since been drawing inspiration from the movies I watched, games I played, and the advertisements that were all around me as I grew up. The digital space was an escape for me, and I honor that through my illustrations, 3D renders, and animations that depict the fantastical spaces and characters that exist behind the screen.

My style is whimsical and indulgent, observing the digital space through the eyes of a queer kid who could only see himself through the media at his fingertips. My work is made with a love for the past, and is a celebration of the digital space as a tool for self-discovery.

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