November 2017


He Came From Planet Echelon:
Jake Valentine
Article By: Ginger Coyote

Jake Valentine is a self-taught multimedia artist/singer/musician/developer/entrepreneur/octopus; He was born raised on Planet Echelon. He draws inspiration from everything from the cute aesthetics of Kawaii and Japanese pop culture and art, to the grotesque and gritty sub-cultures of underground goth, punk rock, rockabilly/psychobilly. Always with a pinch of the old fashion, and glamour of old films as well as cartoons...

He has been quoted "Music is a huge driving force for me it invokes a very "tongue-in-cheek" mix of macabre pop surrealism. Almost everything I do, from my works to the way I dress are inspired by music. I am obsessed with old old music, and glam rock. I grew up with around goths & punk rockers, which shows in everything I do. Music and fire became my muse as I got into creating art. I love playing with fire, which allows me to get the textures and decay I am known for in my works. I've a bit of trouble with color, I spend countless hours of splashing and mixing paint until my eyes can recognize the palette that I am pleased with. The rest is all fire and magic.”

Jake has been featured in several national & international publications including the famously strange Japanese, Mono Magazine, El Paso's Fusion Magazine, as well as Vamonos /Ruidoso News. He’s received international attention while being part of and collaborating with Art Toy Gama Collective, a unique and large collective of creative individuals from all over the world. He is also part of the Metropolis Collective (Trash Art Gallery), a collective of artists based out of Mechanicsburg, PA. He has also been part of Santa Fe’s POP Gallery and has had works featured at renowned artist, photographer, creative entrepreneur/inspirational speaker, Aunia Kahn's gallery; Alexi Era.

Jake Valentine's upcoming show is with Art Toy Gama Collective, an artist collective that consists of over 60 participants from all around the world. This show features established and up and coming artists and will take place at the internationally acclaimed Topic Museum, in Tolosa, Spain. The exhibit will be from Oct 21 – March 2018. For more information:

More Of Jake's Work On Google Drive