INTERVIEWING – BRANDON DUFFY
EXHIBITION XVII – ALPHA AND OMEGA

Cosmosys

Hi Brandon, and congratulations on being the featured artist of the Cosmosys Collective’s 17th artpack, called Alpha and Omega. Were you surprised to hear you are the featured artist?

Brandon Duffy

I was quite surprised to be chosen as the featured artist, especially with all the great submissions to this release. It’s great to work with artists who constantly gave such great feedback.

Cosmosys

Tell is a bit more about yourself! What do you do in ‘normal life’, besides making art?

Brandon Duffy

I make more art, and I’m currently a student in Leicester, studying games art design. So, art is definitely one of the biggest factors in my life.

Cosmosys

You sound dedicated! Anyway, you are with us for a while now. Can you explain how you became a Cosmosys artist? What is your history in making digital art?

Brandon Duffy

I originally started making small art on gaming and graphic forums. It’s there where I met others with similar interests that introduced me to Cosmosys. As an artist I feel I’m definitely still at the beginning of my journey.

Cosmosys

You have a distinct art style already though. Your most recent pieces seem to feature a specific dark color palette. Is this on purpose, or do you just happen to like this combination? Does it not limit you?

Brandon Duffy

Dark pieces are definitely my preferred way of working. I’m not limited to just this style though, it’s just what I enjoy working with the most right now. That, and I’m obsessed with everything that has glows.

Cosmosys

This exhibition’s theme is Alpha and Omega. Were you immediately inspired by the theme? Also, do you prefer themed packs as opposed to freestyle packs?

Brandon Duffy

When the theme was announced, I knew straight away what concept I wanted to create. I really enjoy working with themed packs, because it gives me a chance to investigate the theme itself. For this release I had already researched into the horsemen of the apocalypse, so when the opportunity to create a piece for the theme Alpha & Omega arose, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Cosmosys

Interesting! In the Cosmosys Collective itself, do you find any inspiration from co-artists?

Brandon Duffy

Of course, there’s plenty of great artists in Cosmosys and I’d love to contribute in some collaborations in the future.

Cosmosys

Which piece is your favorite one from this current release?

Brandon Duffy

I would have to admit I’m torn between Sowig’s “Schwarzschild” and Kuldar Leement’s “Lost keys”. Both are very inspiring pieces!

Cosmosys

Alright, Brandon! Thank you for the interview and again, congratulations on being the featured artist. Any last words to share?

Brandon Duffy

No goat sacrifices and thanks for the feature!

Submissions to Alpha and Omega