20. Jules Demetrius

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Jules Demetrius
Jules Demetrius is a local painter who describes himself as a "skinny nerd, sushi freak, and friend to most woodland creatures great and small."

Demetrius has lived in Phoenix for more than 12 years and has shown his work at The Icehouse, 5&6, Blunt Club, Wet Paint, and he'll showcase his latest this weekend during Lambchop at the Monarch Theatre.

See also: Jules of the Desert: How ugly ads, good beer and neurology make an artist
See also: Jen Deveroux's Lambchop Brings Disturbing Art to Monarch Theatre's New Upstairs Lounge

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Jules Demetrius
I came to Phoenix with ... two suitcases, a recently divorced lesbian, and an over-active frontal lobe -- all of which are still in my life to some degree

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Jules Demetrius
I make art because ... I have to. It's natural to me, like blinking or daily toenail growth. Fish swim. Flies fly. Arpaio profiles. I make stuff.

I'm most productive when ... my studio is clean, the kids are happy, my subwoofer is coughing, and I have stacks of fresh wood, new cans, blades, and some sour diesel

My inspiration wall consists of ... my memories. I'm not much on clutter. I keeps my shit nice.

I've learned the most from ... observation. Paying attention to cats that are higher up on the artistic food chain. I could drop a few names but they get enough pub. My turn please.

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Jules Demetrius
Good work should always ... make you feel something. As long as it pushes a button within you then the artist has done his job.

The Phoenix creative scene could use more ... patrons of the arts. More free walls. More art stores. Less cops. And several murals by that art kid.


The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

100:Lara Plecas
99. Isaac Caruso
98. Brandon Gore
97. Kelsey Dake
96. Hector Ruiz
95. Caroline Battle
94: Jennifer Campbell
93. Jeff Chabot
92. Tiffiney Yazzie
91. Daniel Germani
90. Irma Sanchez
89. Daniel m. Davis
88. Kirstin Van Cleef
87. Emmett Potter
86. Sarah Hurwitz
85. Christine Cassano
84. Fred Tieken
83. Lindsay Kinkade
82. Ruben Galicia
81. Robert Uribe
80. Heidi Abrahamson
79. Josephine Davis
78. Travis Ladue
77. Taz Loomans
76. Mikey Jackson
75. Alex Empty
74. Joe Ray
73. Carol Roque
72. Daniel Funkhouser
71. Carla Chavarria
70. Hugo Medina
69. Cavin Costello
68. Claire Carter
67. Lindsay Tingstrom
66. Catherine Ruane
65. Christopher Crosby
64. Aaron Johnson
63. Brenda Eden
62. Colton Brock
61. Ernesto Moncada
60. Benjamin Phillips
59. Brad Armstrong
58. Angela Hardison
57. Tyler Quinn
56. Andrew James Benson
55. Charles Anthony Darr
54: Tiffe Fermaint
53. Eric Cox
52. Victor Vasquez
51. John Randall Nelson
50. Lauren Lee
49. Kyle Jordre
48. Julie C. Kent
47. Sean Deckert
46. Niba DelCastillo
45. Joseph Benesh
44. Ashley Harder
43. Dan Vermillion
42. Daniel Shepherd
41. James B. Hunt
40. Lori Fenn
39. Seth Gideon Fainkujen
38. Wayne Rainey
37. Christian Filardo
36. Melissa Cody
35. Jason Rudolph Peña
34. Cindy Iverson
33. Ryan Gentry
32. Sebastien Millon
31. Andrea Beesley
30. Chris Pruitt
29. Robert Diehl
28. Rachel Malloy
27. Jonathan Simon
26. Ann Morton
25. Kim Moody
24. Kevin Flanagan
23. Such and Champ Styles
22. Julia Fournier
21. Rebecca Green

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CandiceNicolePR
CandiceNicolePR

@phxculture thx for highlighting my uncle jules :) was a great read!

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