Brian Kelly is an American tattooer based in Berlin. He specializes in what he describes as the New Traditional Style of tattooing, which is a re-imagined or more modern version of traditional tattoo designs.His tattoos follow the basic principles of what will make a good readable tattoo which will last a lifetime. Brian Kelly enjoys tattooing in both color and black and grey. Kelly received a BFA from the MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN in 2002. He also began tattooing in 2002, forming the BRIAN KELLY ARMY shortly after. He received a MFA from the NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY in association with the BURREN COLLEGE OF ART in 2006. When not tattooing, Kelly is usually painting tattoo flash. He takes pride in creating as much flash as he can, with only a brush for his fine line work and soft spit-shaded gradients. Brian Kelly’s collection of tattoo flash, THE CUT-UPS: TATTOO FLASH FROM THE THIRD MIND, was published by SCHIFFER BOOKS in late May of 2022.
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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, work, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more.
Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst based in Sweden, who works internationally, and the host of Rendering Unconscious Podcast. She is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016). She is the editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: A Freudian-Lacanian Lens, forthcoming from Routledge (2022), as well as Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019), and co-editor of Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) with Manya Steinkoler and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart Books, 2017) with Carl Abrahamsson. Follow her at Instagram / Twitter / TikTok
The song at the end of the episode is “Introduction (You’re Awake/ Asleep)” from the album “Night of the Hunter” by Vanessa Sinclair and Pete Murphy available digitally on Bandcamp from Highbrow Lowlife.
Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.
Image: cover of THE CUT-UPS: TATTOO FLASH FROM THE THIRD MIND