Skip to main content

Artist Spotlight: Interview with Jamie Kovacs

Here at Disarray Magazine, we like to spotlight talented individuals, whether they be musicians, designers or artists. Today, we'll introduce you to Jamie Kovacs, an artist who is inspired by musicians. Get to know Kovacs and her art.

Jamie Kovacs poses next to her art of musician Mike Ness

Can you tell us about your art? What inspires your style?
Since kindergarten, I fell in love with “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth. From that point onward, I fell in love with art. I did nothing but draw, day and night. As I got older, in the tenth grade I went to study in Philadelphia at Moore College of Art and Design through scholarship. For three years, I spent every Saturday building my portfolio, and honing my drawing, sculpture, and pastel skills. Then, I went to Rosemont College to study Studio Art where I also worked under the direction outside of class with a Master artist John C. Klein. After I graduated I later went to study Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. I have been showing my art since 1997 at shows throughout Philadelphia and New York City. My entire life is based on art and music. I have skills in drawing, pastel, sculpture and my niche Collage.

I am a huge music junkie and I am always throwing myself into my subjects. Music and art are the only things that keep me going and I love doing my work on my favorite subject matter. The musicians help me create my work.

This type of subject matter never runs out. There will always be new actors, musicians and family members to do collages for. I also sign my work in an old school manner of sealing wax and wax seals. It’s a unique way of signing ones work.

I hope to one day have enough space to work as large as I can. So far, my largest piece I have is Johnny Cash sizing up to 36x48 inches. I love what I do.

I love art and I hope to be doing work for The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Restaurants. That is my dream and my goal that I will not give up on.

Kurt Cobain by Jamie Kovacs

Bono by Jamie Kovacs
At what age did you realize you wanted to focus on this creative field?
Since the year 1999, what started out as a school project, evolved into something new and challenging. My work has involved the creation of concept based on pop icons being portrayed in a mosaic looking way. I began this as a school project working with Newspaper and rubber cement and hand ripped pieces of paper.. However, over time I came to realize that newspaper starts deteriorating and turning green, and the rubber cement dries up. So it was time to start using new materials.

From 2001 until recent, I have tried numerous types of paper to see what lasts the longest. I have tried over 20 different glues also to see what lasts and have found my glue. By doing this, I have expanded on a simple school project to immerse myself in a new style of art. By using recycled magazine paper (which people are always willing to donate) I am 1. Able to make my work environmental by using recycled product, and 2. Have found that magazine paper has a gloss to its paper, which gives the art a more classic iconic nature. Working in various shades of only black, white and gray keeping it iconic. Something that will be remembered and lasts.

At what age did you realize you wanted to focus on this creative field?
I knew I wanted to be an artist since kindergarten when my art teacher showed us a piece of art work by Andrew Wyeths. As soon as I saw the painting "Christina's World," I new I wanted to be an artist.

Are you working on any projects at the moment?
I currently have a show and have been commissioned for two large pieces. 1.Orsen Wells and 2. A self Portrait of my patron.

Are there any artists, musicians or icons in your industry you look up to? 
Who don't I look up to? The Wyeth family, Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Michealangelo, Geiger, Monet, Manet, Edward Gorey, Neville Brody, U2, New Order, Face to Face, Combat Crisis, The Clash, AFI, David Bowie, Murderdolls, The Barstool Saints, Guns N Roses, AS/DC, System of the Down, Slayer, Megadeth, Green Day, Korn, The Doors, Johnny Cash, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Evanescence, My Chemical Romance, The Sex Pistols, Black Flag, Pennywise, Minor Threat, Social Distortion, Misfits and Happy Campers.

What are some of the challenges you've faced in this field?
The only challenges I've faced are the materials, and how to preserve it and expand and make my work better.

Are there any lesson's you've learned?
Keep on going. There is always something new to try. I strive to do new things.

What's the best piece of advice someone ever gave you?
That's a tough one. "Keep reaching for your dream and don't ever let anyone bring you down, and don't ever give up."

What are some of your favorite projects to work on?
I love working on any new project that comes my way. Any person like Orsen Wells that I never would have thought of doing.

Of all your artwork, which was your favorite to create and why?
Mike Ness. I donated a piece for a charity and I did my first tattooed piece and 20x16. It was my favorite piece and was sad to see it go.

See more of Kovac's art below:

Marilyn Monroe by Jamie Kovacs
Billy Holiday by Jamie Kovacs

Where can we see more of your work? Offline and online?
You can currently see my work for the next 5 weeks at Hair West Salon in Newport Beach CA, as for online it can be seen at or Jamie Kovacs Portfolio

What do you think of Jamie Kovac's art? Let us know in the comments section!

About the Author

Formerly an editor and writer at Citysearch, The Examiner, LA Youth Newspaper and proofreader at The Los Angeles Daily News, Christy Buena decided to start Disarray Magazine because she missed writing what she wanted. From hiring writers, to contacting publicists and making assignments, Christy is responsible for the editorial strategy of Disarray Magazine.
Questions, comments or suggestions? Contact

Bookmark and Share


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

2017 EXXXOTICA Expo Dates and Locations Announced

Riding high off its most successful event to date in Edison, New Jersey, the EXXXOTICA Expo presented by MyFreeCams is already looking forward to 2017 with a trio of events planned around the country. In addition to its longstanding shows in Chicago and New Jersey, the show’s producers are pinning a new city on its map — Denver, Colorado for EXXXOTICA Mile High.

EXXXOTICA’s debut in the Rocky Mountains has been in the works for years, and event organizers couldn’t be more excited to bring the show to Denver. The 2017 show schedule kicks off in grand style with EXXXOTICA Mile High, March 31 through April 2, 2017. The show will be taking place as a full hotel takeover at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center.
With nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibition and breakout space, EXXXOTICA Mile High will not only feature hundreds of exhibitors and the top stars in adult, as well as seminars and performers, but the hotel will be transformed into the hottest hotel in the country wi…

CAM4 To Sponsor The Ms. EXXXOTICA 2017 Competition

EXXXOTICA, the nation’s largest event dedicated to love and sex, just announced that webcam portal CAM4 has signed on as a show sponsor for 2017. CAM4 will be sponsoring and presenting one of the expo’s most popular events, as well as one of its newest initiatives for EXXXOTICA Chicago in June and EXXXOTICA New Jersey in November.
Developed as a community with a focus on social networking, CAM4 is much more than a traditional webcam site, and they are now the presenting sponsor of SW!TCH, EXXXOTICA’s LGBT showcase. SW!TCH made its debut at EXXXOTICA New Jersey in 2016 as the show continued its efforts to be completely inclusive. SW!TCH was created as a means for LGBT vendors, talent, and performers to become part of the EXXXOTICA family. SW!TCH will continue to grow in 2017, and with CAM4 as the presenting sponsor, their booth will be the anchor of the showcase that will feature seminars, events, vendors, talent, and broadcasters catering to LGBT attendees.
“CAM4 is extremely excited…

Summer Survival: Pick the Most Breathable Fabrics

Summer is inching closer, and while we're all psyched for the perpetually warm weather ahead after a tough winter, pretty soon it's inevitable that the heat, humidity and summer sun will leave us feeling, well, less than fresh.

Chrissy Volk, wardrobe consultant for Adahlia Volk has put together a cheat-sheet for navigating through the best, most breatheable fabrics for the season. Who ever looks at clothing "ingredient" listings on the tag - well, this season think of it as your guide to "cool."


COTTON + STRETCH = CUTE BUTT: Cotton jeans are the lightest for summer because they are airy and breathable, however, jeans with a small content of stretch are the most flattering. They will move with your body and it’s movements.BEST DENIM BLENDS: Chrissy suggests denim with a high cotton content, and small synthetic content. A jean with either a 98% cotton/2% lycra or 96 % cotton/4% Lycra fabric, is a good combination. J…

2015 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo Fan Ticket Packages Now On Sale

Fan tickets are now available for the 2015 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). New this year, fans will have access to four full days of unbridled debauchery, boogying with smoking hot roller-girls, and coming face-to-face with their favorite pornstar at the largest adult entertainment tradeshow in the world. New ticketing options have been added, including the highly coveted Private Suite Pass, show organizers announced today. AEE will take place January 21-24, 2015 at the world famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV. To purchase fan tickets, please visit

Fan registrants will have the opportunity to attend four full days of the sexiest adult expo in the industry, including extended show hours until 8 PM on Thursday and Friday. Fans are invited to attend the opening night disco party held on the AEE show floor on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The opening night festivities will be opened until 10 p.m.

For the first time, AEE offers fan…

Live Review: Diddy's Grammy After-Party at the Playboy Mansion

Diddy's Grammy after-party at the Playboy Mansion was a star-studded affair on Sunday as Chris Brown, Too Short, Busta Rhymes, Paris Hilton, Jenny McCarthy, Wilmer Valderrama and Sebastian Bach, among others were in attendance. Party-goers who paid anywhere between $1,500 and $50,000 were able to enjoy a live fashion show, live music, DJ, open bar, buffet and rub elbows with Playboy Playmates. Hugh Hefner was even awarded, "Humanitarian of the Year" for his commitment to helping charities and those in need.

The party created a buzz before it even began with VIP "Fame at the Mansion" Monster Cabana tickets selling for $50,000, as reported by TMZ. A portion of the proceeds from the event went towards the Angelwish Foundation.

Check out our full coverage photos from inside the mansion in our slide show:

Before the fashion show, a silent auction was held benefiting the Angelwish Foundation. Items included autographed jerseys, paintings, Lakers memorabilia, autograp…