Inside Marlo Broughton’s Monocle

We welcome back Marlo Broughton who joins us with his latest batch of original artwork Monocle. Featuring various mediums on heavyweight papers these works on paper highlight several of Broughton’s styles. Read on for a look behind Marlo Broughton’s latest body of work. . .


1xRUN: Tell us a little bit about this series, anything immediate you would like us to highlight about this body of work?
Marlo Broughton: This body of is all new. It’s my reaction to dealing with my personal issues at the moment.

1x: When were these pieces created and what materials were used?
Broughton: 2018. I painted these pieces with tea, watercolor and some interior paints.

1x: Tell us how the idea and execution came about for these images?
Broughton: By feeling and being in a weird place.

1x: How long did each of these pieces take to create from start to finish?
Broughton: A few days for most.

1x: What is unique about these pieces compared with your other work?
Broughton: My head space was different when I was making these due to going through a lot of personal issues on top of dealing with social issues as well.

1x: why should people buy this one of these?
Broughton: I think everyone can relate or have felt these colors before.

1x: Describe this series in one gut reaction word.
Broughton: Social.

1x: When did you first start making art? What was your first piece?
Broughton: When I was a toddler. An Astro Boy poster – I think.

1x: What artists inspired you early on? How about now?
Broughton: [Early on] my Mom, anime, Picasso and Charlie Brown cartoons. [Now] Hebru Brantley – I like his work ethic and he is a very humbled person. I want to carry myself like that within this field.

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1x: Do you listen to music while you work? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Broughton: I watch Bloomberg TV.

1x: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why? Any deceased artists?
Broughton: My mom because she doesn’t paint as much anymore.  [For the latter] nobody – other artists don’t have a huge impact on me. I look at more social and life experiences.

1x: What was the first piece of art that you bought? The last?
Broughton: I can’t remember the first. The last was Kaws’ Snoopy.

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1x: Any big shows or events coming up that you’d like to share?
Broughton: Murals In The Market this September in Detroit.

1xRUN:  Where else can people find you?
Marlo Broughton:  WebsiteInstagram  @marlobro