JO-HS Residency October-December 2021, January 2023
Demit studied art at the University of California, Berkeley. After a couple years of professional soccer, he pursued a new career in photography and filmmaking. Painting was always a constant passion across the different stages of his life, changing with him throughout his personal and professional development. His style has been heavily influenced by simplified lines and primary colors. Demit has been fascinated by the concept of eternal youth living inside of everyone. He believes as people get older, it is imperative to maintain and nurture that inner child- free to make mistakes, free to create without bounds. Thematically, all of his pieces focus on channeling that inner child by allowing artistic expression without the boundaries we internalize from our experiences with the world.