Interview with lowbrow artist Paulie Polka

Paulie Polka - London based artist and photographer. Former ballet dancer and scorer champion. Educated slavicist and graphic designer. Mind full of ideas and dark nooks and crannies. German expressionism madcap. Weegee's photography lover. Especially moved by art deco, lowbrow art and Kustom Kulture. Likes to dance to Gene Krupa Orchestra. Works with varied traditional and digital mediums, however soft pastels predominate over others.

 
Paulie's lowbrow images range from realistic to cartoony, from kitchy to spooky, and are deeply inspired by both the 50s era and classic horror films. No wonder her latest Kiddies came into being shaped by the retro adverts trimmed with her distinctive creepy flavour. Making them grotesque by mixing childish innocence and neat composition with disturbing elements. As we all know, kids can be really cruel... Bon appetit!
 
Hello dear Paulie, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with dark artist Joseph Loughborough

Joseph Loughborough (b. 1981) spent his formative years exploring the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK. After graduating from Portsmouth University he pursued interests in art, philosophy and skateboarding culture, living in London, Paris and currently Berlin. Honesty, expressionism and possibly exorcism can be read from Loughborough’s impulsive and intuitive rapid-fire mark making, which strive to grasp a comprehension of the human condition. Drawing inspiration from various themes concerned with Camus/Kierkegaard's notion of ‘Absurdity’. Each drawing becomes story pursuing a standing point within the concept. Lonely human forms seem to struggle and ponder the sporadically lit space they occupy without reaching the point of a dramatic emotional encounter. Couples and groups of people cling together searching for an antidote to the revelations of their existence. Personifications of latent hopes and emotions wait in vain to be realized. No specific conclusions can be made to the meaning of the individual works aside from the acknowledgement and indulgence of image, expression and technique. This reflects absurdity’s philosophical model of observing our potentially meaningless existence without the sterilisation of Nihilism. The irony of religious motifs act to enhance the awkward balance between secularism and religious hope that the characters depicted seem to grapple with. Questions are frequently asked of the viewer about how we interpret our oft-untold fears and desires.
 

Hello dear Joseph, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you?

The artist inside was never really that hidden away. I have been scribbling for as long as I can remember.

Interview with surreal artist Nicomi Nix Turner

Nicomi Nix Turner is an artist based out of Northern California. Creating detailed illustrations that invoke a surreal understanding of the perfection in nature, her works delve into the occult and the connections between alchemy, mythology, decay and birth.
 
 
Her hyper-detailed illustrations capture the coexistence of life and decay in a bouquet of fungi, personified insects, bones, flesh and fauna.
 
Hello dear Nicomi, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with surreal artist George Karakasoglou

George Karakasoglou is a Greek artist and occasionally works as an illustrator. He attempts to narrate stories through his paintings. Surreal, autobiographical, maybe fairy tales. Colorful to black and white,  complex compositions and intentional use of distortion redound to final  resault. He has been showing in galleries with personal or group exhibitions. He participated in international art fairs like Swab Barcelona and ArtAthina Athens with Kaplanon galeries. Karakasoglou‘s illustration also has two nominations in category “illustrated Children’s book” in greek “DIABAZO” awards and Greek Children’s Book Cyrcle.
 
 
Hello dear George, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with multi-disciplinary visual artist Luciano Martinez

Luciano Martinez is a multi-disciplinary visual artist born from Mexican immigrants and raised on a ranch in south Texas. Now residing in Pasadena, California, Luciano’s work ranges from watercolor and graphite illustrations to art installations and wall murals. Luciano’s main influences come from his parent’s mix of religious dogma and Mexican mysticism along with a deep sense of alienation - a product of living a bicultural life in the United States.
 
 
Luciano’s work is currently being exhibited at “Low To Pop 2” in Lisbon, Portugal which will be available for viewing till mid December. In addition, Luciano will create a window art installation for the popular art gallery Flower Pepper in Pasadena, California. We were able to pull Luciano from his busy schedule and interview him for our website and this is what he had to say:
 
Hello dear Luciano, please tell us how you discovered the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with surreal artist Ronch

"The main feature of my work, surrealist, is the meticulous attention to detail in microcosms crowded and dense with situations, through a miniaturist approach, supported by the use of a magnifying glass to define every square inch of the work. Urban contexts are dismembered in a dream-like swarm of architecture, forms and social relations disrupted, provocatively juxtaposed with no apparent order.
Childhood memories and paranoid nightmares are recomposed with graphite or color on canvas and paper, often through pareidolia, returning a duel between the freedom of the absurd and arbitrariness of the rule. The masters that have most influence on my work ranging from Leonardo to Bosch, Brueghel, Dali, Ernst, to its most recent Arrivabene and Di Piazza". - Ronch
 

Hello dear Ronch, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with pop surreal artist Filthy the Bear

 
Hello dear Filthy the Bear, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Sara Sanz: "Tiempo De Brujas" @ Plastic Murs Gallery

October 31 - December 5, 2015
Opening October 31, 2015 / 8 - 10 PM
Plastic Murs Gallery (Europe, Spain)
 
 
When Edouard Manet presented his celebrated work Olimpia at the Salon of Paris in 1865, the reaction it aroused couldn’t have been more reactionary. What enervated the machismo of the time - in fact, as could happen in any period - was neither the fact that it was an undisguised portrait of a prostitute; nor that the young lady lay naked on an rumpled bed; what caused the stir was that this woman posed in a proud attitude, confidently fixing her stare on the the spectator. As if that were not enough, the symbolic presence of the orchid in her hair or the black cat at her feet — trying to define her dark and sensual personality, provoked angry comments from the public and criticism of the time which considered her as a primary, despicable and evil being.

Nero Gallery presents group exhibition "Chimera"

French and Italian Collective Exhibition curated by Daphnée Thibaud
26th November to 10th December
Opening Night Thursday 26th Novemberat 7.30 pm
In collaboration with Nero Gallery
 
 
Chimera is give rise to different interpretations. In fact, it represents both fantastic, mythical or grotesque figures, and hybrid creatures that possess the attributes of different animals, but also dreams, unrealizable desires and utopias. The exhibition “La Chimera” is a meeting point for 30 French and Italian artists belonging to different contemporary arts as lowbrow, pop surrealism, street art and also tattoos.

Jel Ena: "Sanctum Infernum" @ Stephen Romano Gallery

 
October 29 - December 15 2015
Opening reception October 29 5 - 9 pm, artist will be in attendance
 

About Jel Ena:
 
Jel Ena is a Serbian born multi-media artist living in her adopted home of Los Angeles. She comes from a family of professional artists in every field who supported her pursuit of the fine arts. Jel Ena attended the Academy of Fine Art, University of Belgrade, where she received her MFA in painting. She has been showing in galleries around the world where her work is widely collected, as well as freelancing in the movie, tv, video game industry as a designer.
 

Interview with surrealist painter Nannette Cherry

Nannette Cherry is a surrealist painter who resides in Oregon.  Her work borrows primarily from 18th and 19th  century portraiture and shows it through a distorted surreal lens calling into question the reliability of our perceptions.  Often using non-traditional color schemes, she evokes the aesthetic of psychedelic art from the late 60s.  Her work has been shown in across the US in Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, and New York, and most recently she has been included in the Low to Pop show at the LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal.
 
 
Hello dear Nannette, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Galeria Funart presents group exhibition “Low to Pop”

Low to Pop is a Galeria Funart and artist Paul Neberra’s project that aims to divulge in Portugal (Europe) the artistic work of the Lowbrow and Pop Surrialism art movement. Through the frequent production of exhibitions of authors connected to this universe, we aim to expose the Portuguese public to this style of art and it’s artists, which bit by bit have gained importance internationally.

The exhibition will be on view from 16th October through to 21st December, 2015 at Funarte Gallery / Lx Factory, Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300 Lisboa, Europe.
 
In the first Low to Pop exhibition a diverse set of artists were exhibited: Audrey Kawasaky, David Bray, Duma, Gabriel Garcia, Junko Mizuno, Kelly Vivanco, Kerstin Junker, Luciano Martinez, Paul Neberra, Sandi Calistro, Stella Im Hultberg, Scott Rohlfs, Tamara Alves, Wue Wang, Young Chun, Zoe Lacche and 64 Colors.
 
The second edition of "Low to Pop" will present:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and Mihaela Popa
 
Follow "Low to Pop" on Facebook HERE.
 
About Lx Factory
 
It’s in the year 1846 that a threads and fabrics Company called “Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos Lisbonense”, one of the most important manufacturing complex in Lisbon’s history, sets in Alcântara. This 23.000 m2 industrial site was, subsequently, occupied by a set of industrial use related companies.
 
An urban fragment, kept hidden for years, is now returned to the city in the form of Lx Factory. A creative island occupied by corporations and professionals of the industry serves also has stage for a diverse set of happenings related to fashion, publicity, communication, fine arts, architecture, music, etc., attracting numerous visitors to rediscover Alcântara through an engaged dynamics.
 
At Lx Factory you can actually breath the industrial environment at every step. A factory of experiences were intervention, thought, production is made possible. Staging ideas and products in a place belonging to everyone, for everyone.

Interview with contemporary surreal artist Teiji Hayama

Teiji Hayama is a Japanese mixed-media artist, both living and working in Switzerland and Japan known for his supernatural, pale-skinned nymph fragile as porcelain. His works yoke together both Western and Japanese influences. Hayama grew up in the South part of Japan in the deep core of Shinto in a  family of artists from China and Japan.. He studied art and fashion at Central Saint Martins London College of Art and Design. Hayama’s work is exhibited internationally, as well as at renowned art fairs like Scope Art Show in New York, Basel and Miami. His work was also featured in Art For Freedom, an online show organized by Madonna and curated by Katy Perry.
 
 
Hello dear Teiji, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with pop surreal artist Igor Poujaud Garcia

Igor Poujaud Garcia is a cuban artist who lives in Montreal Canada, graduated in art academy Roberto Diago in Cuba. During the student years he had the opportunity to exhibit his paintings at Gallery Pedro Esquerre in Matanzas province where he was born.
 
 
 
Please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Elizabeth Shupe: "Lexicon Infernali" @ Stephen Romano Gallery

 
 
About Elizabeth Shupe:

Elizabeth Shupe is an artist who channels fairy tale imagery in an attempt to make sense of the harsh realities around her, she understands that truth is buried in even the most fantastical of visions. Her work references classic illustrations of Brother’s Grimm stories, Symbolist painting, the masterpiece “Ophelia” by John Everett Millais, Victorian kitsch, and feminist deconstructions of the above. She uses a dizzying array of media: painting, drawing, and collage sit comfortably side-by-side with 3d printing technologies and modern materials such as resin, plastic, and “low” media such as beads and fabric paint. She is a graduate of the New York Academy of Art. She has shown in New York, North Carolina, Florida, and Shanghai and has work in personal collections in New York, North Carolina, and Florida. Her creative pursuits have led her to an exciting nomadic-by-choice lifestyle, and she invites you to follow her on her artistic journey.
 
 
About the works on display:

"The work in this series is inspired by fairy tales that my mother read to me as a child, tales like “The

Interview with contemporary surrealist painter Troy Brooks

Troy Brooks is a contemporary surrealist painter. His work presents an elaborate pageantry of dark elongated female characters observed in allegorical settings. These woman play out intimate scenes, usually caught in moments where something transformative has, or is about to happen. The distinctive style of Troy Brooks has been widely recognized in the pop surrealism movement, with exhibitions in Canada, the US and Europe.
 
 
Hello dear Troy, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with creator of cuddly surreal creatures Andreas Lietzow

German-born and Canada-based artist Andreas Lietzow is creator of intriguing and cuddly, surreal and friendly creatures. His “Hairy Icosahedrons” seam to enjoy life in very surprisingly familiar and sometimes unusual ways. He is very passionate about life, art and science and explores the universe in his works. His creations found homes in collections in more than 80 countries.
 
 
Hello dear Andreas, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with new contemporary pop surreal artist Valentina Brostean

Valentina Brostean is an visual artist / illustrator & designer originally born in Serbia city Novi Sad, currently living working and enjoying life on the north of Italy in city Turin.
 
Her body of work is built of melancholic interaction between man-made status symbols and frozen moments of the utopian childhood memories. Strongly focused on figurative narration her characters simply reflects us – modern society seeing by an eye of an restless dreamer. If you examine her work closely, you might come to the realization that her creatures are really kind of self portraits, set in a fantastical landscapes of imaginary world which echoes of her own … a bitter, yet sweetly coated prescription for modern life. Beside being full time painter / illustrator Valentina is also specialized in graphic communications and design, illustration and all sorts of graphic design projects. Across the years she was strongly inspired by urban pop culture, surrealism movement, street art, absurd genre fiction, life, people, animals, nature, dreams she has developed by her own, very personal, technique and style. She has been invited to participate in collaborative art projects all around the world as well as in diverse significant solo and group gallery shows. Currently she's working as an independent artist focusing on developing her personal self expression through the creative process and collaborating with worldwide talents, agencies, companies, individuals and galleries on various art projects which allow her to apply her eclectic creativity.
 
 
 
 
Hello dear Valentina, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with contemporary dark surreal artist Adrian Cherry

Adrian Cherry is a self-taught artist with an interest in human anatomy, the macabre, and the surreal. Her work employs subtle distortions to the human form in an attempt to reconcile personal points of concern. Adrian has exhibited in several galleries across the US, including the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
 
 
Hello dear Adrian, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with pop surreal artist Helena Reis

Helena Reis was born and currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal with her husband and two kids. She started to draw and paint at a very young age, creating her own fantasy world. It was only in 2005 that she began to take art seriously, making her own techniques as she is entirely self-taught. After a lot of trial and error, Helena has found her own unique style, a mix of creepy, dark and cute, representing personal fears and nightmares. It has become a way of overcoming self doubts, by portraying her darker side in a lighter perspective. To create her artwork Helena uses traditional mixed media on wood, including watercolor pencils, watercolors, acrylics, gouache and archival ink. She recently opened a gallery, Penumbra Art Boutique & Studio, in her hometown and now represents artists from all over the world.
 
 
Hello dear Helena, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with contemporary surreal artist Bruno Pontiroli

Imagine a world based on a different logic; a universe comprised of the absurd and paradoxes. A dream in which aircraft crash into clouds and snowmen model a human body using flakes of skin. Bruno Pontiroli's aim is turn the narrow vision that we have of the world upside down and disturb our imagination while shaking an accepted reality with images that are as comprehensible as they are familiar. Distorting a symbol or mixing opposing univeres allows him to question the identity of things so that he can reinvent them.
 
 

 
Hello dear Bruno, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Plastic Murs Gallery presents group exhibition "Mas Feos, Mas Brutos, Mas Cachondos "

 
Greasy and sweaty, fresh out of the garage, eight misfit artists running out to slap you in the face from the pristine gallery walls of Plastic Murs (Europe / Spain). A chance of reconciliation, contrast, bringing the Lowbrow canvases out to the street, shaking the underground cocktail diluted between tattoos and guitar solos, with cartoons, filthy disc covers and fanzines.
 
Don Rogelio J

Because the Lowbrow, although being such an outsider, cannot escape the stigma of its own label, which reaches even its name. The art of bad taste, hitting violently, direct to the liver, sour as a morning hangover. The brilliant cast Don Rogelio J, Gabi de la Merced, Ibie, Lluis Fuzzhound, Mik Baro, Roberto Arguelles Ramon Maiden and Rotor. Guys some with their body inked up like playbills of another era. Artists, yes, binge compulsively without depriving from any discipline, as Renaissance men in the Quattrocento which were not allowed out of the sewers.
 
Gabi de la Merced
 
Eight prominent names in the scene, dancing at ease in improvisation, in the sap of popular culture, but in the grimy streets where slashes are raffled. Bestiarios composed in disturbing portraits. Rocking the counter culture and shaking reflections, but always from the ditch, where few can see them.
 
Ramon Maiden
 
Dissolved between microphones, needles, illustrations and unpleasant cartoons walking alone on a tangent, it is a milestone to bring together the works of these eight pieces under one roof. They can no longer say they wandered alone among the ugliest, most gross and randiest of their time.
 
Opening September 18, 2015 / from 8PM - 10PM. The exhibition is on view through October 31, 2015 - Tuesday to Saturday 12 AM - 2 PM / 5PM - 9PM.

Corey Helford Gallery presents group exhibition "Your Pencilled Masses, Yearning To Be Free"

Exhibiting artists: Andrew Brandou, Alex Rodriguez, Aven Helford, Beau Stanton, Brandi Milne, Caia Koopman, Carlos Ramos, Cathie Bleck, Greg Gossel, J. Otto Seibold, Joey Remmers, Kelsey Beckett, Ken Garduno, Korin Faught, Kukula, Liz McGrath, Lola, Luke Chueh, Maddie Carr, Michael Page, Mike Stilkey, Natalia Fabia, Nicomi Nix Turner, Richard J. Oliver, Sarah Folkman, Sylvia J, Van Arno.

On Saturday, October 3rd, CHG Circa presents “Your Pencilled Masses, Yearning to be Free” A multi-figure colored pencil works group show. Looking to explore the innocence and simplicity of a medium that is not often used in fine art gallery exhibitions, CHG has enlisted some of the top artists in the New Contemporary Art Movement to create new works that carry the themes of their paintings, but in a lighter and gentler presentation. The choice of multiple figures creates a level of complexity that enhances the delicate use of shading and softer lines in each piece. The opening reception for “Your Pencilled Masses, Yearning to be Free” will be hosted on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, from 7-10pm at CHG Circa. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition is on view through November 7th, 2015.
 
 Kukula

Caia Koopman

Brandi Milne

Danish surreal painter Dag Samsund

Dag Samsund is a Danish surreal painter born in 1949. He is educated at Royal Copenhagen as porcelain painter and artistic drawer. He has studied art doctrine at sculptor Henry Luckow-Nielsen and sculptor, painter and graphic artist Grethe Bagge. Dag started as a technical drawer after completing his apprenticeship and was later employed as an artistic drawer and product developer.


"I will try to give an insight into the pictorial universe, the world that I have been interested in since childhood. Back then it was mostly fairytales that created pictures in my mind. Later it was the colourful covers of the 60’s and 70’s music LPs, which were probably created with the help of

Corey Helford Gallery presents 3rd annual art collector starter kit group show

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, JULY 25TH FROM 7-10PM ON VIEW JULY 25- AUGUST 15TH, 2015.

Exhibiting artists:

ANDREW BRANDOU - BEAU STANTON - BRANDI MILNE - CAIA KOOPMAN - CAMILLA D’ERRICO CARLOS RAMOS - ERIC JOYNER - FUCO UEDA - HANNAH YATA - HIKARI SHIMODA - HIRABAYASHI TAKAHIRO - KISUNG KOH - HUSH - JOEY REMMERS - KORIN FAUGHT - LIZ MCGRATH LORI NELSON - LU CONG - LUKE CHUEH - MELISSA FORMAN - NAOTO HATTORI - NATALIA FABIA NICOMI NIX TURNER - PLASTICGOD - RICHARD J. OLIVER - RODRIGO LUFF - SARAH FOLKMAN - SAS CHRISTIAN - SHARK TOOF - SO YOUN LEE - SYLVIA JI - TRAVIS LAMPE - YOH NAGAO YOKO D’HOLBACHIE - YOSUKE UENO.
 
Lori Nelson
 
On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Corey Helford Gallery ’s extremely popular Art Collector Starter Kit group exhibition returns for its third annual event with all new 12” X 12” works from an exciting

Interview with lowbrow pop surreal artist Malojo

"Comics, cartoons and old monster’s movie posters are my greatest love. But I’m also fascinated by classic painters like Bosch, Bruegel or Caravage, they are as important for me as Tex Avery, Walt Dysney and Chuck Jones. I love to paint funny monsters with tortured flesh, cute puppies with bad intentions. I am showing humourous side of my characters, sometimes a bit cruel, as I am fascinated and inspired by the horribles scenes of religious paintings.".  - Malojo

Malojo was born in Bayonne, France. Lives and works in Toulouse, France.
 
 
Hello dear Malojo, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

I draw since I was a kid, I can’t tell when exactly I began, I never asked myself if I wanted to be an

Interview with dark surreal artist Mr Mead : Secrets of Wonderland

Mr Mead is a traditional pen & ink artist from England and is terrified of people wearing animal suits, so to combat this fear, draws them constantly. This strange affliction stems from his memories of 'The Tales of Beatrix potter' a 1976 royal ballet film that he was forced to watch as a child by his parents 'as a treat'. Unfortunately this scarred him for life instead and informs his work to this day. He works in a windowless room in Bristol where he creates all manner of works for Illustration, fine art shows and independent commissions, usually on large bits of board or paper with tiny pens. His characters are a surreal blend of the animal, human and mechanic and are influenced by Pierre Matter, Shaun tan and Edward Gorey to name a few. Currently he is exploring the realms of sculpture and has been making his characters into animatable puppets. This will eventually lead to the wonderful world of stop motion animation if all things go well. Many projects have just been finished, included his first book with an NYC publishing house and there are many new projects up Mr Meads sleeve...
 
 
Hello dear Mr Mead, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?
 

Interview with pop surreal artist Kathie Olivas

Kathie Olivas is a multi-media narrative artist who resides in Albuquerque, NM with her husband and fellow artist, Brandt Peters. She began drawing portraits as a child and found an extreme love for creating from her imagination a world that did not exist in her own reality, often driven by her connection with the alter ego and reflective of her own experiences with a rare genetic disorder.

She worked as a portraitist and caricature artist in the early to mid 90's and continued to expand her conceptual development at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Before graduation, she began her early gallery curatorial work at Hyde Park Fine Arts and Covivant Gallery, putting together numerous exhibitions featuring artists from around the globe that connected to a narrative or character driven vision. Her 20+ year career in the arts has allowed her to exhibit at galleries and museums around the world and also connect to other visionaries and collaborators. She and her husband own and operate Stranger Factory Gallery in Albuquerque, NM and the internationally acclaimed artist collective, Circus Posterus.
 
 
"My current body of work, entitled the "Misery Children" series focuses on the constant social desire to assign "cuteness." This often serves as a means to make something innocent and more appealing, therefore, non-threatening. Perhaps this allows us to comfort ourselves. My questions are based on the discomfort of "what if"- what if these sweet creatures had other ideas? What if they knew something we were afraid to open our eyes to? Would they protect themselves; would they be able to adapt to a war torn environment and develop their own defense mechanisms? The characters are meant to evoke a nostalgic reaction that reflects isolation, fear, and an uncertainty; yet, at the same time they serve as empowered alter egos. This series is presented as a satirical look at how fear affects our sense of reality. The characters perform as narrators in lonely worlds that each explores individually, creating his or her own perspective, and thus, own reality. As our hosts, the ensemble provides a sense of comfort, the reminiscent style is soothing, yet the mood is dark. As children, they evoke a sense of temporality; childhood serves as a starting ground, a place where things begin. Inspired by early American portraiture that often depicted children as small adults in an idealized new land, the characters parallel this vision within their own sense of post-apocalyptic conformity, uniquely documenting their own stories in a mysterious brave new world". - Kathie Olivas
 
 
Hello dear Kathie, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with pop surreal artist Aaron Jasinski

Aaron Jasinski's paintings have shown across the US, and internationally. He also illustrates children's books, album covers, and creates electronic music. Aaron grew up in in a family of musicians and the love of music is a major influence in his visual art. His paintings often features musical, pop-culture, and nostalgic references peppered with social commentary and whimsical creatures (think morose hipsters mingling with monkeys in space suits), utilizing a Technicolor palette. Aaron resides near Seattle Washington with his wife and 4 children.
 
 
Please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

Interview with pop surreal artist Hanna Jaeun

Hanna Jaeun is a Brooklyn-based painter. She works with acrylics on wood panels, slowly layering and blending paint to build depth. Drawing inspiration from Catholic artifacts and religious paintings, children’s book illustrations, puppetry, and her love of animals, her work explores themes of isolation and alienation through the plight of animals, with most of whom she has crossed paths.
 
 
Hello dear Hanna, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?

"House in Black" by Erik Storm and Simon Young

"House in Black" (Möhringen, Germany) was an interesting project - an artistic farewell to a building. Erik Storm and Simon Young painted the house black before it was demolished. They painted the entire house from the foundation to the roof tiles, antenna and windows with 500L of paint in 4 days in 2008.