All in Interview

Interview with On-Kyeong Seong

On-Kyeong Seong is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She is an artist and a primarily a mixed media artist, working and living in Boston, U.S.A. She graduated from School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University receiving MFA degree and BFA from Lesley University, Boston. Her work has been exhibited through locally and internationally. Years ago her mother visited her in Boston and she got a chance to learn how to do a sewing machine from her mother. Since then, she has been falling in love with how the textures of machine embroidery carry emotion. She enjoys using a sewing machine as a tool for art making through this process.

INTERVIEW WITH FATINHA RAMOS

Fatinha Ramos is an award-winning Antwerp-based illustrator and visual artist originally from Portugal. After working in art direction and design for twelve years, she took the giant leap of following her dream, working full-time as an illustrator. Since then her work has appeared all over the world and received awards from the Society of Illustrators NY, Creative Quarterly, 3x3 , Commarts magazine, Global Illustration Award, World Illustrations Awards, among others... 

Interview with NPier 

The French artist NPier photographs places where time seems to have stopped. Fascinated by abandonment, NPier believes that beauty in decay demonstrates the fragility of life. NPier researches sites extensively before visiting them. He always looks for places that appear to be anchored in a different reality than our present day-to-day. In his pictures, the light, the complex composition, and the textures of the interior represent a recollection of forgotten splendor. The photograph captures a perfect moment of stillness within the perpetually moving stream of time.

Interview with Cho, Hui-Chin

Cho, Hui-Chin finished her Bachelor of Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art 2014-2018 (First-class honours on the Dean's list). Having grown up in a richly integrative country, She has a deep interest in using an amalgamation of materials, especially the vintage or antique materials, to create philosophical dialogue through distorted subject matter and abstract motifs, and the enduring insistence of a grotesque iconography of baby sustains her work.

Interview with Time Lin

Where do you get your inspiration from?

In the past work style, I need to be creative every day. My head has been trained to produce in a short period of time. However, art is a perceptual thinking, and it depends on the brewing, precipitation, rumbling, and presentation of the heart. It takes more time, and later discovers that travel is an excellent model that allows art to think through the tempering of time, creating an intriguing and eternal viewing.

Interview with Kumari Nahappan

Kumari Nahappan is a prominent artist in the region of Southeast Asia; her practice encompasses inter-disciplinary genres, painting, sculpture and installations.  She has forged a reputation for effectively reconciling the language of “international contemporary art” with her own vocabulary and developing a visual identity that is decisively shaped by her cultural roots and beliefs.  

Daniel McKinley

Could you please introduce yourself and tell us how you started in the arts? and your first experience in art making? I started in the arts because I was never satisfied with the real world. I have always felt that there was more, under yet,we are thought to settle. We are limited in our thoughts. I found that art was my only escape.

Interview with Gia Strauss 

Gia Strauss was born in Jerusalem to a Swiss German mother and a South African father on February 6 1988. Growing up in Israel during the Intifada, she endured a particularly difficult childhood. She then moved with her mother and siblings to Zanzibar where she spent a number of years. Returning to Israel she attended drama school in Tel Aviv, before moving to London in 2009 where she began to develop her talents as an artist focusing on painting, filmmaking and music (piano).

Interview with Iliyan Ivanov

I was born in Burgas, a city of artists and poets in communist Bulgaria. Since 1996 I have lived in NY City and consider myself a New Yorker; but for all practical purposes I see myself as citizen of the world. My first memorable art experience was making art with my grandfather when I was 6 years old as we had a kind of an art contest drawing animals – I think I did 10 drawings in 5 min.

Interview with Gabi Domenig

Where do you get your inspiration from? The inspirations for my pictures meet me everywhere. In the media, such as film, television and (music) videos, on the Internet, on trips, in newspapers, books, in pictures and texts and in the flow of life itself. My main theme was always the woman. I want to show women in their size and uniqueness consciously and thus to pay respect to those who still do not get enough despite the great daily work. If I was not a painter, I would certainly be involved in women's and children's rights policies.

Interview with Mona Niko

Could you please introduce yourself and tell us how you started in the arts? and your first experience in art making? I am Mona Niko , Born In Tehran ,Iran in 1980 and started painting from Pre School ages with my mother encourages to continue .My fist experience to make Art was back in Art University in Tehran.

Interview with Jane Theodore

Jane Theodore lives and paints in Toronto, Canada. Her fine arts background includes exhibited work in galleries, representation by international art distributor Progressive Fine Art and publication by fine art publishers Verkerke Reprodukties N. V., of Holland. Theodore’s paintings are spontaneous explorations of gesture, form and colour. Compositions are revealed as paint is added and subtracted, scratched and scraped, revealing what lies beneath. The paintings’ foundation is high-intensity colour, and invites an intuitive and visceral reaction.

Interview with Alan Beckstead

My paintings reflect SF Pride participants from 2010 forward. They represent a period when California Proposition 8 was overturned and the Supreme Court opened up the rights to marriage for all 50 states. It was something I never imagined would happen in my lifetime A true celebration of the progress for equality. Every Americans’ dream and rightful expectation.  The works also capture the sadness but solidarity from the Orlando Pulse tragedy.   A reminder that in many ways we still face the same intolerance from the 70’s.

Interview with Grant Gilsdorf

Grant Gilsdorf is an Ohio based contemporary realistic narrative painter who has harnessed his exquisitely rendered realistic paintings into a visionary storytelling device that combines images of carefully crafted beauty existing within a brutal and gritty reality. His dark, tension-filled works mirror the narrative-driven experience of viewing a feature film, and leave the viewer contemplating their symbolic significance.