It’s the new year and I’ve finally finished decorating my little studio! The CMYK cabinet still makes me giggle..

I’ve had a bunch of artworks sitting in my closet for years waiting to be framed. I finally raided IKEA for frames and got a lot of custom-sized mats cut out to do so! I still have a whole heap of artworks sitting in the closet, but at least some are now displayed like it’s meant to! (PS: If you’re wondering where my Audrey Kawasaki painting went to, I’ve just moved it to my living room!)

So anyway, enjoy these pictures as I’m sure this is the most organised and cleanest this room will ever be!

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Fan-girl alert! So, I asked myself, if I could interview any artist in the world, who would it be? Immediately, Kaspian Shore came to mind. His work is fascinating and completely enthralling, and I imagined a chat with him would have similar effect. And being the awesome lad that he is, he agreed to the interview! 

Here’s the first part of the interview, the rest you can find on Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s website.

Kaspian is a self-taught painter based in Germany, who defines his style as “electric folk”, playfully combining traditional and modern elements in his art. Working with acrylic washes on paper, he creates other-worldly androgynous beauties, caught in their own surreal surroundings of loneliness and longing. When Kaspian isn’t painting, he’s busy writing poetry and curating shows for the PRISMA International Artist Collective. We were lucky enough to drag him away from all this for a moment to talk to us.

Have you got a secret group of beautiful lads posing for you round the clock? (If so, please stop keeping them all to yourself.) Or do you source/take your own reference images?
Haha, I don’t actually have my own harem here, no. It’s rather the opposite—there are too few androgynous males out there, which makes it difficult for me to find decent references. It’s been one if not THE biggest obstacles I’ve had to face over the past years in terms of getting better at what I do, the sheer impossibility to find someone with the right look and patience to model for me over a longer period of time, so I often had to rely on fashion photography / models as refs, which I found to be very limiting.

There are very few faces I feel I can work with, and unfortunately, people who look beautiful in person don’t always have that special something that makes for an interesting painting (and vice versa). I like quirky, bizarre looking androgynous types, and luckily I’ve recently found me a boy with that special something and will hopefully be working with him for some time.

What do you find is the most challenging part about being an artist?
I have to say I don’t actually find it that much of a challenge anymore because I’m thoroughly enjoying my job. Money’s always an issue and something I wish I didn’t have to worry about, but it’s not exclusively an artist’s problem. There’s the occasional “Fuck, I hate everything I’ve ever painted in my life” kind of moment but most of the time, I’m feeling very privileged and grateful to be able to work as an artist and thus don’t have to force myself to do anything because I love my job!

Finish reading the interview here!

Just thought I’d share with you/rub in your faces what a lucky girl I am :D print and stickers from @kaspianshore <3 thank you so much, Kaspian :D I’m starting to get quite the collection of prints now, I see a framing project in my future! #happyfriday #art