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Paintings by Redd Waltizki

Redd Walitzki is a working artist from Germany, now living in Pioneer Square (Seattle’s artist district).  She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with her BFA in 2007 with a concentration in Painting, Video Animation and Printmaking.  Redd spent several years running a studio-gallery in Seattle’s 619 Western renegade arts building, helping keep the underground art scene alive.

My main inspirations have always come from fashion, nature and biology. Visually, the surreal world of fashion editorials and couture runways has always had huge appeal to me. I love the fantasy of fashion, how moments that are impossibly beautiful can be staged and created to transcend the mundane reality of everyday life. This is something I really hope to achieve in my work as well.   Biology and nature are also extremely inspiring for me, and usually when I’m painting I listen to BBC Science Documentaries in the background…

For more read the interview with Redd Walitzki conducted by MIROIR Magazine’s Chloe Allred.


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We love films because they make us feel something. They speak to our desires, which are never small. They allow us to escape and to dream and to gaze into eyes that are impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us with longing.

But also.

They tell us to remember; they remind us of life. Remember, they say, how much it hurts to have your heart broken. Remember about death and suffering and the complexities of living. Remember what it is like to love someone. Remember how it is to be loved. Remember what you feel in this moment. Remember this. Remember this.

—  Nina LaCour, Everything Leads to You
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Which One Direction members has the most solo potential? A ranking

Zayn’s smoky three-octave tenor and his impossibly beautiful, infuriatingly symmetrical face are reason enough to justify a solo career in the year 2015, but launching and sustaining it will require a different set of tools that Zayn hasn’t quiiiite mastered. As soon as 1D left The X Factor, Zayn was dubbed “the Mysterious One” and “the Bad Boy” by media outlets too lazy and/or racist to more accurately portray a soft-spoken Muslim boy who could coincidentally wear the hell out of a leather jacket. Leaving 1D gives him the opportunity to define himself now, and that’s great news all around, even for Directioners. His voice and musical sensibilities align well with the kind of artists he’s expressed interest in working with (and have expressed interest in wanting to work with him), ranging from Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator to Chris Brown and U.K. hip-hop up-and-comers Krept & Konan. With the right producers (like Ocean collaborator Malay), Zayn could be a next-level vocalist with a strong hip-hop-tinged R&B-pop debut and a degree of immediate success as more of a force in the studio than on the road. (Also, Brown could stand to have competition as mainstream rap’s male hook-singer of choice.) All this wouldn’t erase his history of disinterest in promotional work, his generally muted stage presence, or the disconcerting knowledge of how many bridges he burned in the name of living as a “normal 22-year-old” only to do an about-face and sign a deal with RCA, but it’s a very good place to start. His devoted fan base is eager to do whatever they can to elevate his talents, and it probably wouldn’t take much to win back the fans he angered by peaceing out of 1D.

Likelihood of traditional solo stardom: “Why Don’t We Go There” Likelihood of eventually becoming the face of a global high-fashion campaign: “Fireproof”

Which One Direction Member Has the Most Solo Potential? A Ranking

Zayn’s smoky three-octave tenor and his impossibly beautiful, infuriatingly symmetrical face are reason enough to justify a solo career in the year 2015, but launching and sustaining it will require a different set of tools that Zayn hasn’t quiiiite mastered. As soon as 1D left The X Factor, Zayn was dubbed “the Mysterious One” and “the Bad Boy” by media outlets too lazy and/or racist to more accurately portray a soft-spoken Muslim boy who could coincidentally wear the hell out of a leather jacket. Leaving 1D gives him the opportunity to define himself now, and that’s great news all around, even for Directioners. His voice and musical sensibilities align well with the kind of artists he’s expressed interest in working with (and have expressed interest in wanting to work with him), ranging from Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator to Chris Brown and U.K. hip-hop up-and-comers Krept & Konan. With the right producers (like Ocean collaborator Malay), Zayn could be a next-level vocalist with a strong hip-hop-tinged R&B-pop debut and a degree of immediate success as more of a force in the studio than on the road. (Also, Brown could stand to have competition as mainstream rap’s male hook-singer of choice.) All this wouldn’t erase his history of disinterest in promotional work, his generally muted stage presence, or the disconcerting knowledge of how many bridges he burned in the name of living as a “normal 22-year-old” only to do an about-face and sign a deal with RCA, but it’s a very good place to start. His devoted fan base is eager to do whatever they can to elevate his talents, and it probably wouldn’t take much to win back the fans he angered by peaceing out of 1D. (x)