A New Realm with Kyshan Wooten

Kyshan Wooten “The idea is not to live forever. It is to create something that will” -Andy Warhol IG:  @KYSHANWOOTEN https://www.behance.net/KYSHANWOOTEN Philadephia, Pa/NYC   What is Art to you? Freedom. I see it as an outlet to expressing my inner feelings, thoughts, and emotions How long have you been creating for? I’ve always drawn and painted […]

Kyshan Wooten

The idea is not to live forever. It is to create something that will” -Andy Warhol

IG:  @KYSHANWOOTEN

https://www.behance.net/KYSHANWOOTEN

Philadephia, Pa/NYC

 

What is Art to you?
Freedom. I see it as an outlet to expressing my inner feelings, thoughts, and emotions
How long have you been creating for?
I’ve always drawn and painted  ever since elementary school.  It wasn’t until the end of high school when I began to take it serious and see this potential that everyone saw in me. By that time I’d taken a couple youth art courses around philly and began acquiring skills within other mediums like digital art, photography, etc. This was the beginning of a greater path I was to take.
Which is your favorite medium to work with?
I don’t have a preferred medium although painting and drawing were my first loves. but when I picked up a DSLR and learned the adobe suite collection, it truly felt like I’d unlocked a door to a new realm.
so walk us thru your creative process, how do you start on a new project?
It truly depends. With commissioned based and freelance work I’m usually given a concept and guidelines to work with. Personal work I approach as genuinely and real as possible. I want to speak to issues and themes that matter. But in order for it to be as genuine as possible I have to understand or connect to the theme or subject. So I’ll study up and then come to terms with it, then execute.
Who and/or what inspires you?
The beauty and many encounters within my adolescent years, everyday life, and emotional journeys inspires me and my work. I also truly enjoy the works of Basquiat, Jacob Lawrence, Picasso, David Carson (when referring to design) and many many others.

 

 

 

 


Let the pencil flow with Robine Foucault

Robine Foucault “Every day is a new learning experience filled with vast possibilities with that I know my journey’s a never ending one” IG: @Rob_RockRoller www.rob-rockroller.tumblr.com Haiti/NYC   What is Art to you? Art to me is a medium in which I can freely express my characteristic levels, but I find it a bit more […]

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Robine Foucault

“Every day is a new learning experience filled with vast possibilities with that I know
my journey’s a never ending one”

IG: @Rob_RockRoller

www.rob-rockroller.tumblr.com

Haiti/NYC

 

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What is Art to you?

Art to me is a medium in which I can freely express my characteristic levels, but I find it a bit more complex since art goes hand in hand with creation, it becomes something more spiritual.

How long have you been creating for?
My mother sparked my creativity around 3-4 when she used to give me fun things to color, but I didn’t understand what I was doing until the age of 11 after moving to America,  when a family member encouraged me to continue and helped me look for art internships to further develop my skills. I have to admit where I come from art isn’t admired enough to pursue, so the kids weren’t encouraged. School in the US has art classes but In Haiti it’s more of a home hobby . (I’m now 23 years old)

aue deux viereflectionWhat have you learned about yourself thru Art?

Since it takes a level of discipline to get into art, I’ve learn some negatives aspects about my self – for one I’m my worst critics and sometimes I would talk my self into thinking I’m not good enough. Remembering discipline I’ve gain the ability to push through my own mental bullying, pouring those same emotions in my work and seeing it till the end. I’ve applied that mindset for other criteria in my life which goes to show how influential Art is.
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Who and/or what inspires you?
I look up to a lot of people but the most inspiring would be my grandfather who despite the disbelief my family had in me, supported me. He started out selling lumber in his days then established him self as a furnish furniture master, all self taught, I admire his hard work.
What is your favorite medium to work with?
I absolutely love body paint, because it’s so free and I’m learned a lot of techniques through face and body art. On paper it’s watercolor, something about chaotic freedom brings attractions for me.
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Walk us thru your creative process, like where do you start and end?
Usually if I don’t have a set idea in mid, I’ll pick up a pencil and just scribble anything on the paper, from a single line my eyes can already make out shapes and I would just let the pencil follow.
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Besides art i see that you also create jewelry, what got you into that?
I was looking for something to get into after high school, and I remembered a time a made a thrd bracelet for my mother…It sparked interests, my first set of earned money I spent on a lot on eBay, opened an online store, But I needed more experience, it led me to intern for Alzerina Jewelry and she took me under her wings for 3 months.. I left to focus on having my own business and live off freelancing
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So where do you see your work in five years?
 Hopefully established with my own studio and a consistency in work.

Mixed media with Brandon Jean

  Brandon Jean “consistency is the playground of dull minds” -Yuval Harari IG: @B_Jean57 Brandonjean.com NY/FL What is Art to you? Art to me is the freedom of self expression. Art is fluid and constantly changing with the times. Art allows us to open up our eyes in many different ways. Through art the world […]

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Brandon Jean

“consistency is the playground of dull minds” -Yuval Harari
IG: @B_Jean57
NY/FL
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What is Art to you?
Art to me is the freedom of self expression. Art is fluid and constantly changing with the times. Art allows us to open up our eyes in many different ways. Through art the world may be seen in a whole new perspective and hopefully through my work you can see what I see.
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How long have you been creating for?
I’ve been creating since freshman year of high school, ever since I received my first camera. From then on I branched out into other forms and mediums to further express and find myself as an artist.
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What mediums do you work with and which one would be your favorite?
It Depends on what I’m working on, I like to work in many different mediums from photography to oil. I don’t necessarily have a favorite medium because, i don’t like limiting myself to one method of working. So yeah mixed media.
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Describe your creative process, how do you go about creating a new piece?
My creative process starts in my sketchbook, which is on me at all times it’s sort of like a mood board that I’m constantly sketching and writing in throughout my day. Reference and research is a big part of my creative process as well, I have files full of artists that inspire me when I’m creating a new piece. I reference them as I pull ideas from my sketchbook.
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What have you learned about yourself thru Art?
Thru art I’ve learned to take risks and get outside of my comfort zone. I’ve grown so much as an artist and a person I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me.
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Who and/or what inspires you?
Artists such as basquiat, egon schiele, kathe kollwitz and many more inspire me. My peers and my surroundings inspire me everyday as well, we pull and bounce ideas off each other that contribute to new creations.
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Where do you see your work in 5 years?
To be honest I’m not sure, I want to keep growing and progressing as an artist and hopefully my work will take me where I need to be.

Acrylics with Cydney Wilson

Cydney Wilson “Many have an image of me Few get the picture” IG:@Art__influence Baldwin, NY What is Art to you? Art is a stress reliever, a way for me to decompress and wash away the stress of the day. How long have you been painting for? 2 yrs. What is your favorite medium to work […]

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Cydney Wilson

“Many have an image of me Few get the picture”

IG:@Art__influence

Baldwin, NY

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What is Art to you?
Art is a stress reliever, a way for me to decompress and wash away the stress of the day.
How long have you been painting for?
2 yrs.
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What is your favorite medium to work with and why?
Acrylic because it dries quickly and it’s what I’ve learned with so I’ve just stuck with it thus far.
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What is your creative process?
Uhhh..i just kinda think of colors I want in a painting and I just GO..Theres No real process because when I set out to do certain things in a painting it kinda goes left and its never what I initially had in mind but it comes together….not really a creative process more so trusting the process and seeing it through. Does that answer that question?
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Yes  that answers that [laughs] so is there anything that you’ve learned about yourself thru art?
I need to loosen up and not be so rigid…Trust myself and Have more confidence in my craft..these are still a work in progress btw
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Who and/or what inspires you?
My answer is quite simple Relaxation inspires me… It gets me away from technology (social media, cell phone and the tv) I feel at peace when I paint.
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Where do you see your work in five years?
Trying other medium possibly oil or water paint and trying to achieve more textures in my paintings.