“Another Art Show” Recap

Saturday, September 2nd of 2017 MEGAA Hosted “Another Art Show” an Art Exhibition showcasing six unique artist each with their own individual styles. With this showcase, much like our previous events we accomplished exactly what we set out to create. . . A VIBE with dope art, great music and beautiful people. Along side the […]

Saturday, September 2nd of 2017 MEGAA Hosted “Another Art Show” an Art Exhibition showcasing six unique artist each with their own individual styles. With this showcase, much like our previous events we accomplished exactly what we set out to create. . . A VIBE with dope art, great music and beautiful people. Along side the Art Ricco Noir Sold Tshirts with $5 from every shirt sold going to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Below you can check out the interviews we had with each artist along with a recap video of the event and photos. All photos were captured by Joangel Hernandez and video was done in-house. Be bigger than big, be MEGAA.

Kyrstle Collins

Kyshan Wooten

Robine Foucault

Brandon Jean

Cydney Wilson

Micald Cills

Brian Franklyn

 


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“My Visual Diary” with Krystle Collins

Krystle Collins “I stopped looking for the light. Decided to become it instead.”  – Francheska IG: @Kcee_me, @krystlecollinsart www.krystlecollinsart.com NYC What is Art to you? Art to me personally is a necessary expression. Navigating life we take in so much as far as seeing, hearing, touching, and feeling. It all pours into us and in […]

Krystle Collins

“I stopped looking for the light. Decided to become it instead.”  – Francheska

IG: @Kcee_me, @krystlecollinsart
NYC
What is Art to you?
Art to me personally is a necessary expression. Navigating life we take in so much as far as seeing, hearing, touching, and feeling. It all pours into us and in return, we have to continuously push it out somehow to keep the cycle going. I can look back at works I’ve created and it’s a direct reflection of what was surrounding me and who I was at the time, it’s amazing to almost have this visual diary of myself. I think everyone, whether they realize it or not, is on a journey to discover themselves. We all want to understand why we operate and exist the way we do but whats difficult about that is as humans we are ever evolving and constantly becoming these new versions of ourselves. So to consistently engage in some form of expression gives a little insight of our current experience and what exactly is shaping us as we are growing.
How long have you been creating for?
As a kid, I was always into making things and drawing but it wasn’t until my first couple years in college I became serious. And well after that when I finally deemed myself a visual artist. So probably a little over 10 years.
Throughout those 10 years, what have you learned about yourself thru art?
One important thing I’ve learned is is how much I rely on instinct. I’m self-taught all across the board, any medium I work in there was no formal training there. So in return, I learned how to listen to myself more and go with what feels right rather than what I think I know. I soon realized this is pretty much how I operate my entire life. There are times I make some of the most insane “adult” decisions (lol) that a lot of people question, including myself. I would literally have no reasonable explanation of why these outlandish decisions are going to work except for this intense notion that it will. I guess practicing how to trust that through my art helped me to apply that to my everyday life without feeling so erratic.
Which is your favorite medium to work with?
I don’t have a particular favorite it’s normally just whatever phase I’m in at the time. Right now I’m totally into embroidery and trying to push it into these unusual spaces. Ultimately I want to create these mixed media pieces, so I’m experimenting with as many different mediums as I can.
So can you describe your creative process, like how do you start and when do you finish?
I’ve tried to stick to an organized and mapped out process but it just doesn’t work for me. I usually just jump in and begin creating. I take breaks when I get frustrated or if it’s not working out. I’ll either start other pieces or I’ll stop working on the project completely and come back to it at a later time with a fresher mindset.  It can get pretty messy but it works for me lol
Who and/or what inspires you?
Inspiration, especially in New York, is endless. All I have to do is step outside and take a walk most days and the vibe is just in the air. Lately, I’ve been pulling from my commute. On the trains there are so many different people, personalities, movement, and expressions… I am definitely the creep observing everything.  I’m certain people think I’m crazy for staring but it’s so hard to ignore and not soak it all in.
Where do you see your work in five years?
Five years. I hope that my work is on a broader platform of course but I’m also interested in how it develops. There’s a certain genuineness and a sort of relatable aspect I’m looking to get across to my viewers especially those who aren’t really interested in art. Figuring out to somehow make the work more engaging to the masses is definitely a goal.

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.