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BASEMENT

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BASEMENT

Questions & Answers BASEMENT, KOREA Basement chooses to make careful observations of the world around him and a commitment to depicting the nuances of human connection. Adapting occurrences from daily life and bringing them into being, within the form of new stories and narratives. Hi Basement! For those who are unfamiliar, who are you and what do you do? I am Basement, who draws pictures in Busan, Korea. I observe everyday life, give meaning, and deliver messages through pictures. The name "Basement" comes from the cosy underground living room in New York that my wife experienced. She went to New...

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SYDNIE JIMENEZ

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SYDNIE JIMENEZ

Questions & Answers SYDNIE JIMENEZ B. 1997 United States Orlando-born Chicago-based artist Sydnie Jimenez is well known for her iconic ceramic sculptures, centred around the representation and humanization of black and brown youth in an American context. We caught up with Sydnie whilst she partakes in an artist residency in the heart of Norwich, UK about her exciting projects and who she'd want to sit down to dinner with. Hey Sydnie! Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and how you first got interested in art and ceramics? I grew up in Georgia and moved to Chicago...

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SOON.EASY

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SOON.EASY

Questions & Answers SOON.EASY B.1990 South Korea - For those who are unfamiliar, who are you and what do you do?  Hello, I'm soon.easy. I’m based in Seoul and mainly focus on painting, as well as sculpture and commercial illustration. I mainly work on capturing the negative aspects of society and humans and expressing them with a gloomy sense of humour. - Can you share a bit about your background as an artist and how your artistic journey began? I've loved drawing since I was young. At that time, I was into Japanese comics like <Dragon Ball> and wanted to...

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HI-DUTCH - 'PORTRAIT 01'

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HI-DUTCH - 'PORTRAIT 01'
Epitomising the art of up-cycling, Hi-Dutch’s surfboard-repairing skills, and environmental conscience collide in a fusion of recycled materials and specialist craftsmanship. Driftwood, yarn, ink and resin, while not the most obvious combination of materials become in the hand of Hi-Dutch, the perfect melting pot of mediums.

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KPE INNOCENT - ‘THE BIGGER PERSON IS A HUMBLE PERSON’

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KPE INNOCENT - ‘THE BIGGER PERSON IS A HUMBLE PERSON’

Introducing Kpe Innocent’s first-ever, limited edition wood sculpture in collaboration with Flexx Lex Kpe Innocent B. 1994 Ghanaian Look at any of Kpe Innocent’s canvases and you’ll be hard-pushed not to feel a sense of warmth and calm – and that’s his intention. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement of the 1930s and contemporary artists such as  David Hockney  and  Geoff McFetridge , self-taught ultra-contemporary artist Kpe Innocent ties his unique form of minimal humanism, pop-culture celebration, and divine creation together on canvas. Working primarily in acrylic, Kpe Innocent plays on the power of negative space, isolating his figures within architectural...

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