Category: interview

Interview with Jack Batchelor

We have featured a whole bunch of illustrators over the past weeks in this little blog, so I guess it is time to have a photographer again! We have chosen Jack Batchelor, student of photography in London, who has just started selling on ARTFLAKES.

Read on, what he had to tell us about himself.

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Interview with Anthony Zinonos

Anthony is “addicted to collecting paper and loves coffee and rollershoes”, it is said in the portfolio of Anthony Zinonos – whom we have invited today.

Within his collages made out of – of course! – paper and old photographs or newspaper cuttings you will most definitely find an ironic sense.

Where does he draw his inspiration from? And does he like chocolate?

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Interview with Aino-Maija Metsola

Her illustrations, prints and patterns look like the perfect dream of folclore: Aino-Maija Metsola is a freelance illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland. And we’re glad to have her here today, answering some questions about her inspiration and work.

Among her clients is the finnish label Marimekko, who is well known for its multi-colour patterns on linen, porcelain or cloth. We like!

See what else she had to tell us:

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Interview with Sara Barnes

Welcome Sara Barnes today, the lovely lady behind the wonderful Blog “Brown Paper Bag” and an illustrator and artist herself.

Her work has a touch of fairy tale – sometimes more of these dark and gloomy ones – and involves collage, painting as well as stitching.

Sara, who lives in Baltimore, USA, talked to us about her inspiration and work – and her favourite taste of chocolate.

Read on, please:

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Interview with Mareike Engelke

Today as a guest in our virtual coffee party: Mareike Engelke, illustrator and communication designer from Duisburg, Germany – her drawings are now available in her ARTFLAKES-Shop.

Her drawings are crowded with tough guys and sailors as well as with dressed up shoppinggirls and bearded story tellers. In our little interview she told us where she draws her inspiration from and what kind of chocolate she likes best.

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Interview with Nom Kinnearking

Why and when did you start making art?
Drawing has been my great love since I was a child so it has just progressed from then. I used to draw girls and then wander our surrounding fields thinking about their lives.

What kind of art do you make?
I make paintings in oil on canvas and board of female figures that are a blend if reality and my imagination. They are most akin to the pop-surrealist/LoFi movement.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
My main sources of inspiration are the objects that I have collected and use as props and the books I read. I am currently making a painting for an exhibition on works inspired by writers on the character Rosa from House of spirits by Isabel Allende. I also Love to have Tom Waits on in the background as he drums up a great atmosphere.

What does your usual work day look like?
It begins with a check of my emails and a lot of Coffee. Then I walk the dog and paint till
It’s time to walk the dog again, have tea and paint till I realise I should go to bed.

How would you spend your perfect Sunday?
I would get up early so I can work to be able to relax for the rest of the day, have a late breakfast of eggs Benedict out at as café in the city, go to see an exhibition, they meet up with friends for drinks. Then spend the evening watching movies with my boyfriend with our sketch books.

What is your favourite taste of chocolate?
I didn’t used to like chocolate, but now I like terry’s chocolate orange.

Show me you favourite artwork?
“The Absinthe Drinker” by Pablo Picasso from 1901.

Whom should we interview next?
My partner Adam Oehlers is a great illustrator and still surprises me. He has made a beautiful ghost story
called ‘Dear little Emmie’ with French publishers Au Fond Du Grenier coming out this year.

If you could have a coffee with a famous artist dead or alive who would you choose?
Ray Caeser. His computerised art works are incredible in detail, style and imagination, I would love to understand his process.

What is your Philosophy on life?
If you work hard, good things are sure to come.

Thank you, Nom!

More about Nom Kinnearking and her work can be found on her blog!

Get to know… XinXii

What is behind the platform with the enigmatic name XinXii? In our series “Get to know…” we asked Dr. Andrea Schober to explain the concept behind the page. This is what she told us:

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Interview with Serena Facchin

Serena Facchin, whom we invited to take part in our series of interviews, is a photographer based in Italy. Her pictures often seem like the perfect depiction of a fairy tale and contain a certain ambiguity.

We asked her how she spends a perfect sunday, what chocolate she likes best and where she draws her inspiration from – take a look!

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Interview with Nick Cocozza

Please say “Hello” to Nick Cocozza, a young Illustrator and Street Artist from Scotland.

Nick is an illustration graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. To most of his work he tries to take a light hearted and fun approach. He enjoys using a variety of mediums, which reflect his playfulness as well as his sense of humor.

Most of his graffiti-style illustrations present a vivid depiction of the street and gang culture in the UK that he experienced in his youth.

Nick’s work, which is also available on ARTFLAKES, got so far featured in several exhibitions in the UK, and by talent spotters he is being picked as the one to watch in Scotland. His illustrations also got featured in a variety of magazines like Popshot Magazine – and now here.

Check out our interview after the click!

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