Friday, 14 January 2011

Culture? introducing LNY...

..It is friday, and culture? is starting the weekend by featuring the cool works of LNY. LNY has also been so kind as to answer a few questions around his work, so happy reading, and happy friday!..
..Here it is, your daily shot of art with LNY:

-Can you tell the readers a little bit about yourself, name, what country you live in, age etc?

Hi readers! So I try to keep a low profile due to the illicit nature of what I do. This persona I've created is called LNY; mid 20's, based in New Jersey, U.S.A. I'm interested in obsolete knowledge, drawing, alternative practices and the relationship between urban environments and the people that inhabit them.

-What inspired you to start being creative?
When I was young being creative wasn't really something I questioned and I think it's the same for all of us, the great thing is that some just never stop thinking this way. I would say that creativity to me is a mode of thinking that I have been nurturing enough to make it part of everything I do. You never know when something will inspire you so I decided to stay open to everything, like last night I watched the new Harry Potter flick and well, I didn't get inspired at all but I could have, I guess.

-Is making art your fulltime job, and if not, what else do you do?
I have done lots of things to support my art, teaching, dead-end jobs, being a student, web design, not working at all, being a tourist. Right now I'm somewhere between making money as an artist plus still working.

-Have you gone to art school, if yes where did you go and what did you study?
I went to school in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where I found more that an educational institution but a community of artists, musicians, feminists, punks, anarchists, etc etc; most of which were just wonderful people to learn from. So in more than one way the town itself offered me a higher education. In school I studied painting, drawing and installation art eventually graduating with a Bachelors degree in painting. I have not painted since.

-Where do you find inspiration?
In grey areas, conflict zones and borderlines.

-Do you have a favorite artist and if so who and why?
I don't have a favorite artist, I have many. They act like waves that come in and out of my subconscious, In the end whatever impression the artist makes will live on in the work I make.
Right now for example I am way into Kentaro Miura,Jay Electronica , Tugboat Printshop and Broken Fingaz crew.

-Where can my readers see you`re work?
On a wall near you or online @ on the Flickr and on that Twitter.

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