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    IRSKIY

    In your artist statement, you listed architecture and 80’s music as your biggest influences. Can you talk about how they affect your work?

     

    80's music is the bomb. It has that energetic, nostalgic, neon color, orgasmic, 'do whatever you want' careless vibe to it. I put bright neon vibrant colors when I feel hyped and faded and darker colors when it's less hype. I'd say 97% of my work is the result of me feeling hyped up from 80's music. I always listen to music when I'm working. I also like looking at minimalistic buildings and I try to incorporate parts of it, whether it be the roof, the edges, floor, etc. 

    Kavinsky, giclée print, 11" x 14", 2017

    Water So Deep, giclée print, 11" x 14", 2017

    Shift Gear Automatic, giclée print, 11" x 14", 2017

    How did you get started as an artist?

     

    I never wanted to be an artist but one evening I was listening to Taylor Dayne's  "Tell It To My Heart" and got really hooked. I then started making illustrations on my computer, posted it on Instagram and people started asking to buy my work. That's how I first sold my prints in early 2017. The whole thing is a joke though- I mean it's just for fun, I don't get upset when people hate and diss my work. 

    You describe your works as “colorized blueprints” composed of fragmented and deconstructed forms with vibrant colors. What is your process while constructing these images?

     

    I don't really have a process. I just mix and match colors, shapes and patterns spontaneously until it looks good to me. Sometimes I completely ignore composition and just go with my gut feeling. If I like it, I'll post it. Simple as that. 

    Kosmik, giclée print, 11" x 14", 2017

    Where do you see your work going in the future?

     

    I'd like to do more paintings, big paintings, and fewer prints. 

    Diamond in the Dirt, giclée print, 11" x 14", 2017