Sculptures

Artist-to-Artist Interview Series: Sol Bailey Barker

Artist-to-Artist Interview Series: Sol Bailey Barker

Rohan DaCosta and I had the pleasure of Interviewing British artist Sol Bailey Barker about his solo show "Wyrd Then : Weird Now" currently on view at the London gallery, The Koppel Project. Due to our cross-Atlantic time difference, it was 2:00 AM Pacific time when we spoke to Sol whilst he ate his breakfast, the warm morning sun lighting up his South London flat. As Rohan and I smiled with sleepy eyes down the Skype portal into another man's morning, it became apparent that this action resonated with the rigorous excavation of time and space at the heart of "Wyrd Then : Weird Now."  

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Artists and Mental Illness Interview Series: Timothy Hyunsoo Lee

Artists and Mental Illness Interview Series: Timothy Hyunsoo Lee

Timothy Hyunsoo Lee is a watercolor artist based in Brooklyn, New York, currently represented by Sabrina Amrani Gallery, and is the recipient of the VSA Emerging Young Artist Award (2014) as well as the International Emerging Artist Award in Dubai. Born in Seoul, South Korea, but raised in Queens, Lee grew up in the midst of many debilitating conflicts. Navigating the clash between his American and Korean heritages as well as his identity as someone who has suffered from a panic and anxiety disorder since childhood, Lee's art has become a means of exploring, reconciling, and ultimately coexisting with conflict. His primary artistic technique is both ethereal and obsessive, and reflects the duality between the chaos of his anxiety versus the airy, meditative beauty he produces. I spoke with Lee about his personal journey unearthing the psychological challenges he's faced, combating the stigma against them, and how they ultimately led to where he stands as a professional artist today.

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