Posts tagged artist interviews
Illustrating The Bigger Picture With Deepti Sunder

Visual artist Deepti Sunder has led a life of defying convention and immersing herself in exploration. As a self-proclaimed escapist, her work ranges from whimsical to vibrant and to some, it can even be a little enigmatic.

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Doing The Work With Jon & Jarrett Key

The marriage between art and activism has been impactful in addressing social injustices and flawed cultural structures in nearly every modern political movement. From photojournalism to protest songs, to picket signs, to paintings depicting civil unrest, art has the power to evoke visceral reactions and in the best case scenario, serve as a call-to-action to those who consume it.

Twin brothers and creative mavens Jon & Jarrett Key exemplify this kind of power through their extensive and complex work that exists simultaneously in the art world and within their personal community. We chatted with them about their background of being prodigal scholarship kids from the deep south to game-changing multidisciplinary artists who’ve created space for QTPOC creatives in an effort to expand and take ownership over their narratives.

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Keeping It Funky With Sal Yvat

Everyday when we wake up and get dressed, we put together outfits that say something about who we are. Though fashion is a large part of American culture, having a distinct personal style takes wearing clothes to the next level. I haven’t met anyone with style quite like Memphis-bred stylist, Sal Yvat. From working with Nike and buzzworthy singer-songwriter Ravyn Lenae, to styling an entire cast of women for a stage play, Sal is well on her way to becoming a well-known stylist in the fashion world. We chatted with her about her southern upbringing, why she’s inspired by church ladies, best methods for thrift shopping and how to hone your personal style.

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UNPOPCULTR PREMIERE: "To-Do" A Short Film by Efe Kabba

Being daunted by all of the things we want to do but can never seem to make time for has become a social norm. In her debut short film, Efe Kabba perfectly captures just how this self-induced pressure can drive someone to madness. We had the pleasure of chatting with her about the film and the incessant need to bite off more than we can chew, that so many of us can relate to.

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Sparking Conversation with Georgina Arroyo

Multidisciplinary artist Georgina Arroyo has been successful in creating work that challenges the way we think and conduct ourselves. We chatted with her about self-image in the age of social  media, men who send shitty text messages, swimming through the endless sea of talent in the New York art scene and maneuvering through art hierarchies as an artist who is both a woman and person of color.

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Capturing Narratives with Steffie van Rhee

We have entered a social renaissance in which many of us are forced to acknowledge the privileges we hold, how they affect the world around us and more importantly, how we can use those privileges to help others. At age 24, documentary filmmaker Steffie van Rhee has reinforced this new and revolutionary standard through her work.

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