Why did you pick this picture?
It gives you the chance to not see what I see, but what you see.
Where did the idea for this art come from?
To be honest, I have spent hours/days/months/years of my life playing around, manipulating, and having fun with all the photos I have taken. The actual idea of The Lookdown Project came when I joined Instagram. The square photo symmetry had a lot to do with my OCD where I can’t have certain pictures unbalanced, and when I started mirroring the images, they themselves took on their own life and sparked creativity for the people who found art in the image.
What does this art mean to you?
It’s less about what it means to me and more about what it means to the people who have the opportunity to view my work. Having a chance to activate someone’s imagination is my true aim in any of my pieces. Art is easy if I tell you what it is; art means more if you tell me what you felt.
What can you tell us about yourself?
My narcissism and insecurities have been a big part in holding me back from moving forward with my art. But once I got over those flaws, I had a realization, working 9-5 Monday to Friday, living for the weekend, and having a colossal fear of Mondays was destroying my imagination at a frightening rate. I quit my job, married the girl I love, and moved from South Africa to Japan to follow my dreams and become a creation of my own imagination.
What more can you tell us about your art?
The honest truth about my art is that I don’t exist. I am a figment of your imagination. Without you, I become a faded memory of something that once existed as beauty and creation. I am art that exists in your imagination, I am you, and if you forget me, I cease to exist
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