Sarah and I collided via mutual friends at one of The Woods' weekly parties, and in between Bieber and beers we found a connection in creativity. I'm continuously inspired by Sarah's ability to express herself through such diverse mediums; her fun-loving spirit permeates throughout her work, whether it be a delicate watercolor painting or a wild, conceptual photoshoot, and it's this openness that makes both Sarah and her art so intriguing. Read our full interview below to get to know more about what motivates this multi-faceted NYC artist>>
WHY NEW YORK CITY?
THE CITY NEVER SLEEPS...WHAT TIME DID YOU GET TO BED LAST NIGHT?
Working late on a project that involves lasers and toast and Fabio . I think I usually go to sleep around 12...1...3
PLAY HOST FOR US... WHERE WOULD YOU TAKE US FOR
COFFEE - Variety - totally creamy delicious coffee and they have the best almond milk.
DINNER - Samuri Papi off the Flushing J/M
COCKTAILS - Bar Sardine in the West Village; they have a Ramen Bloody Mary that seriously gives me life. I often sketch there post work on summer-friday afternoons.
PARTYING - The Spectrum. The Spectrum, if you're down for a wild neon queer party. Big fan of "Misster" at The Woods on Wednesday as well.
WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Black Marble & Small Black.
ANY CREATIVES YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH?
I would love to collab with Jesse Draxler. Luckily in Bushwick, I'm in close proxy to many other artists. When I feel inspired, I can reach out and typically people are very warm/ excited/ receptive.
FAVORITE PROJECT SO FAR?
I have an ongoing 'breakfast series' of photography [pictured above] that serves as multiple metaphors for human consumption and gluttony. It was really fun to make. But I'm always happiest while making my own paintings.
DREAM DINNER PARTY -- WHICH 7 GUESTS WOULD YOU INVITE?
My girlfriend, Jesus Christ, Grimes, Sarah Sze, the design writer Ted Byfield...that list is already scary enough.
WHERE DO YOU SHOP?
I guess my wardrobe now is a mixture of Opening Ceremony, Random vintage, Topshop, Levis and Acne. I do love fashion, I really admire minimalist shaped pieces with heavy textiles. I also like functionally creative stuff like shirts that turn into pants. I also really love that biker babe chic look- Schafmayer & Co. is great for that.
My rooftop, honestly. It's held some of my most beautiful & quality moments.
DO YOU HAVE A MUSE?
Too many to recount. Generally an examined life is a pretty good MUSE. Yves Klein's (Nouveau Réalisme) body of work in the 1960s definitely contributed to the way I view art.
No I don't, but the trouble is, I don't know where I would go that would keep me this crazy and productive.
MOTTO YOU LIVE BY?
"Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees." - Paul Valery
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AND WHERE CAN WE SEE IT?
I'm curating and participating in a show at The Living Gallery on March 9. I'm super excited about it.
WOULD YOU RATHER
CINDY CRAWFORD or KATE MOSS
MORNING OR NIGHT
UPTOWN OR DOWNTOWN
[Photos by Mike Zebrick & Marc Parroquin]