Sarah Lillz, ARTIST

 

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?

Grad school. 

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.

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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.

FAVORITE SPOT?

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. 

NYC FOREVER? 

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

KATE MOSS

MORNING OR NIGHT

NIGHT

UPTOWN OR DOWNTOWN

DOWNTOWN 

 

WEBSITE: http://sarahlillz.com/

INSTAGRAM: @sarahlillzliquid @sarahlillz_ 

TWITTER: @sarahlillz

 

[Photos by Mike Zebrick & Marc Parroquin]