We speak with Polish artist NeSpoon who creates works that are somewhere in between street art, pottery, painting, sculpture and jewelery. What she focuses mostly though is to make positive art. Her dreamy unique style is highly admired around the world and that includes us too!
(ISSA) -What you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?
(NesPoon) – Coffee with milk, honey and a small bisquit, please.
-Introduce yourself to us!
I am NeSpoon.
– Where does your tag name come from anyway?
„There is no spoon“. Matrix.
-How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?
I am an artist.
– How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?
I painted since I can remember, since kindergarten. I wanted to be a „real painter“ in the age of 6, when other girls dreamed to be a princess or a fairy, but I started to do art on the streets in 2009. I thought that if corporations can overtake and destroy the visual landscape of my country for commercial purposes, my art will not hurt anyone, even if I do not ask for permission. Today it is both, passion and profession.
-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
Coffee with milk, honey and a small bisquit.
-Street art is mostly a visually stimulating form of art. To add one more sense to it, what music would you pick to accompany your art work?
There’s a lot of great music. Personally I am into techno and progressive house, but I don’t think that it fit to my art. To my pieces I would choose Banco de Gaia.
-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What is it that inspires you?
Guess… lace patterns!
-What is the hardest part while working on a piece of art?
There’s nothing hard, it is pure pleasure.
-Do you have an artist(s) you admire and what for?
Ai Weiwei. I love his way of thinking and expression, but most important is that he really cares.
-Which cities are the most inspiring for you?
Warsaw. Berlin. Hong Kong.
-What other passions do you have apart from art?
-Do you have a wild project that you dream of achieving some day?
In 2042 I will have finished my most important project so-far – ‘Thoughts’. It started four years ago and it continues to grow. I make it 3-4 months each year.
-Tell us about your art, does it include symbolisms, messages or repeated patterns?
Most of my works consists lace patterns. Usually I paint it white, but when I add colors, people say sometimes that I am inspired by Tibetan Mandalas, Moroccan Ceramic or native pre-Columbian art. Lace patterns contain basic code of the beauty and harmony, which is common for most of the people around the world. It is very ancient code, I think, that it is older then the humanity. We can find it all around us in the nature: in the shape of small sea creatures, flowers, snow flakes. The harmony and symetry of lace patterns is natural, alive, not mathematical, machine generated.
– How long time does a piece of art work of yours usually survive for?
Graffiti and murals can stay a few years, hopefully. The ceramic – 10000 years, if nobody will break it.
-What do people first think of, or feel, when they see one of your works on the street?
I hope that they feel a little bit bettter, maybe some of them smile.
-Do you have a secret you would like to share with us? 🙂
Sure, but basically it is no secret. Only the small secrets need to be protected. The big ones are kept secret by public incredulity. Here’s the bigest one: Never stop dreaming, because dreams come true!
-What are your creative plans for the future?
My aim is to do a large scale multimedia installations in public space all over the world.
-Is there a specific thought or message you would like to pass to our audience out there?
Thank you NeSpoon, It’s been great to get to know about you and your imaginative art which has inspired us for a long time now!
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