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Interview with artist Dean Christie (Deanist)

August 2018

About the artist:

Isaac Malakkai is a Spanish artist from Almeria currently based in Copenhagen. Isaac is doing some amazing artwork painting in the street. His style is very colourful, non-realistic and it also has a bit of humor. 

Besides the outdoor streetart Isaac also does indoor artwork on paper. Right now Isaac has a crowfunding campaign in production on Artboost. You can see his amazing piece below and buy it right here

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How would you describe your style?

I wanna think it is constantly growing. It's really difficult to describe your own style, but I would say nostalgic with a bit of humour and not realistic at all. 

What are your sources for inspiration?

My experiences and... the way your brain insists on focusing on some details and not on others is what inspires me. But something that always give me ideas is the animal kingdom... Nature and how I feel in the moment when I'm in front of a blank paper – I cannot draw something funny if I'm pissed that morning :) 

How is the creation process for you?

Interesting, cause there's no formula, and I wanna know it! 

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Photos from Aarhus Streetart Festival. 

You can see Isaac's gallery on Artboost right here.

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How was it to be a part of Aarhus Streetart Festival?

I feel extremely glad and honoured to be part of an event like Aarhus art fest. I heard about it the past year, really nice reviews, and this year the set up of everything was just outstanding. I'm really thankful to Gallery Grisk and it’s team who made this festival possible. The format (5x5mts) is perfect: not super big, not small, easy to paint something cool in one, two or three days and it’s up to you. 

The organization was really nice and the location just perfect. I mean, I knew nothing about Aarhus, its museum or the city hall or... anything. So I arrived there and saw they closed a big ass street and placed a lot of woodpanels. I also saw that we had park with grass and trees on both sides of the road...well... it’s priceless. I had the chance to get a bike from my sweet host so I spend a couple of nights just biking around. It was a new city for me and I was exciting to get lost in the night biking around. So a really nice experience, I just hope to be part of it again in the future :)  

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Photos from Aarhus Streetart Festival. 

You can see Isaac's gallery on Artboost right here.

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What do you do besides being an artist?

I've been working many years as a graphic designer while having some small non-related-art jobs on the side. But I've been betting for art and illustration for the latest 7 years, so basically I’m focusing on paint and commercial illustration.

Who is your favourite artist?

That's something that changes constantly, I mean, you find out new (for you) artists every day, so today I can tell you a few, but next month maybe I can tell you some different ones. But I can say, without regretting: Egon Schiele, James Jean, Antonio Laguna, Katsuhiro Otomo, Francis Bacon. 

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You can see Isaac's gallery on Artboost right here.

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What is the best advice given to you as an artist?

I liked one from (now) a friend: "LEAVE ME ALONE, TAKE A CAN, AND PAINT IF YOU WANNA PAINT" 

What are you most proud of in your life?

I'm proud of being brave enough to do what makes me happy.

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See Isaac's crowfunding campaign (artwork above) right here.  

Anders Cederholm

Anders Cederholm

I have a deep passion for art and I have been collecting art for some years now - to be honest, it's a bit addictive :)
I have done all kinds of artistic creations myself, not all succeeded actyaly most didn't. Lately, I have been experienting with a style I call Photo DJ'ing. I mix different photo's to create the expression I'm looking for.

Besides that, I'm a part of the Artboost team - which is my dream job!

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