Five questions to akaKJ Abstract

Five questions to akaKJ Abstract

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KJ was born in Seattle, USA in the 1980s. Currently living and working in Goa, India. A passionate painter, he has turned his hobby and primary passion into a profession. 
How did you get into art?

I got into art mostly because of my mom. She was a hobby painter who was extremely talented. I was not. Or at least that is how I thought of it. One day I was explaining to her why I don’t like painting. I lack the steady hand and tend toward perfectionism. She watched my hand movements as I spoke and mimicked painting. “Why are you moving your hand like that?” she said. I looked and then changed my motion to a typical brush stroke. “No, no, what you were doing was right. For you, maybe. You should Google Jackson Pollock” she told me. “Your motion is like his”. So, I did and I found my form.



How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

Experimental. That is my true style because I can’t keep my attention on one style long enough to perfect it or define myself by it. I just explore new ways to create form. For the most part it comes through as Abstract or Geometric paintings. I typically use the method of Action painting as it gives me more depth of exploration.

How do you go about developing your work?

Typically, I have an idea for the next piece while I am working on a current piece. However, all my plans fade to action and reaction as I start creating it. Who or what influences you?

Science and my mother. Always and forever my mother. But you probably don’t know her so I will say the New York School in the 1950’s and 60’s. The masters and creators of abstract expressionism. Painters like Pollock, De Kooning, Krasner, and Still. As well as their influences: Kandinsky, Klee, and Mondrian. Those that can live, think, and create along spectrum of abstract and surrealistic. My mind loves a good puzzle. Feed it something weird.

Make us curious. What is planned next?

I am taking experimental art to its natural next step. Science Art (aka Sci-Art) and Experiential Art combined. I love a good science experiment, so I am developing ways to create art through natural and scientific processes.Learn more about the artist: