ARTIST PROOF: Yana & Jun aka ‘KittoZutto’ are a Singapore based art & design boutique whose illustrations are created using tecniques which combine fine art, super realistic-surrealism styles and digital imaging techniques. Their work is highly detailed which makes the final pieces of art perfect for large format printing. Their list of clients is a long one but just to name a few they’ve done work for Sony BMG, Nike, Beautiful/Decay and Graniph.
Artsprojekt: What inspires your art
Yana+Jun: The belief in the beauty of our dreams.Some of the things we will always be inspired by: awkward beauty, surrealism, the feminine form, fluids and nature.
AP: What is the relationship between technique and content in your work?
Y+J: The content are things we get inspired by, and our technique is just a form to realise it.
AP: Describe your first experience of making art and how it affected your life’s journey
Y+J: It wasn’t anything life-changing, but we all started doodling since young and it definitelysparked our interest in the arts.
AP: Describe your most recent experience of making art.
Y+J: We’ve just created an album artwwork for an R’n’B artist. While it is a commercial project but basically we had total control in conveying his visions for his concept abum.
The people we worked with are great, and it made the project a very enjoyable one.
AP: Take us on a guided tour through a day in your life as an artist
Y+J: While we split ourselves betweenthe graphic design studio and the artist outfit, we do not have a typical day as an artist. The artist life would surface whenever we’re free from doing commercial works, which helps balance our lifestyte. It might be in between projects during a day, or during certain months when it’s more quiet. We’d take pictures or notes of ideas where we’d put them in a folder, and whenever the artist life surfaces we’d revisit them and decide which ones to realise. Time manangement can be tough, but it has been fulfilling so far.
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