Flore

Interview by Jimon

  1. Where do you reside and work currently?   Miami beach FL
  2. One word to describe Flore? Focused
  3. Did you have any training or is it inherent?  I went to college for communication design and ended up taking way too many extra art courses and when they asked me to take science courses I dropped out. 
  4. When did you first start making art and what lead you to start?  I Started painting in 2013.  I had just turned thirty and I really wanted to love what I do for living so I can live for it. I truly love to paint and I want to just get better and keep showing. 
  5. Best advice you ever received in regards to your art?  Paint what you love. Be original.
  6. What influences you as an artist?  Keith Haring, poetry, girls, fashion, art history, George Condo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol , New York city. 
  7. Your art reminds me of street art, what is the origin of your paintings?   Brooklyn, New York.
  8. Do you first draw a mock-up?  Everything I paint is from the heart no sketches needed. Just pure, freestyle, free association
  9. Your pieces are extremely intricate, and time consuming, what is the longest you have spent on a piece?  I have painted 18 hours in one day. It’s the only time I am actually present, I love being in that place, it’s my bliss.  I painted a mural in a 2000 square feet space in soho New York in three days I painted the whole room. When I am painting I tend to want to stay there and never leave.
  10. How would you like to be seen as an artist years from now?  I just want to be in museums and have a career similar to Pablo Picasso or Andy Warhol.
  11. Do you have a place/person/thing that you visit for inspiration? Soho NYC,  My Aunt Weezy, My mom, Dogs and animals of all kinds, The ocean and the Sun, Girls.
  12. If you could have dinner with 3 artists living/dead who would be at your table?  Andy Warhol , George Condo , Jean-Michel Basquiat.
  13. Name three things you can’t live without in your studio?  Brushes,Oil sticks, Krink K-71 marker.
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