1xRUN Thru Interview
Fortress by Lx One
1xRun: Tell us a bit about this piece…
Lx One: Fortress is part of Unit44 Gallery collection Newcastle.
1xRUN: What materials were used to create this piece?
Lx One: Acrylic and spray paint on canvas.
1xRun: When was the piece created and how long did it take to complete?
Lx One: I did this piece back in 2013. Part of my work comes from pure spontaneity, so not too long on this one, like a day or something.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Lx One: Inspired by nature or architecture : it is a blend of taken pictures of a certain subject turned into abstraction.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Lx One: Each piece represents a unique feeling about a moment in life, one vision at a certain instant.
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Lx One: Cause they would feel the beauty of that unique moment.
1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
Lx One: Moving.
1xRun: When did you first start making art? What was your first piece?
Lx One: I started making art during the mid 1990’s. My first piece, I believe it was a portrait of my Dad…ahaha!
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Lx One: Vasarely, M.C. Escher, Sol LeWitt, Warhol, Malevitch, Mondrian, Buren and Van Doesburg.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what?
Lx One: Music is a key to inspiration for me. From Jazz, Soul, Deep Hiphop to Electronic and Experimental. At this time I’ve been listening to a mix between Nils Frahm to Mingus.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why? Any deceased artists?
Lx One: It would be Jaybo Monk for the love and poetry he puts into his paintings! For the latter, I’m just fine marvel at their magic.
1xRun: What was the last piece of art that you bought?
Lx One: The last was a Doze Green painting.
1xRun: Any projects or events we may have missed?
Lx One: My recent 40jours project. An abstract and temporary art installation, taking 40 days to create. It will return to dust. A house before it’s renovation becomes a play ground to experiment with throughout. Day after day, the walls call out for new forms, colours and textures. A dialogue within the space begins. A visual and sensorial experience is born, a journey between sparsity and profusion, with colour as it’s bridge. The final video in the series is below: