Here for her debut RUN Lithuanian artist Natalie Shau brings us a slight departure from her typical style with the psychedelic absinthe swirl of Siamese. Read on to find out more about Natalie’s latest pieces, her influences and more!
1xRUN Thru Interview
Siamese by Natalie Shau
1xRun: What materials was the original created with?
Natalie Shau: This work is digital drawing and some antique scans for the background.
1xRun: When was the piece created?
Natalie Shau: This piece was created in 2008.
1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Natalie Shau: First of all it is a picture about cats! I think cats are most graceful animals, most mysterious too.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Natalie Shau: This piece was done to decorate limited edition absinthe bottles. note the greenish color and hallucinogenic looking kitties.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Natalie Shau: About 2 days.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Natalie Shau: I think it is unique, because it is portrait of animals, as I usually do people portraits
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Natalie Shau: If they love cats and absinthe they must have it! :)
1xRun: Describe the piece/print in one gut reaction word.
Natalie Shau: fierce!
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Natalie Shau: At most early age, i think being 3 years old.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Natalie Shau: oh really don’t remember :)
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Natalie Shau: amazing Lithuanian graphic artist Stasys Krasauskas.
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Natalie Shau: Every piece needs special music! I love electronic music! IDM, minimal techno, early dubstep, witchhouse.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Natalie Shau: Björk! She is most amazing performance artist!
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Natalie Shau: Alexander McQueen, he is my most favorite clothes designer.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Natalie Shau: I don’t collect art pieces, but I collect artbooks. but when I will own my own big house I will start buying art for sure.
1xRun:What else have you been up to? What else do you have in the works?
Natalie Shau: I am working on my next future art book and my latest book Tangled Tales is for sale here.
1xRun: Where can people find you across the internette?