Naturel Makes His 1x Debut With Picasso Biggie

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, was it part of series or show that you had?
Naturel:  This piece was created in November of 2013. From start to finish I’d say this piece took me a few hours. Yes, it was part of the Picasso series I have been recently doing.

1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?    
Naturel:  After I did the Jay Z and Bcyonce Picasso baby, I thought it would hang nicely aside it.


1xRun: Why should people buy this print?    
Naturel:  Everyone loves Big Poppa.

1xRun: Describe this piece in one gut reaction word.     
Naturel:  Biggie. Naturel_1xRUN_Picasso-Biggie_SE_BLOG

1xRun: When did you first start making art? What was your first piece?      
Naturel:  Since I was a child. I can’t really remember to be honest.

1xRun: What artists inspired you early on? What artists inspire you now?
Naturel: A mixture of painters and musicians. René Magritte, Tom Wesselmann, Jay Z, and Kanye West.  As for now, it’s people like Jae West and Malika Favre.


1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Naturel:  A lot of Kendrick Lamar.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why? Any deceased artists?
Naturel:  Prince, the musician. I would love to do a version of Madonna’s Sex Book mixed with Purple Rain.  For the latter, it would be Francis Bacon and Jay Dilla. I would like to do an entire audio visual project to Dilla’s “Welcome To Detroit.”

1xRun: Any upcoming shows or events that you have planned?  
Naturel: I will have a show at Poppington gallery coming up in May.

1xRun: Where else can people find you?
Naturel: WebsiteInstagram @naturel