use of unconventional media to create inspired art
Artists On The Cutting Edge: When did you get into the Arts?
KRIS RHYMES I started around 8-9 years of age, coloring books, sketching, observational drawing to then pursuing my career independently at the age of 24.
AOTCE: What type of art do you do? Representation, Abstract, Etc.
KRIS RHYMES: I'm now on Expressionism and Representation of us as a people.
AOTCE: What is your primary subject matter?
KRIS RHYMES: My subject matter for my next line of work is going into our value, self-worth, and purpose as people. I feel it’s an important time in society to address that, not only for myself but for us as people.
AOTCE: What is your medium of choice, and do you use more than one?
KRIS RHYMES: My medium is Chocolate Syrup... Yeah, I know ha-ha. I started off with that as my niche and soon started using Album Covers as my choice of medium. I'm now currently reintroducing back the chocolate medium with a fresh new twist and revamp
AOTCE: Do you create regularly? How often?
KRIS RHYMES: I create every day, whether that be Art, Barbering, Tattoos, etc. My mind is always at work creatively.
AOTCE: What is your motivation?
KRIS RHYMES: To challenge and inspire others to see and want more out of life.
AOTCE: Are you compelled to do this type of work? Is it work or expression?
KRIS RHYMES: It's both, more so expression; I'm enjoying this journey because its therapeutic and connects more to our lives as people.
AOTCE: What advice would you give someone who may be interested in doing the work you do?
KRIS RHYMES: Stay true, determined, dedicated, and consistent. Always keep that passion for what you do and believe in yourself for what you put out into the world.
AOTCE: Did you have a mentor or do you mentor others?
KRIS RHYMES: Not at this moment, I'm looking for mentors. I do look to mentor youth in the future though.
AOTCE: Do you have any art exhibits coming up?
KRIS RHYMES: My next Art series "Whatcanyacallit" will be Fall 2022. In the meantime, I'll be getting into the Art public and start doing Festivals, Pop Up Shows, Group Exhibitions, Etc.
AOTCE: Do you work from a studio?
KRIS RHYMES: My studio is my home as of now but soon will be looking to expand.
AOTCE: Where can your work be seen? Gallery or online presence?
KRIS RHYMES: Right now, I'm just in creation mode; soon I'll be back on the scene with new work to be shown. My online presence will mostly be on Instagram & Facebook, my website is currently being revamped krhymesartistry.com.
AOTCE: Are you affiliated with a Gallery?
KRIS RHYMES: Not at the moment.
AOTCE: Who are your greatest influences whether in the Arts or not?
KRIS RHYMES: My Great-grandparents, Mom, Salvador Dali, Chuck Close,
Dr. Eugene Grigsby, and Kanye West.
AOTCE: Do you have anything you would like to add to the interview?
KRIS RHYMES: No, just giving thanks, grateful to be part of the magazine.
AOTCE: Thank You for your participation!
KRIS RHYMES: Thank You for having me, I appreciate it!
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