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|“My paintings are inspired by dreams, the mysteries of the
|New Zealand Artist Jinx in The Sky
Presented By Kaliopy
or elements of everyday emotions that are easier painted than
expressed through words.
I like to use symbols and metaphors as they are present in our
dreams, disguising the wonderful
and the terrible, the fears, wishes and hopes, puzzling the
dreamer upon awaking.”
Kaliopy: What inspires you and your
Jinx: Mostly dreams, the mysteries of
the unconscious mind or elements of
everyday emotions that are easier
painted than expressed through
I like to use symbols and metaphors
as they are present in our dreams,
disguising the wonderful and the
terrible, the fears, wishes and hopes,
puzzling the dreamer upon awaking.
Kaliopy: How has you and your work
evolved in the last 2 years?
Jinx: Apart from getting better at what I do
the biggest change would be that I’ve
switched from watercolour and coloured
pencils to using acrylics. They give me
more freedom to be precise with my work.
I can paint over a layer again and again
whereas with watercolours it would often
dissolve bottom layers. I still enjoy using
watercolous for small illustrations like the
ones I did for my book “The Eternity
beneath the Bathtub” which I published last
year. Here are some example pages from
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Kaliopy: What other creative mediums
get your creative juices flowing the
most? (ie:music etc..)
Jinx: Music sometimes helps me to
start painting on a day where I don’t
feel very motivated. Also some songs
occasionally inspire whole paintings.
My painting “Alpha male” was inspired
by the same-titled song by Royksopp.
At the start and the ending the song has
this haunting flute melody during which
a picture of Jesus walking through the
fog, halo and all, comes to my mind,
which inspired the whole feel of the
Kaliopy: Are your works about your personal
Jinx: Often they are, yes. Sometimes the girls
represent me, sometimes they represent people I
know. People can interpret a lot into my paintings
and I don’t mind. In fact I find it interesting, because
often the things that the viewer sees in a painting
reflect back onto their own lifes, rather than on what
the painter was thinking.
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Kaliopy: What is the most favourable
mediums you like to work with?
Jinx: Acrylics, for the reasons mentioned
above, but also watercolour. I like them
both. It’s nice to switch between 2 styles.
One being more precise, the other more
free and flowing.
Kaliopy: What’s your worst or best
experience with art?
Jinx: Best expieriences for me are
actually when I see myself getting
better and improving with each
painting and therefore being able to
really paint my visions as I imagine
them. Theres a lot of things I want to
paint in the future but I’m just
getting there at the moment, training
Kaliopy: Lastly, Do you have any
Jinx: Yes, my next solo show
“Through diamond eyes” is from
13th – 29th of May at Manky Chops
Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand.
It’s a really cool gallery and there
have been a lot of talented people
exhibiting in that space and I’m
proud to be showing there too