Place of birth: Los Angeles, CA
Black Cat: Hi Brian, thanks for taking the time to interview with us. How would you best describe yourself?
Brian Smith: Hi, and thanks for your interest. I'd probably have to say that I'm someone that likes to stay home, listen to music and paint a lot.
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Place of birth: Montenegro
BC: How would you like to introduce yourself to our public? Who is Zeljko Djurovic?
ZD: To say it in the simplest way, Zeljko Djurovic is a painter, the man who is in love with paintings and old masters, a man who believes that it is possible, even today, to make paintings which would outlast generations, a man who walks on the sunny side of the street, believes in art and builds his existence on art.
BC: What is your cultural and personal background? How did you start being involved with art, did you look for it or was it art to find you actually?
ZD: I firmly believe that art found me. In my earliest childhood I showed a certain tendency to creativity. I made my first toys myself. I made my first sculptures in sand on the Mediterranean beach of Ulcinj, Montenegro when I was a boy, and I was very miserable when waves destroyed them.
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Place of birth: Michigan City, Indiana
Black Cat:Hi Brett, introduce yourself to the xlegion’s readers…who is Brett Hess?
Brett Hess:This is something I ask myself on a daily basis….hmm…I am a visual joymaker, a painter of mischievous mayhem, and quite the madcap.
B.H.:Picked up pencil at age 3 and started drawing, this is still ongoing, so I guess that is background and foreground. I took every art class I could throughout high school which made it almost tolerable.
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Place of birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Black Cat: Who or what sparked your interest in photography?
Brooke Shaden: When I graduated college in 2008 with degrees in Film and English, I found myself with free time for the first time in years. I decided to pick up my still camera because I had so many ideas of things to create but the filmmaking process was too slow, and writing was not visual enough. I never had a real interest in photography as a medium, but instead in somehow getting my ideas out into physical form.
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BC: When did you first start making art? Tell us about you and your personality…
Mr. B: . I have been making art as long as I can remember, to tell you the truth. Of course, it wasn't anything too serious at first...mostly consisting of coloring contests and boredom induced doodles on homework assignments and such. Only until recent years, I began to give my art meaning...something to think about. Initially, my work was motivated by my indiscriminate hate for just about everything and everyone.....but in more recent moments, I have sharpened my aim to all of the very elements that fuel my hate in the first place. This creative process is exclusive to my work that is perceived as "dark"...though I have certainly painted a pissed off still life here and there.
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Black Cat: Hi Aunia, thanks for taking the time out for the interview…
I love your work and I know that you are self-taught artist that creates hybrid visual compositions that involve costumery, photography, painting and digital collage techniques. Can you tell me something more about your process of creation? ..and in which way did you improve your skills?
Aunia Kahn: You are welcome, thank you. Like many other artists, I had been doing some form of creation since I was very young. I loved to paint, write songs, make elaborate tree forts,
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