We recently sat down with Aeronsyn-Lex Mestrovic to learn more about his #LivingPaintings art pieces, and how he hydrates his everyday.
Tell us about yourself (name, what you do, what work you specialize in, what you're currently working on, what you're passionate about, etc.)
My name is Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic. I'm an Artist living and working in both New York and Tokyo. I work across a variety of genres, but my focus is in Fine Art and Fashion. I've recently exhibited at The MoMA, done installations for SCOPE and Miami Art Basel and I'm currently working on designing a collection for a Japanese Womenswear brand which I'll be launching at Tokyo Fashion week later in the year. I've also just returned from The White House where I was invited by Obama's administration as an Art Emissary and now I'm looking to develop some educational programs highlighting the creative relationships that exist between The US and Japan.
Tell us about this piece (what inspired it? how did you create it? why did you pick the color that you did?)
The work is of a very gestural and fluid nature. This piece is a part of my #LivingPaintings series which debuted at The MoMA last year for Armory Arts Week.
These pieces are very natural and spontaneous in nature. They are about controlling the uncontrollable. They in essence become an interpretation of a letter, of a word or perhaps emotion at times. They are at once performative and also representational ( in an abstract sense.) I chose this piece for the SOMA series as I felt it communicated an idealized sense of fluid and water.
What does water mean to you?
Water is Life.
How do you use water?
Interestingly, I use water very much in my paintings. It is an equal part to my chosen medium, Ink. Water is used to bring the ink to life and there's a beautiful symbiosis that exists there. It is this convergence of this dense, charred organic matter that is SUMI Ink with water that allows the painting to occur. One cannot exist without the other.
How many glasses of water do you drink a day?
I drink lots of things ( to be honest ;) but I easily down 7-8 glasses a day if not more :)
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