13 QUESTIONS

MISTER KAI

 

 

Who are you and where are you from?

Taipei, Taiwan

Can you tell us a little about your work and the reasons behind it?

I draw what I like when I’m not doing design work, design is for clients, art is only for myself.

How do you think your childhood impacted your style?

I really loved the sketch of Da Vinci when I first saw it as a child.

Can you tell us a bit about your workspace?

Please search Cook Design Taipei, 有料創意.

Do you listen to anything while you’re working, and if so, what?

I listen to all kinds of music, different music for different moods.

How do you approach the creative process? (Talk us through how you construct a piece? Do have a concrete idea of what it will look like before you get started? What type of reference do you use?)

Ideas just pop out by themselves, and then I find the reference on the web, finally I place things in where they should be.

When creating feels forced what do you do to get things flowing again?

I drink whisky.

What have been some of the greatest breakthroughs you’ve experienced within your learning as an artist? (Those moments that have opened up whole new creative avenues or that have led to you taking large leaps forward in your development?)

I studied industrial design in college, it really helps a lot, not just drawing, but also in making things that you can touch in reality.

What do you look for in art of others? What would you hope people look for in your work?

Passion.

Any artists (new or old) that have been inspiring you as of late?

Leonardo Da Vinci.

Are you ever satisfied with your work?

When I’m finished, until my next work.

What are some of your favourite places or things in Taiwan?

I like mountain climbing or camping.

What’s next?

I am drawing a series of tarot cards in the story of Divina Commedia.

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