MOTHER’S MILK (2018- now). Ink on paper. 9” x 12”. Inspired by my Greek mother learning Farsi to communicate with my father’s family, while giving birth to 4 kids in Iran. #aphroditenavab#mothersmilk @aphroditenavab
starstruck is the first piece that I started for Undying Youth but it is not the true first piece for the body of work. Still, it was one of the first pieces I conceived and a driving force for the direction of the work. I was inspired by someone whose aesthetic I value. And although this piece considers the idea of how enamored we become with that endlessness of stardom it is also a response to that sort of grandeur. I’m not content to be filled by your stardust; I’m here to make some of my own too. It’s more than falling in love with the aspiration but being fueled by it and running headfirst towards it. I think it’s just another inherent illness we carry within us Undying Youth. And I absolutely love it. From the conceptual statement:
I’m starstruck. Thinking about that place you’re in sends me in a cloud. I’m grabbing on. I want some of that shimmer. That feeling of endlessness. I’m latching on to that crazy idea and chasing it across the sky.
I’m filed with that contagious smoke. I’m spinning faster and faster into the night sky. I’m starstruck because it means the world to me.
#Closeup of starstruck. #Chrilz#UndyingYouth#art#artist#contemporaryart#figure#line#model#face#drawing#pencil#color#coloredpencil#artofinstagram#concept#conceptualart#artcollector#artdealer#stars
So nice to receive the exhibition catalogue from the ‘Soleil chaud, Soleil tardif’ exhibition at the Foundation Vincent Van Gough in Arles, France. Featuring yours truly amongst Picasso, Calder and Van Gogh all on a Sun Ra flex 😱🌞🚀😍 what a honour!! The show continues to run till October @art_yard_records
If summer holidays brings you to the Netherlands 🇳🇱.. you should definitely pass by the famous castle in Zeist... there’s a nice summer exhibition... with my wonderful “Aphrodite”
Special thanks for the photograph @frankvandrielphotography