Every once in a while, we meet certain artists who transcend a medium. Their voice, their expression and their identity is so unique and unmatched that we liken their name to the greats. Their message is consistent no matter what or where they create.
Kim is no different; painting, modeling, designing and constructing. A self titled eccentric creative, she has refined and balanced each one of these skill sets to compliment and build on each other. Kim has wholeheartedly embraced her true nature as a creative.
1. What is the earliest memory you have of yourself doing something creative?
When I was 6, I would cut and add glitter to my bobby jack tees.
2. What kind of creative work do you do?
Paint, model, construct garments and design.
3. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I’m a Colombian design student currently flowing through life and enjoying the wonders/beauty of it. For as long as I could remember I’ve always wanted to do everything I possibly could because I’ve always been interested in almost every profession/craft. I feel like I’m 5 different people put into one and I’m finally embracing my true nature.
4. How would you describe your specific style? What makes you unique?
I think my eccentricity is what sets me aside from others.
5. What has been some of the biggest influences and sources of inspiration in your work?
It depends on the work I’m doing, but most of the time the inspiration from my work derives from emotion. Other times, I usually draw inspiration from a thought or one of my favorite pieces of art or places.
6. Do you have any rituals to help you get the creative juices flowing?
Usually a thought will pop up in my head, but I have to dig deep in order to have a structure for it.
7. What have been some of your favorite projects you’ve worked on? Any current projects you’d like to mention?
A dress I designed and constructed a few months ago and a bag I also created have been some of my favorite works to date. I’m currently working on a painting and reconstructing a couch.
8. What are some of the best lessons you’ve learned while developing your craft? What valuable advice could you offer to other Creators like you?
Aesthetics are nice but they aren’t the core of your project, you should always try to go deeper than the surface.
9. Where can we find more of your work and follow your journey?
i’m still working on my portfolio, but you’ll be able to find some of my work on my instagram @bleujimi.