Just L is an artist with a flair for fashion and photography. He is always trying to find something new and interesting to get inspired by, which makes his artwork forever evolving. Using his artwork in your home adds an urban touch and a spark of color. See the full interview below.
Kess InHouse : Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get your start as an artist?
Just L : Born in Jersey, ran around the streets of Brooklyn and now reside in California. I’m very sarcastic, a kid at heart, I love people regardless if they love me back. Photography and Design is my passion and I like long walks on the beach. If you see me “swipe right”.
KIH: What is your first memory as an artist?
L : I used to re-draw sticker art and logos from my favorite skateboard brands when I was a kid. It didn’t make sense to why, but makes total sense now.
KIH: What is your creative process?
L : I feel like a creative process is something forcing me to be creative. So I really don’t have one. If it’s forced, it never comes out good.
KIH: What common threads do you find show up in your artwork?
L : I like to express and create emotion. Regardless of what I create you feel something. For the most part I try to incorporate some kind of awareness.
KIH: How did your relationship with Kess Inhouse begin?
L : My good friend Juan Paolo is a Kess Artist. He’s a big inspiration and this is the first I have contributed art towards home / lifestyle products. The great people at Kess showed me love and I believe in the company, products, and the awesome people behind it all.
KIH: What is your favorite piece? How did you develop the composition?
L : “Lux Writing” (LOVE in red). It’s a combination of my hand style lettering, major places that represent high fashion and design. We do what we need to do and at the end of the day, we do it because we “Love” to do it.
KIH: Why did you become an artist?
L : Art is all I know. It’s the one thing I can say I’m good at. You take it away from me and I don’t know how to do anything else, nor want to do anything else.
KIH: What inspires you?
L : People inspire me. I believe in the beautiful struggle. It pushes us all to either make it happen or flat out give up. It also helps us help others and defines who we are as humans.
KIH: What artists inspire you to create your artwork?
L : Juan Paolo, Keith Hering, Basquiat, Gordon Parks, Annie Leibovitz, Vivian Meyer, Banksy, Drew Strukna… The list goes on.
KIH: What are your top 5 favorite products offered by Kess Inhouse for your artwork?
L : Fleece blankets, Everything Bags, Shower curtains, Desk mats, Luggage Tags and Duvet Covers
KIH: Would you recommend Kess Inhouse to other artists?
L : I definitely would and I already have!
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