Yenty Jap is known for using profound color and intricate pattern design. Her artwork inspired by Orchids are detailed with crosshatching and seamless pattern composition. Find out more with our exclusive interview with her below.
Kess InHouse : Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get your start as an artist?
Yenty Jap : I love to create things since I was small and do quite well in art and craft class.
KIH : What is your first memory as an artist?
YJ : I draw on the wall in my bedroom when I was a little kid.
KIH : What is your creative process?
YJ : I tried to have/create a purpose every time I create something, with the purpose, I create a story and draw it out, often enough things will just flow into the artwork.
KIH : What is your favorite part of the creative process?
YJ : My favourite part was when I create artwork that tells story. When that happened, that moment when I was drawing, I could hear the little voice trying to add her favourite wave, favourite birds, favourite things here and there. I love it when the work creates feeling beside just looking beautiful.
KIH : How did your relationship with Kess Inhouse begin?
YJ : I really wanted to see my work applied to products and Kess Inhouse provided the platform for a good amount of products. So I approach them for the opportunity to contribute my work and it all works out well.
KIH : What is your favorite piece? How did you develop the composition?
YJ : My favourite piece is Orchids festival, my mom loves orchards and have our garden full with them and I am attracted with their unique look. With this piece, I started with some sketches of orchids and add other elements like the leafs and texture, execute them in illustrator and tried out several composition to see how they look as seamless pattern and then choose the best one.
KIH : What is your work space like?
YJ : I moved from one country to another, from one bedroom to the other, what did not change is that my work space is always in my bedroom, so I tried to be organize where it will be comfortable for me to work in for long hours.
KIH : What was it like to see your art on Kess Inhouse products for the first time?
YJ : It feels really good, all the hard work is worth it, especially knowing someone somewhere in the world start using it.
KIH : What artists inspire you to create your artwork?
YJ : It is always Norman Rockwell, the feeling that came out of his work are golden.
KIH : Would you recommend Kess Inhouse to other artists?
YJ : Yes, I definitely would.
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