In the 16th edition of Hey Ants Creative Diaries, we have a chat with PichiAvo — a street artist duo from Valencia, Spain, who are recognised for creating connections between painting and sculpture in urban settings.

1. Could you tell us who you are, what do you do, and how you got started in the urban art scene?

We are the PichiAvo duo. We are visual artists based in Valencia. We started in the world of urban art by pure spontaneity and contained creativity. …

In the 15th edition of Hey Ants Creative Diaries, we had a chat with Kaja Merle, an illustration artist from Germany, who has a passion for creating smooth shapes, energetic characters and combining them with a bold colour palette.

1. Could you tell us who you are, what you do, and how you started doing art?

Hi there, I’m Kaja Merle and I am an illustrator artist from Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

I use bold colours and shapes to illustrate character and scenes. …

In the 14th edition of our Creative Diaries interview series, we meet Nychos, a California-based artist, whose motto is to “do your thing; trust your passion”.

1.Could you tell us who you are, what you do, and how did you get started in the urban art scene?

My name is Nychos, I’m an artist and I guess I found myself in the urban art scene. My original plan as a kid was to become a character designer — but the Universe had a slightly different plan concerning my career. It introduced me to Graffiti. The spray can quickly turned out…

In the 13th edition of Hey Ants Creative Diaries, we had a chat with René Mantilla, a Creative Director, Stylist and Fashion Designer based in NYC.

  1. What do you design or create and what motivates you?

I design and make Chapeaux (French translation for Hats). I am motivated to change the culture of the Chapeaux. Making original designs that are rich in color, vibrant in culture & luxury.

Hat by René Mantilla, Model: Bryan Arauz, Photographer: Dayo, Ecuador

2. What is the biggest mistake you’ve ever made while working on a piece?

I wouldn’t say it was mistake, it was an experience. At times the mistake can actually work in…

In the twelfth edition of Hey Ants Creative Diaries, we had a chat with Wei Ding, a photographer based in Shanghai, China, who is known for his peculiar way of mixing food and cigarettes in his photos.

1. Could you tell us who you are, what you do, and how did you get started doing photography?

My name is Wei Ding, I am a photographer based in Shanghai, China. I started photography about 2 years ago when I just moved back to Shanghai. …

In the eleventh edition of Hey Ants Creative Diaries, we had a chat with Trasher, a visual artist, and illustrator from México city, who has showcased his work in many public spaces in Mexico and abroad.

1. Could you tell us who you are, what you do, and how did you get started doing art?

My name is Eduardo Bastida, better known as Trasher. I am originally from Mexico City, where I currently live, I have a degree in visual arts at the FAD School of Arts and Design at UNAM Mexico, I have been working in art for about…

In the tenth edition of Hey Ants Creative Diaries, we had a chat with Luis Rivas, a typographic artist from Colombia, who showed us his passion for the lettering art.

1. Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Luis Rivas, I was born and raised in the city of Medellin, Colombia. My parents are from Choco, Colombia. They were warriors and entrepreneurs who one day decided to come to this city and look for a better way to live.

My heritage is African, my roots and my passion are reflected in my desire to get ahead…

In the 9th edition of Hey Ants Creative Diaries, we had a chat with Dulk, an all-purpose artist from Spain, Who through his naturalistic worlds shows a tragi-comic and surrealistic themed landscape full of details, sometimes real sometimes fiction but always inviting us to dive on them.

‘’I try to capture the viewer with a nice palette in sight and then immerse him in a tragic realism hidden in an ideal world.’’

1. How did you start your artistic career?

Since I was a child I remember myself drawing and painting, but my first interest in art as properly said…

In the eighth edition of Hey Ants Creative Diaries, we had a chat with Takeshi Harikai, a Japanese artist who showed us his unique view of the world through his drawings.

Takeshi Harikai was born in Tokyo in 1988. Enthusiastic about drawing and handcraft since childhood, he won a couple of competitions when he was an architecture student. Graduated from Tokyo University of science. He has been working in an architecture office in Dubai since 2012, also doing creative activities such as drawing and making clothes in his free time.

1. What inspires you?

There is no particular element, sometimes…

In the seventh edition of Hey Ants Creative Diaries, Darren Haynes meets Rochelle McConnachie, a self-taught Scottish artist, who specialises in acrylics and watercolours.

Rochelle cites Edward Wesson and Edward Seago as influences and her own paintings of Silver Birch trees and landscapes, inspired by the local countryside of the Upper Tay Valley, have proven popular with art lovers around the world.

1. Why did you start making art?

I have always been interested in painting and drawing and have doodled for many years. …

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