Artist Jan Kiko

Artist Jan Kiko and Artist Eric Raush,Urban Scrawl 2019
Artist Jan Kiko and Artist Eric Raush,Urban Scrawl 2019

Tell me about your piece today and art in general.

This is our fourth year doing Urban Scrawl. We are married in real life, so we are stuck together until we die. He is a ceramicist and clay artist. I am a painter and art teacher. This piece is about the hope of the future in a cool kid that is a teen ager now. She is going to have to save the world because everyone else is too old to do it. It is based on a student I have, whose nickname is Chicken. She has the best attitude about life.

Looks like you have some layers going on.

We are trying to do textural stuff, for example, layers on layers. We both traveled to Cuba this Spring. That is all about layers and decay. We are adding that in as influence. We are going to paint her on top of it. The stuff coming out of her head phones are going to be more design and more color.

Artist Jan Kiko, Urban Scrawl 2019
Artist Jan Kiko, Urban Scrawl 2019