q’s by Beata Kanter


Precursor To A New Dream


 

 

Beata Kanter: Close your eyes and imagine you have just unwrapped the most perfect gift. What is it?

 

Nkiruka Oparah: A piece of land, near an ocean.  It comes with a garden and a pile of books off of my to-read list.

 

 


Photoshop Me Good


 

 

BK: What is the significance of the faces in your art?

 

NO: I use my work to think about and explore black female subjectivity. I believe the faces are a symbol of memory as a psychological experience.

 

 


What Is A Person


 

 

BK: What is the relationship between static and moving images?

 

NO: Some of the ideas I want to express can be done with a suggestion of movement. Others really need to be animated or inhabit the gesture or movement I’m interested in.

 

 


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BK: Your work is made up of many elements. What is it like to piece them together?

 

NO: A lot of imagining, daydreaming, sifting through vague memories and images, frustration and intense but brief moments of satisfaction. Thinking with my hands and trusting my gut.

 

 


Untitled


 

 

 

BK: Last night, before you fell asleep, what was on your mind?

 

NO: I was thinking about memories of my childhood and adolescence, looking for objects that stood out. Objects that shaped my identity or gave me a sense of home.

 

 

 

 

 

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q’s by Beata Kanter


Precursor To A New Dream


 

 

Beata Kanter: Close your eyes and imagine you have just unwrapped the most perfect gift. What is it?

 

Nkiruka Oparah: A piece of land, near an ocean.  It comes with a garden and a pile of books off of my to-read list.

 

 


Photoshop Me Good


 

 

BK: What is the significance of the faces in your art?

 

NO: I use my work to think about and explore black female subjectivity. I believe the faces are a symbol of memory as a psychological experience.

 

 


What Is A Person


 

 

BK: What is the relationship between static and moving images?

 

NO: Some of the ideas I want to express can be done with a suggestion of movement. Others really need to be animated or inhabit the gesture or movement I’m interested in.

 

 


Untitled


 

 

BK: Your work is made up of many elements. What is it like to piece them together?

 

NO: A lot of imagining, daydreaming, sifting through vague memories and images, frustration and intense but brief moments of satisfaction. Thinking with my hands and trusting my gut.

 

 


Untitled


 

 

 

BK: Last night, before you fell asleep, what was on your mind?

 

NO: I was thinking about memories of my childhood and adolescence, looking for objects that stood out. Objects that shaped my identity or gave me a sense of home.

 

 

 

 

 

 for more on the Art Director, view her PORTFOLIO