San Francisco and STATUS have somethin’ in common: We both dig our Style Issue’s Mastermind Nicomi Nix Turner, her whispery graphite drawings, and all the mystery that come with the two.
Like any alchemist, Turner adds elements of nature and bits of abstraction to create images so compelling but very inspiring. We’re lucky we got her for an interview before San Francisco kept her swamped to mount the art exhibit at the new gallery, Modern Eden. It’ll be up until September 10, so drop by!
Your work is very organic, and you’ve mentioned that your upbringing in Southern Oregon has played a part in this. Where else do you get your inspiration from?
…Music definitely is a must, not for inspiration but just to get a good headspace going. I listen to a lot metal, post-punk and classical while I work—sometimes listening to the same band or song for a piece entirely. With each piece taking about a month to finish…I wear myself out on bands easily.
Do you feel like the periodic exposure and interaction with your audience online helps with your art production? In what ways?
…You wouldn’t find me adding “friends” to a Facebook, Myspace, or micro-blogging about my breakfast, but blogging has been a great way to expose the work I do to larger channels around the globe.
Not enough? Check out our Style Issue for the rest of the interview!-SEREENA
Interview by Carina, Photos courtesy of Nicomi Turner