On art with humour + doodling more
Interview: Akim Jardine | Design: Keshia Chapman | Images: Supplied
“I drew this so drunk one night,” says the illustrator and photographer. He’s referring to his drawing of a spindly-legged cheetah that, by the looks of it, is sensually purring and slurring the words, “Hmmmm. I’m an animal.” Koos Groenewald’s playful style is a reminder that the best ideas come when you don’t take yourself too seriously. We’ve seen this in his approach to not only his art, but also his work with Jana Hamman of Jana + Koos, a creative studio that’s worked on some of the most innovative brand communications and brand identity strategies. Koos’ introgration (that’s introspection + interrogation, according to him) is here for your reading pleasure.
(Editor’s note: After giving us only five and moving on….)
6. Oh f*ck, I forgot an O. Daily occurrence.
“Take the eyes of your peers off of your back.” My friend said this to me once while I was working on an artist statement and it really helped to just get going, start working and get down to what needed to be done. Figure out what you want the work to be before worrying and becoming paralysed by what everyone else will think about it.