22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

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Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

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Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

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Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

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Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.39.56.png

What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.35.27.png

Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

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Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.37.29.png

Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

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Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.39.56.png

What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.35.27.png

Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.36.19.png

Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.37.29.png

Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

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Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.39.56.png

What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.35.27.png

Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.36.19.png

Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.37.29.png

Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

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Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.39.56.png

What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.35.27.png

Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.36.19.png

Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.37.29.png

Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.38.13.png

Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.39.56.png

What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.35.27.png

Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.36.19.png

Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.37.29.png

Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

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Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

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What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

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22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

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Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

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Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

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Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

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Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.39.56.png

What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

Thanks for reading
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22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

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Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.36.19.png

Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.37.29.png

Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

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Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.39.56.png

What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.35.27.png

Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.36.19.png

Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.37.29.png

Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.38.13.png

Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.39.56.png

What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
22/07/2019
Artist Interview
Lucy Strange
Artist Interview: Chloe Bennett (aka Yeah Yeah Chloe)

Introducing Chloe Bennett, knows as Yeah Yeah Chloe, an artist based in Queensland, Australia. Keep reading to see what Chloe has to say about her art.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.35.27.png

Could you please tell me about your background?

I started out studying Visual Arts at Uni after school because I didn’t have any idea on what I wanted to do and I ended up majoring in Sculpture and 3D based mediums. I was a High School Teacher for a hot minute – but I got out of that ‘cause I got tired of crying in my storeroom. At the moment I'm just taking some time to work on my art and figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. If anyone has any suggestions – hit me up.

How did you begin your career as an artist?

I don’t even know hey – it wasn’t this like huge intentional thing. When I finished my Arts degree I was sick of being broke so I did my teaching degree, and so when started teaching full time it kinda consumed everything and I wasn’t spending any time creating which was pretty depressing. That’s is why I originally started my Instagram page to act as an online art diary and kind of keep myself accountable and it kinda just built from there.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.36.19.png

Can you tell me about the media you work across and the processes involved in making your work?

Originally, I started mainly working with digital – so the process was drawing it out and then tracing it on my computer. I really missed the hands on aspect of creating something physical though and thats when I started to play around with painting. It was a bit of a shit show to start but I was introduced to the work of Michael Craig Martin because someone called me a shitty-er version of him in my comments and I was like hey - yeah I would love to be the shitty version of him. So I researched into his processes and adapted them to suit me. So now I kind move more between the two. I also just invested in an iPad pro so I’m experimenting with that at the moment which is a bit of fun.

We love the use of clean colours and bold lines in your work, how has your style developed over time?

Ah thanks! It’s funny my personal aesthetic is super monochrome naturally but visually, there were just some colours that I really enjoyed looking at together. They gave me joy and I like playing with that. I think people think that the heavy use of pink was like this ‘femme’ statement which I guess it could be, but I just like it aesthetically - I think it kind of makes every colour look better which is why it features pretty heavily in my work. I generally stick to a pretty uniform palette but over time that has extended, my colours altered slightly and have got bolder and my lines have got thicker.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.37.29.png

Could you please tell us about the subject matter of your work? We noticed a recurring and slightly surreal use of legs, middle fingers and bones, where does that come from?

Objects and things have always intrigued me all through my practice. I like to play around with the physicality of them – looking at how I can manipulate them and represent them with this ‘living’ aspect because I feel like objects have this living quality in how we remember them and associate memories with them. Early in my practice I liked to play around with how I could kind of ‘seamlessly’ incorporate these human qualities in inanimate objects adding teeth, legs etc. It’s kinda moved a bit away from that at the moment because I think I go through seasons, but I still like experimenting with that and the theme is still very much a strong part of my practice.

Do current events have an influence on your work? We see that comments by Donald Trump have had somewhat of an impact!

I mean Donald Trump is an assface. His comments and that whole situation was/is messed up and I was so shocked at everything that was happening in the US which is where that came from, and at the time my art was a way for me to express that. So yeah, current events definitely have an influence. Do I focus on every event/issue that pisses me off – nah, there is so much fucked up shit happening at the moment sometimes I just use it as an outlet for me to focus on something more positive. I think that the little connections we can make with each other are also what help us keep our humanity too. The themes in my work are always growing and evolving as I absorb the world around me, so I think that it’s a natural reflection of time and place and also a reflection of what I personally need/want to create at the time.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.38.13.png

Could you please tell us a bit about the collaborations you have previously done?

I have been really lucky to work with some cool brands – recently I got to work with Postmates on a Giphy Sticker release, and in the past I have got to work on projects with Nike, Standard Hotels, Transavia which was pretty wild – especially given I am just some small town girl that was living in a tiny country-ass town for some of them. Some of my favourite collaborations are working with other artists just for the fun of it though – sharing ideas, reinterpreting artworks in each others style – they make me feel like I am part of a community.

Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike
Yeah Yeah Chloe for Nike

Are there any upcoming projects or exhibitions we should look out for?

I have a few exciting projects in the works – nothing I am able to spill too much about at the moment but I can hint at some possible clothing releases and definitely more paintings!

Do you have any advice for others starting off in the industry?

Um….I mean the advice that I would give is the advice I give myself and that’s just don’t get too caught up in creating something for an audience. Create what you want to create because you like it and you think it should exist in the world. Oh and be disciplined in your practice.

Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 14.39.56.png

What is the best way for fans to follow you and your work?

Hit up my IG @yeahyeahchloe and slide into my DMs.

Visit Chloe's website here.

Thanks for reading
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