Georgia | United States
I am Kyle Kizziah and I am a studio artist.
What is your most sentimental possession?
My memory- memories of experiences, love, loss, and curiosity.
What do you admire most about your art?
I love the beauty of the silent history behind an object. I carry this experience in my work while presenting my art mostly in black and white. There is something about black and white that strips away all the distractions, presenting to the viewer an open canvas to fill with their own purpose and meaning.
White, the achromatic color. I guess you could say that I don’t have one, or I have them all – the sum of all the colors of light creates what we see as white.
What do you think the biggest problem your generation faces?
Basing self worth on a number. Success should not be measured by a number. We will not find it in the counting of letters in our inbox, or likes on an Instagram post. We are made to believe that we are packaged this way – but seeing is not always being. And that is good news, because we are much more than what meets the eye. Stop counting and start creating.
How do you overcome your fears?
Adapting and change. What good would fear be if it did not instill it? And what good would I be if I were not susceptible? Fear drives change, and change drives adaptation. I do not regret fear, as it has pushed me to create beautiful things that I would have never made without it. On the other hand, I do not welcome fear, but allowing it into my life is a risk I am willing to take.
Exposing complexities through wisdom and finesse. Having subtlety, but bold in its design. A distinction, but underestimated.