I’ve noticed on most media platforms, when it comes to street art for females, they have failed to discuss the UK even when we have prodigious talents such as Banksy, a well-known UK male graffiti artist. So, in that aspect…surely they should seek out the female artists as well? I’ve accepted the challenge myself to state a boundless individual, Kiranjeet Kaur, who grips others with her artwork. Her illustrations are enthralling, with the selected urban pieces such as Tupac striking out for me who I’m sure everyone can relate to even internationally.
Kiranjeet! How long have you been doing art for?
I have been into art my whole life, but wasn’t really sure where I was going with it until the end of my final year at Uni. I now specialise in producing hand painted art pieces and at the moment, I am focusing on celebrity culture as it’s a great way for people to connect with my work.
When was the first time you thought “I like art. I want to do that. This is my thing.”
I did art related courses from school, all the way up until Uni. It wasn’t always easy going down the art route because non-academic subjects aren’t really praised and encouraged. I started posting my work onto social networking when Uni was coming to end. That boosted my confidence loads because I realised people actually liked what I did and I’ve had a great response from it on networking sites such as Instagram.
Who/what inspires/motivates you to do the art that you do?
The first ever artist that was exposed to me was Vincent van Gogh when I was about 8 or 9. I used to keep a little drawing book and tried to copy his paintings. I am heavily inspired by Indian and Afro-Caribbean cultures, which is quite evident/noticeable from my use of colours and the genre of what I paint. I wasn’t always a very motivated person. I’d say my negative experiences have fuelled my ambition and makes me want to be the best that I can be.
What do you want from the future?
I aim to be a worldwide known artist and a successful business woman. It’s scary saying that, but I’ve been told to aim high. I am in the process of setting up my first e-commerce website, where people will be able to buy prints/posters of my artwork which will be released around March/April time. Keep a look out for it!
What is your opinion on Lions and Snakes Clothing?
I love it! A lot of my previous work is inspired by 80’s and 90’s hip hop culture, so it’s something I relate to.
You can find Kiranjeet’s work on Instagram & Facebook;