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Grave is an artist living in New York City.

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GRAVE

YJ: What’s your current hustle?

GG: Art.

YJ: Has what you’re doing now been a life-long interest? 

GG: Life-long. When I began making art, I knew it was what I'd be doing for the rest of my life.

YJ: What’s the most memorable career advice you’ve received? 

GG: The improtance of experimenting and creating freely. Constraining but not restricting the chance of a happening. 

YJ: What’s been your biggest obstacle? 

GG: Storage. I believe bigger is better but have lost numerous amounts of works due to space. I hope to have a warehouse situation soon. 

YJ: If you could tell your younger self one thing about life, what would it be?

GG: To keep following the path you have taken. Because in life there are peaks and valleys and there's no escaping it. You gotta go through it, but with the foresight to see what’s coming up ahead. 

YJ: Where do you find inspiration, when needing it? 

GG: Inspiration is for amateurs. I get inspired the second I finish drinking my glass of water in the morning and step out of my house. I don’t have to look too hard since I’ve taken on this philosophy that everything around me can be inspirational. So as I scan the streets on my daily travels, I’ve developed a keen eye for what I consider inspiration. 

YJ: What's been the best moment in your career so far?

GG: Preparing for my debut solo show at ABXY gallery on January 16 “A Grave New World.”  It's the first chance I get to show my versatile body of work to an audience. 

YJ: What do you find different about your creative process that others in your field might not do? 

GG: The alchemy methods I use in the studio. Transforming nothing into something. 

YJ: What would you say to someone who may think that their talent is not an ideal career path? 

GG: Find a way to make it work. Got to be ready to risk it all.

YJ: What do you see the future holding? 

GG: The future is holding the most of what I can get out of it.

For more of Grave follow him here.

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