A meeting with Carl Kenz

What achievement makes you the most proud ?

To be able to do what i love, paint n create and make a living out of my art, imaginations and ideas.


Favourite Dutch food ( if you know anything of course ) ?

Now you got me on this question, does “i like your waffles” count?!



From who did you learned the most ?

The beautiful struggle called life!


What do you really love ?

I am pretty much addicted to paint and create stuff. so i guess that’s it!



Which museum you like to curate for 1 exhibition ?



With who would you like to do a collaboration ?

Tough question, there are so many great and talented artists out there. But if i have to drop some names it’ll be Nychos, Jeff Soto, Kaws, Jeremy Fish, and the mastermind himself Ron English for sure.



What is your biggest disappointment ?

If things doesn’t work out the way i imagined it. That’s the tricky (sometimes fun, sometimes pain in the ass) part.


Which exhibition that you have seen, inspired you the most ?

If i would have seen a H.R.Giger exhibition, i guess it would be him!



Who would you like to be for 1 day ?

I am kool with who i am, so i would be me. may be a invisible version of me. That would be fun…


Rembrandt or Mondriaan and why ?

Mos definitely Rembrandt! He had great compositions and awesome depth in his works. It’s just more the kind of art i am into and interested in. I like to figure out the ways the old masters built up their works… there is a lot to discover.




What is your best quality ?

Being late with some things sometimes but still always on time! I also think a lot about what i do, question things, and rethink after, i am a very self-critical person, but don’t know if this is a quality, is it?!


Favourite Song ?

Tough one, but i think i got to go with a all time classic, “Nas – Nas Is Like”



Do you have a (strange) ritual ?

Well, i don’t like even numbers, i just don’t like that simulated harmony which comes around with it but really isn’t, in my opinion. so i always try to do and paint everything in uneven numbers, which i also do unconsciously. Sometimes I wonder about myself or the outcome, sometimes i just count to make it happen that way.


When is the last time you had to cry ?

When my grandma passed away, she was a very special person to me!



Favourite movie

Sweet Dreams (a old school german graffiti movie, watched this one at least 1218 times), Dirty Hands, Writers, Unlike U,…


What is your goal for this year ?

Stay healthy, being able to continue traveling, paint as much as i can, work on new Canvasses and Sculptures, meet new people, and to have a great colorful end of the year in India…



Peace and you enjoy your day!






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