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Through Diamond Eyes
“My paintings are inspired by dreams, the mysteries of the
unconscious mind"
New Zealand Artist Jinx in The Sky
Presented By Kaliopy
or elements of everyday emotions that are easier painted than
expressed through words.

I like to use symbols and metaphors as they are present in our
dreams, disguising the wonderful

and the terrible, the fears, wishes and hopes, puzzling the
dreamer upon awaking.”
Kaliopy: What inspires you and your
work?

Jinx: Mostly dreams, the mysteries of
the unconscious mind or elements of
everyday emotions that are easier
painted than expressed through
words.
I like to use symbols and metaphors
as they are present in our dreams,
disguising the wonderful and the
terrible, the fears, wishes and hopes,
puzzling the dreamer upon awaking.
Kaliopy: How has you and your work
evolved in the last 2 years?

Jinx:  Apart from getting better at what I do
the biggest change would be that I’ve
switched from watercolour and coloured
pencils to using acrylics. They give me
more freedom to be precise with my work.
I can paint over a layer again and again
whereas with watercolours it would often
dissolve bottom layers. I still enjoy using
watercolous for small illustrations like the
ones I did for my book “The Eternity
beneath the Bathtub” which I published last
year. Here are some example pages from
it:
http://diamondsoul.synthasite.com/book.php
You Dont Live Here Anymore
Dream Of Falling
Take  a Break and Listen to The Grass Growintg
Kaliopy: What other creative mediums
get your creative juices flowing the
most? (ie:music etc..)

Jinx: Music sometimes helps me to
start painting on a day where I don’t
feel very motivated. Also some songs
occasionally inspire whole paintings.
My painting “Alpha male” was inspired
by the same-titled song by Royksopp.
At the start and the ending the song has
this haunting flute melody during which
a picture of Jesus walking through the
fog, halo and all, comes to my mind,
which inspired the whole feel of the
painting.
Mother
Kaliopy: Are your works about your personal
experiences?

Jinx: Often they are, yes. Sometimes the girls
represent me, sometimes they represent people I
know. People can interpret a lot into my paintings
and I don’t mind. In fact I find it interesting, because
often the things that the viewer sees in a painting
reflect back onto their own lifes, rather than on what
the painter was thinking.
I Want to Forgive -  I Want to Be Forgiven
Kaliopy: What is the most favourable
mediums you like to work with?

Jinx: Acrylics, for the reasons mentioned
above, but also watercolour. I like them
both. It’s nice to switch between 2 styles.
One being more precise, the other more
free and flowing.
Kaliopy: What’s your worst or best
experience with art?

Jinx: Best expieriences for me are
actually when I see myself getting
better and improving with each
painting and therefore being able to
really paint my visions as I imagine
them. Theres a lot of things I want to
paint in the future but I’m just
getting there at the moment, training
my abilities.

Kaliopy: Lastly, Do you have any
upcoming exhibits?

Jinx: Yes, my next solo show
“Through diamond eyes” is from
13th – 29th of May at Manky Chops
Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand.
It’s a really cool gallery and there
have been a lot of talented people
exhibiting in that space and I’m
proud to be showing there too
Im With You