We had the opportunity to interview Sydney based artist, Shereen Yap, about her work. Her art is beautiful and playful yet intense and powerful. She is both an artist and writer.
What inspires you to create?
It can be anything! Conversations, observations! I often incorporate a recurring theme of beauty within the midst of chaos. One of my favorite subjects are bears. When I was a child, I used to visit the zoo and Grizzly bears all the time. I found it interesting to watch them in their environment, often with their backs to the viewer. This comes through in a lot of my work. Their emotions are often concealed in their face.
What techniques do you use to create your work?
I prefer not to be bound by any technique. I incorporate mixed media such as acrylics, ink, collage into my works. I also paint, sculpt, collage and write poems that incorporate my artwork.
What are your plans for the future?
I'm finishing up my first book of poems soon to be released called "C H A R L I E". I'm also continuing to explore new mediums and colors and finding new ways to express myself.