Cambodia, Street Artist
Based in Phnom Penh, Chifumi Krohom is a French street artist whose murals usually feature his signature motif of hands. He focuses on urban aesthetics, creating large-scale interventions in public spaces, often inspired by traditional Khmer patterns.
In this series of digital stickers, the artist experimented with the cultural confrontation of retro pop culture from the US, with the golden age of Cambodia in the ’60s.
The artist overcomes creative blocks by looking closely at the elements around him, and seeing them from different angles.
He finds the same depth, humour and emotions in both fashion and art, making them both closely connected, and each inspiring the other.
United Kingdom, Creative Generalist
Meriç Canatan is a London-based creative whose work includes apparel design, collage and illustration. Originally from Turkey, she is inspired by the diversity of her nativity, and her distinct and rich culture. She creates original images by mixing old and new, mainly inspired by the human form and geometric shapes.
Meriç is inspired by postmodern artists, naming David Hockey, Francis Bacon and Ed Ruscha as some of her favourites.
Taking a freehand approach to creation, Meriç begins by working on a main image before thinking of a concept, allowing for an open mind in the creative process.
Meriç embraces creative blocks by seeing new perspectives through her work in progress, finding inspiration in the process and allowing ideas to develop organically.
Her works have been featured in Vogue Turkey, Elle Turkey, as well as L’Officiel Hommes Turkey.
United States, Art Maker/Photographer
Savana Ogburn is an avid art-maker, photo-taker and zine creator. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, the artist tells surrealist stories with her art.
Savana’s obsession with technicolour hues is apparent through her creations that paint a picture of a psychedelic rainbow world.
Undeniable quirky with a colourful personality, Savana’s artwork stands out with her unique millennial zine aesthetic.
The artist is constantly inspired, overcoming creative blocks by creating visual moodboards and drawing inspiration from postmodern artists such as Andy Warhol.
Her bright and surreal works have been featured in Refinery29, Nylon, as well as Rookie Mag.