“The first thing I care about when I make art works, is that the act of producing the work, has to be fun for me.”
Who is TWOONE?
Hiroyasu Tsuri (釣 博泰 Tsuri Hiroyasu, Born 26 February 1985 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese contemporary artist whose work stands out for its embodiment of hybridity.
It blurs polarities such as East and West, studio practice and street art, representation and abstraction. He is also well known as TWOONE for his large-scale mural works around the world.
What makes your practice and style disruptive?
I let my work describe that.
What industry pioneers paved the way for your practice?
I guess pioneers from Art, music, science, literature, philosophy inspire me. And I can see the way they have paved it, but I would rather work from the paved way and play in the wild.
"When the creator can have fun while they make their work, I think it comes through in their work."
How do you think your work connects with people and communities?
The first thing that I care when I make art works, is that the act of producing the work has to be fun for me.
This sometimes means energetic body movement, new experiments in techniques or materials - not knowing the end result and collaboration with others.
When the creator can have fun while they make their work, I think it comes through in their work.
I believe some people can connect and channel that joy in the work.
What works are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of the latest finished work. It's on the very last stage of the process.
All interviews are directly penned by the disrupters.
Edited by Maria Micu