For THE SOAK UP episode 8 from Venus & the Cat we caught up with our very own collaborator Katrina Russell Adams in her own South London studio. Katrina is a lot of fun to discuss art with, hugely engaging, brutally honest and a real breath of fresh air. Our interview comes in four snackable chapters.
Who is Katrina Russell Adams?
Katrina Russell-Adams is a mixed-media abstract visual artist whose practice is deeply informed by the joyful clash of diversity, shapes, the people and places in her surroundings and the key stories behind the subject of her work.
What is Katrina Russell Adams known for?
Her bold work has flourished across both the streets and galleries of London, commanding both private and public exhibitions and commissions of her dynamic prints, murals, installations and sculpture from the likes of Adidas and Urban Outfitters.
Where can I buy artwork by Katrina Russell Adams?
You can find available work by Katrina Russell Adams at her website shop here
The Katrina Russell Adams interview: THE SOAK UP #8:
THE SOAK UP Episode 8.1 with Katrina Russell Adams. We talk about setting up shop, Only Fans subscriptions, Instagram algorithms, being seen and valued and branding yourself as an artist, becoming 'legitimate', KAWS dolls and perceived value and finding value in art ownership.
In THE SOAK UP Episode 8.2 with Katrina Russell Adams we discuss losing motivation, becoming a professional artist, self doubt and mental health challenges, slowing down and giving yourself space, the artist behind the work and finding those layers of meaning in the work by understanding the artist, their moods, emotions and influence.
In THE SOAK UP Episode 8.3 with Katrina Russell Adams we discuss composition and materials, the process and formulation of an idea, design vs experimentation, being shit at drawing, the recognition and appreciation of the thought process and meaning, matters of taste and Katrina's evolving styles.
In THE SOAK UP Episode 8.4 with Katrina Russell Adams we talk about school art, advice, being a stoic hippy, public sculpture and artistic dreams, symbolism in work and what Katrina would tell the world if she had 30 seconds.
Shop the Katrina Russell Adams collection here
And you can find Katrina on Insta here