J, a nonbinary artist, merges Eastern origins with Western experiences, blending fashion and digital art to craft unique self-representative creations.
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Beijing to America: An Artist’s Journey
Born and raised in Beijing, J represents a fusion of the East and the West, blending the values and aesthetics of both worlds.
Having moved to the US a decade ago, J has experienced a continuous evolution of thought.
“My worldview is frequently challenged and always changing,” J expresses. However, despite the ever-evolving surroundings, J remains tethered to their origins. “I never forget my roots and look back at the life I had before.”
The Love for Fashion and Its Influence
Before delving into 3D digital art, J immersed themselves in fashion.
They recall, “I am into the 90s and ’00s Japanese fashion, cyber Goth, punk Goth, Harajuku, Gothic Lolita style, and a big fan of vintage rave wear that is very retro-futuristic.”
Even though J no longer creates clothing, their love for fashion remains undiminished, and it shines through their digital creations.
Expressing Multiple Identities Through Art
An essential element in J’s art is self-representation.
They explain, “All the characters I have created resemble me. I think of them as different versions of me or my personalities.” This sentiment is encapsulated in a quote by J that captures the essence of their aspiration, “I always wanted to look like an anime character.”
However, beyond just representation, J’s art serves as a medium for them to radiate positivity.
They express, “I love spreading positive energy and love while showing the world that side of me through my work.”
In an era where stories and identities often get lost in translation, artists like J continue to weave together the threads of different cultures, presenting them in a beautiful tapestry that tells a unique and inspiring story.