Anniversary Interview: Tarek Shafagoj

Our re-interview series continues with Tarek Shafagoj, an artist we spoke with last year who had begun experiencing a creative renaissance at the start of the pandemic.

Click play to discover more about his journey – c’mon, you know you want to:

Here’s the full transcript:

How would you describe your artistic journey since our interview last year?

Last year I believe was the year for the artists, I feel we slowed down and had time to reflect. For me personally it had taken a more professional route, I feel my art reached a new level or recognition, I am currently exhibited at 5 galleries, signed on to produce artworks for a few hotels and now I feel more inspired to create than ever.

What have you been up to this year? Is there anything that you’ve achieved that your proudest of?

That would be for sure the Bella Hadid “ The Real Wonder Woman” artwork, it has been shared, recognized and challenged beyond my expectations.

My ultimate goal with any art piece is to create a debate, connect and build an aesthetic, and this artwork achieved all three.

What are your predictions for the indie artistic community for the upcoming year?

I feel for a while it has been an “Indie” era, as everyone can create, share and get recognized within seconds thanks to social media, rather than before where you had to push for doors to open.

Last year, you said that your goal for the year was “⁠I will hopefully be alive⁠⁠”. How are you feeling about things now?

Hehehe, has it been a year?! I guess I still have the same goal.

What’s your goal for 2022?

To take it one day at a time, and hopefully create more art that conveys a message, raises a debate and inspires people.

We’ve got more fun interviews coming up – stay tuned!

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