Artist Feature: Caratoes

Editor Shenyah Webb, Art, October 15th, 2014

"...reverberated eyes pulled me into their universes."

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When I first discovered the works of Caratoes I was extra excited by her consistent use of a bright pallet. Her figures painted with reverberated eyes pulled me into their universes. The staggering parts of these characters tend to trick the viewers mind, as it tries to meld the doubles into one. The art of Illusion. Although her characters are completely made up, they somehow encompass a life all their own, seeming lifelike as they interact with the urban environments they live in.

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caratoes street artist nailed magazineCaratoes is an emerging artist originally from Belgium and currently lives and works in Hong Kong. She has an educational background in Biochemistry and Game Design. Upon completion of her education, she moved to Amsterdam to work for a post production house and later at the award-winning ad agency, Wieden & Kennedy. She has also been commissioned by clients Nike, Kangol, Coach, and Absolut Vodka. She most recently finished painting the new Facebook office in Hong Kong and a commissioned piece in the Art restaurant Bibo, where her art is featured alongside Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Banksy, among others.

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Shenyah Webb

Shenyah Webb is a Portland-based visual artist and musician. She has been with NAILED Magazine since its inception in 2012 and has served as the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor since its launch in 2013. A Detroit native, she attended The College for Creative Studies, where she focused on Fine Art and Industrial Design. She is currently enrolled in a Somatic Expressive Arts Education and Therapy training program, studying under Lanie Bergin. You can learn more about Shenyah here. (Shenyah.com)