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 the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor for NAILED. She is originally from Detroit; she studied Psychology at Michigan State University, and later finished in Industrial Design with an Art Therapy minor at The College of Creative Studies. She lives and works in Portland with her husband and son. She is a visual artist, and musician under the name Lithopedion. Her self-titled EP was released in 2013.