"Lavender" is surrounded by the same mythos of self-doubt and internalized homophobia that surrounds "Fault," only "Lavender" is more personal and within the context of my current relationship with Christian Burke — my lover and my costar in the video. I became inspired by his struggle.
Jonas Wood has an incredible ability to transform his life onto a canvas. The Los Angeles-based painter brings his surroundings — whether that be sports he is watching on TV, old family photographs, or interiors — into beautiful, vibrantly colored paintings.
We caught up with Stephen Carballo, who told us about his first sketchy tattoo at 15, how he differentiates himself in an over-saturated art market, and why just being creative in general is integral to who he is.
Sitting at Bijou Karman's dining room table, eagerly eyeballing all of her strategically placed knick-knacks and personal works of wall art, I resist the urge to blurt out, “RIHANNA! Tell me about working with Rihanna!”