Greenpointers: Introduce yourselves!
Do you both reside in Brooklyn?
Wven has lived in Greenpoint for over 13 years, while I was born and raised in Staten Island where I once again currently reside. We work out of a three-car garage we converted into our studio behind my apartment so we have more than ample room to spread our creative wings. It’s also enough space to build some sizable pieces. It’s our creative lab we dubbed “Pop Art Garage.”
When we were asked by our good friend JD to lend some props for decor at the market, we didn’t hesitate. We love that this market is a platform for artisans and other creatives like ourselves to present their creations. We hope to be vendors at a future market.
The castle was created a few years back for a children’s birthday party, but we gave it an icy makeover, changing it from it’s original cream colored/pink and Disney-esque paint job. The snowman on the other hand, has been around for more than 20 years. He’s been a fixture in our studio, just hanging around changing hats and costumes. We felt it was time for him to get out into the world and get a real job, hehe. The Out Snapped photo booth was his first modeling gig!
How long have you been collaborating?
We have been working together for about five years now. Wven is an SVA alum with an impressive advertising resume. He is a photographer, writer, art director, and designer. I studied fine art privately at Cooper Union and have worked as an artist, fabricator, faux finisher, muralist, and exhibit designer independently for most of my career.
Can you describe how you two work together?
What other pieces have you created that have been contributed locally?
Citroen is such an amazing new spot. What was it like to work on that?
Any other projects you and Wven are particularly fond of?