How did you get started doing what you do?
I grew up with unusual different things with people the same age. I’m a shithead loner design student with penchant for drawing and skipping class, so I quit from the college and focused on illustration work by myself. Learning day by day. My life has changed, and I work with that.

How would you describe your creative style?
I explain my grim world perspective to the world. Sorrow Grips is an idea to reflect the bleak mood, darkness and flirt with the occult that explores the line between humans, beast, and nature. They’re born, bloom, and rot as the circle of life that served on paper with black ink.

Interview with artist, Cecep Ryan Hakim on Jung Katz

What’s your inspiration?
Love, fear, pain, emptiness, darkness and all these things that pointed me in a direction. But it’s not as simple as that with Sorrow Grips. It’s kind of abstract, everything is personal and emotional. I just do what I feel I need to do for myself.

What is art to you?
“I believe that we are talking about the same thing. It is the problem with what we do, it does not translate itself in words, written nor spoken.” – Colin H. Van Eeckhout. I think that’s way art is exist.

Interview with artist, Cecep Ryan Hakim on Jung Katz

What does your typical day look like?
If it were clear how this question related to my troubles at home, some real pain or depression.

How long does it typically take for you to finish a piece?
It depends on the size that I’m working on. I usually draw on A4-A3 paper size it takes 3-5 days.

Interview with artist, Cecep Ryan Hakim on Jung Katz

How do you keep motivated?
To stay alive.

How would you say your surroundings have influenced your work?
Not really. I rarely leave the house. I’m a kind of misanthrope. I collects reference from web in my boring room. Music plays is part of my work to help me finished a piece.

Interview with artist, Cecep Ryan Hakim on Jung Katz

What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
I try to restrain myself from the need to satisfy others but myself.

How have others reacted to your work?
It’s the first year when I started to serious with this project. But foreigners look more interested than local people.

Interview with artist, Cecep Ryan Hakim on Jung Katz

What do you want others to take away from your work?
I have no idea.

What, if anything, would you tell your younger self?
I was such a better person than I am now.

Interview with artist, Cecep Ryan Hakim on Jung Katz

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
I don’t have anything to say.

Any words of wisdom to aspiring artists who want to pursue a similar career?
“Fuck your inspirational quotes, I’m filled with doubt & fear & bad decisions” – Timothy Goodman.

Interview with artist, Cecep Ryan Hakim on Jung Katz

What are your thoughts on art school?
I was student at design and art school. It’s such a boring time. Art school will give you meaningless homework. I prefer to learning by myself and share a story with fellow artist.

Have any future aspirations that you’d like to share?
Never thoughts too far like that.

Interview with artist, Cecep Ryan Hakim on Jung Katz

What art supplies do you use?
Pilot Hi-Tech-C
Sakura Pigma Micron Pen
Rotring black ink or Winsor and Newton black ink

 

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Posted by:Casey Webb

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Jung Katz, as well as Editor for ZIIBRA.

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