Studio Visit: Sheryo & Yok
Sheryo and Yok were great hosts whilst we visited the Brooklyn studio they call home. They divide their time between this New York address and worldwide travels on a project by project basis. Inspired by the villages in which they find themselves in, they are excited to create works that are influenced by their encounters on the road and those they meet along the way, translating personal experiences into new works. Throughout the space are sketches including tattoo flash sheets, collected inspiration such as their grenade collection and ceramics created for their previous exhibition which led to talks of new works. Recently, whilst road tripping through Indonesia on scooters, they were introduced to batik via local artisans, an ancient method of dying wax on fabric. Finding a home kit amidst the local markets, they explored this technique further via trial and error which resulted in pieces that will be part of Sheryo’s contributions to Art Basel Miami 2013, she will be part of Women on the Walls. The artist is in good company, amidst the talents of Miss Van, Swoon and Faith47 to name a few. In addition to Miami fun and upcoming travels, Sheryo and Yok are already thinking future thoughts for 2014 including their next NYC show. We look forward to seeing what these guys get up to in Miami.
Check out the photos from an East Village spot they recently painted.
All photography: Paul Maljac