Featured Minds of Issue 7
Written + Photographed By majestic disorder staff
Inside Issue 7, we have explored across three continents to enter the homes of fascinating creative talents who are on the cutting edge and defining contemporary art, while we learned the root of their inspiration and expressionism.
Below is a collection of the latest Featured Minds and a brief digest. Their stories and photographs are exclusive to our magazine, which is available in select retailers worldwide and through our website.
Centuries before any European expedition ever landed, a myriad of distinct cultures flourished throughout the continent of North America. Although expansion westward brought a series of adverse effects, embodying the growth of today is Katie Harris, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Balancing her time from creative pursuits like regalia design and horseback riding to completing her degree in chemistry at Eastern Oregon University, Katie’s passions and pensive insights provide one of the most illustrative ideals of inspiration.
STREET ARTIST, DESIGNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
NEW DELHI, INDIA
At a youthful 30 years, it seems Harsh Raman has lived multiple lives considering how many different journeys he ventured, from working with India’s Formula One racing team to art directing Bollywood film productions, as he segued to his latest role as a street artist and creative director of Harkat, a moving image studio. Picking up an aerosol can for the first time in 2012, it’s become another captivating extension, which speaks volumes to his natural abilities applied to each creative pursuit.
JEWELRY DESIGNER, VISUAL ARTIST
From Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu to America’s most urban locale of NYC, Arpana Rayamajhi manifests the influences of her environments into the most vibrant jewelry collections from her namesake label. Originally started as a hobby while studying fine art at Cooper Union, interest and demand constantly grew, which propelled continuous innovation in her work as she opens up dialogues between gender, race and culture.
The continuous rhythms flowing from the square of Rabat’s medina inundated Simo Lagnawi’s youth where it was only a matter of time before he embarked on the road learning from every gnawa musician encountered. Taking a leap into the unknown, Simo uprooted from his native Morocco for London where he not only had to re-establish himself as a musician, but introduce the entirety of gnawa music, which is a centuries-old genre rooted in spiritual healing that pervades with sub-Saharan influences and trance rhythms.