Featured Minds of Issue 9
Written + Photographed By majestic disorder staff
Inside Issue 9, we have explored a variety of eclectic artists producing on the cutting edge of their craft as they continue to pioneer contemporary art. Documenting their environment and personal style, 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.
ARTIST, ACTOR, WRITER
Adébayo Bolaji is an artistic jack-of-all-trades, equally equipped with a canvas as he is with a stage or screen. Despite family pressure to pursue a traditional career in law, Adébayo’s creative sprit prevailed. His extensive acting experience includes performances with the original cast of Ghost The Musical and Skyfall. But his latest endeavor of visual art has proven to be an exhilarating calling with solo exhibitions from London to Zurich. With a preference to let his art unfold organically from within, Adébayo’s talent possesses an almost prophetic quality.
Australian ceramicist Amie Luczkowski-Gibson has channeled life’s adversities into her creative process, a message to embrace pain and difficulty by turning it into inspiration. In her Melbourne-based studio, she creates ceramics that reflect her affinity for the bizarre and mystical. She credits much of her style to Aboriginal culture, which she was lucky enough to be exposed to during her formative years in school. Amie harnessed her budding social media presence to sell her pieces, but after garnering a large enough platform, she began to share her own experience with anxiety and depression with her followers. She hopes to remove the stigma around mental illness through her work and online platform.
DJ, RECORD DEALER
Toshihito Maeyama, known as Dubby, is both a DJ and a vinyl record dealer. Catering to the international market for obscure Japanese music, Dubby sells, through his online store, Ondas, an incredibly niche selection of genres from ambient to experimental. Though his curation is unique and extensive, perhaps what is most notable about Dubby is his home listening and shopping experience. If granted access, as we’ve detailed, it’s definitely a vinyl junkies’ nirvana.
OKUDA SAN MIGUEL
MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
Okuda San Miguel’s story started in the northern coastal city of Spain’s Santander, with a spray paint can and the urban landscape as his canvas. Now located in Madrid, he has become famous for his colorful pop-surrealist pieces. Sponsored by brands like Adidas and Red Bull, Okuda has brought color to unexpected corners across the world, from a small-town in Arkansas to residential tower blocks in Hong Kong. For Okuda, it’s enough to know that his work helps to break down social barriers through a feeling of human connectedness. Art is his religion.
MARIE-SOPHIE LOCKHART + CHRIS LOCKHART
EMBROIDERER, TATTOO ARTIST
The NYC-based creative team and life partners, Marie-Sophie and Chris Lockhart, discuss their passion for ‘needlework’ as a transcendent medium that can bridge cultural divides. Marie-Sophie, an embroiderer, has her own label, Lockhart Embroidery, which now includes clients such as Drake, Miley Cyrus, Stella McCartney and Beyoncé. Chris works in a tattoo studio, creating new designs that capture the beauty and array of human experiences. The creative-international couple rely on each other for inspiration and honesty to fuel their individual work.