We had the good fortune of connecting with Khiry Hines and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Khiry, why did you pursue a creative career?
I’m still in pursue of my career artistically. I’m constantly trying to grow as the years go on. As time passes I learn things about art , people , places , cultures, etc. It’s always good to keep an open mind about and explore different mediums. So to answer the question I’m still on pursuit of an artistic career.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is mostly based surrealism and abstract ideas. I’m proud that many people can see/ hear my stuff on multiple platforms also to have a small piece of mine hanging in the MOCA. I’m still not a professional artist however I’m making strives to get there. The hardest thing for me is staying consistent and motivated, 2020 and 2021 feels like a tough year but I still find ways to stay creative in all this turmoil. The lesson I am learning is to never give up on anything, there are many days I want to throw in the towel but I always pick myself back up and move forward. I want the world to know that art is for everyone and anyone can be an artist ,you just got to stay focused. You always got to be 1% better each day , because over time that 1% will become 100% in due time. Just stay focused.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’ll take them to art basil to get inspired and work on many collaborative pieces, and go visit cool landmarks.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout all the people who supports my stuff. To name few my best friends Victoria (bunnie_b._bop) & Paul (deeriku), Flash The Samurai , my boy Ruffian Kick , Grumpy Snorlax , Psygon , the lo-fi community , and many others The people I think who deserve more reconition is Elena Ohlander she always has dope stuff on display , ItsHisk she an amazing illustrator , Gocco a dope vocalist from NY , Kowloon another dope musician, and my mom and dad for pushing me in the right direction. Oh and Hanna Negash I believe she’s gonna be power house.

Website: https://linktr.ee/offbeatninja

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/datoffbeatninja/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynyM9TZVqhZCP0iKQ2IB8g?view_as=subscriber

Other: email : khiry.hines23@gmail.com

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