Kurt Pio

The Creative Unconscious: What's your name, age, and professional title? Where are you currently employed?

Kurt Pio: Kurt Pio, 38, artist, self-employed

TCU: What hobbies do you have outside of your professional field that keep you inspired and motivated to generate personal work? How do they inspire you?

KP: I see these as types of interests and hobbies.  Yoga and kinesiology - keeps me balanced within and Instagram, travel & people watching - I love to use these as a visual stimulation, which in turn inspires me.

TCU: Do you have a hard time balancing being a creative professional and generating personal work that you're proud of?

KP: Absolutely yes, it is a constant daily struggle, but definitely improves over time.

TCU: What time of day do you feel the most creative? What about the most productive?

KP: I am most creative late at night and most productive around a full moon or if I’m at the studio early in the morning.

TCU: What are your creative goals for the future?

KP: It’s a difficult question to answer, but it depends on what resonates with me creatively at that time.  I obviously look ahead and dream of the bigger picture and I know inside this is super important for me to do , but in reality the finer details are not always as I see them to be and I have to be open to this.

TCU: Are you working on any personal projects right now? If so, can you share a little bit about your inspiration and your creative process?

KP: I am constantly dreaming and playing around with new ideas, often making little mock ups and experimenting with them.  Some work out and some stay on the back burner.  I like to experiment with things for my own home and that is often a test run for possible pieces.

TCU: What scares you?

KP: Being ordinary

TCU: What does success mean to you?

KP: When you own your own time and you can choose to do with it as you please.  Not having a system, a boss or an alarm clock that will dictate your day.


If you would like to learn more about Kurt and his brilliant paintings, head over to www.kurtpio.co.za or follow along on his Instagram @kurtpio.

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