If you haven’t heard about John Kilar, please DO remember this name. His photography is a compendium of madness, powerful experiences and life itself. We would even dare to say he goes beyond life; he owns the privileged key, which gives access to a parallel oneiric world where time stops, where anything you thought wasn’t tangible or wan banned becomes real. Watching Kilar’s colorful and vivid work is almost a “religious” experience, we have seen God.
IAYJ: Where are you from and what do you do?
John: I was born in Istanbul but I’ve spent the majority of my life in California.
IAYJ: What does art mean to you?
J: Art to me is the sole evidence of our thoughts, feelings and memories our species will leave behind when we disintegrate.
IAYJ: Where do you find inspiration?
J: Everywhere. Mostly nature. I try to perpetually create new experiences and realities for myself, and find myself to be most inspired while doing so.
IAYJ: Which are your favourite artists?
J: That one elephant who draws a self portrait.
IAYJ: Future plans?
J: Travel. Stay alive. Be of greater service to others.
You can follow his work here.