Art Talk: Rostarr
Romon Kimin Yang, a.k.a. Rostarr, is a painter, calligrapher, and filmmaker living and working in Brooklyn. He spent much of his early career focusing on painting and graphic design, blurring the lines between the two. For the past 15 years, he has been more widely known for his abstract polymorphic paintings, sculptures, and black-and-white calligraphic drawings. Rostarr pushes all boundaries in his work, always striving to find freedom within style, medium, and form. He builds upon the visual language he calls “graphysics,” a word that exemplifies the geometric dynamism characteristic in his work. VICE recently met up with him in Mexico City as he prepared for his most recent solo show, Turbo Arena, at Anonymous Gallery. We sat down with him to discuss his style, techniques, and approach to art making. Presented by Comex.
Ham is ready to go on his first job interview Monday. He said that if he MUST wear a tie, he insisted on choosing one that reflects his personality and his appreciation of ska (he absolutely loves Madness), Vans footwear, and 80s retro punk fashion. He spends a lot of time online when I’m not home.