Not-So-Sexy with the Artist, Joseph Algieri
From taking himself on dates to wandering the streets of New York, we get intimate with the artist on his creative process and how he’s navigating these pandemic times.

joesph algieri

 

 

 

 

Not-So-Sexy is an on-going series on Miilkiina.com profiling creatives around the world and their real, raw, and “not-so-sexy” work-from-home experiences. 

This week, we chatted with Joseph Algieri, a Brooklyn-based artist whose work is anything but ordinary.  He starts with a simple shape, until well, it loses its simplicity. We love the whimsicality of the work that speaks for itself. He’s terribly messy, but he likes it that way. We caught up with him to learn about his inspirations, quarantine activities, and what’s next for the creative. Keep reading to learn more about Joseph Algieri.

What does your space look like?

Presentable when necessary, a disaster when needed.

Where do you find inspiration for your craft?

Usually from taking pics, going places, etc. Since that’s so limited now, I mostly focus on what’s tangible from the internet

How did your foam series come about?

I discovered the material from a former roommate who worked in the set design world. She was showing me how it worked and wanted to make something functional with it.

Do you have a favorite piece that you’ve ever created?

I have a double orange baby that has held the test of time for me.

What kind of artist are you? Are you messy or are you neat? 

Terribly messy. I’m erratic. But it’s how I like it.

Does your space become chaotic when you create?

Without question, but I need to have an initial clean space before I destroy it.

How do you feel during the creation process?

I tune my surroundings out, I blast my music, it becomes a moment of me.

When did you get into functional art?

I got a studio space shortly after walking out of a job where I wasn’t able to be creative at all. I wanted to take the practicality of my degree and make work that was more intune for personal interests.

Do you have a daily routine? If so, walk us through it. 

Wake up with a radio alarm, pour the coffee, head to work.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Anything fired or large in volume is pretty standard for me.

What do you dress like when you are creating?

I change into a slop outfit. It took me years to not work in clothes I liked, but it finally happened.

One thing that has brought you peace amidst the crisis?

Knowing that I still very much have a desire to do more under extreme pressure and anxiety.

How do you like to unwind and pass time?

I like to shut off, take myself on dates, and wander. I like to get away physically and mentally.

Not-So-Sexy with the Artist, Joseph Algieri
From taking himself on dates to wandering the streets of New York, we get intimate with the artist on his creative process and how he’s navigating these pandemic times.

joesph algieri

 

 

 

 

Not-So-Sexy is an on-going series on Miilkiina.com profiling creatives around the world and their real, raw, and “not-so-sexy” work-from-home experiences. 

This week, we chatted with Joseph Algieri, a Brooklyn-based artist whose work is anything but ordinary.  He starts with a simple shape, until well, it loses its simplicity. We love the whimsicality of the work that speaks for itself. He’s terribly messy, but he likes it that way. We caught up with him to learn about his inspirations, quarantine activities, and what’s next for the creative. Keep reading to learn more about Joseph Algieri.

What does your space look like?

Presentable when necessary, a disaster when needed.

Where do you find inspiration for your craft?

Usually from taking pics, going places, etc. Since that’s so limited now, I mostly focus on what’s tangible from the internet

How did your foam series come about?

I discovered the material from a former roommate who worked in the set design world. She was showing me how it worked and wanted to make something functional with it.

Do you have a favorite piece that you’ve ever created?

I have a double orange baby that has held the test of time for me.

What kind of artist are you? Are you messy or are you neat? 

Terribly messy. I’m erratic. But it’s how I like it.

Does your space become chaotic when you create?

Without question, but I need to have an initial clean space before I destroy it.

How do you feel during the creation process?

I tune my surroundings out, I blast my music, it becomes a moment of me.

When did you get into functional art?

I got a studio space shortly after walking out of a job where I wasn’t able to be creative at all. I wanted to take the practicality of my degree and make work that was more intune for personal interests.

Do you have a daily routine? If so, walk us through it. 

Wake up with a radio alarm, pour the coffee, head to work.

Do you have a favorite dish?

Anything fired or large in volume is pretty standard for me.

What do you dress like when you are creating?

I change into a slop outfit. It took me years to not work in clothes I liked, but it finally happened.

One thing that has brought you peace amidst the crisis?

Knowing that I still very much have a desire to do more under extreme pressure and anxiety.

How do you like to unwind and pass time?

I like to shut off, take myself on dates, and wander. I like to get away physically and mentally.

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