“Let my work speak for me” is the mantra of many artists’. When we look at an artist's work, we get immersed in the beauty, the craftsmanship, and the style, without knowing the behind-the-scenes process. And it’s not just the process of honing making the art, but also the process of transformation, reinventing oneself, finding belonging, and taking risks.
Today on the podcast, we are going behind the scenes with the celebrated tattooer and multidisciplinary artist Yi Shi. Yi shares with us their journey of building their tattoo practice as a first generation Chinese immigrant in Canada, and their process of continuously learning and expanding their points of view and interests as a multidisciplinary artist.
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About the Guest
Yi is a queer Chinese multidisciplinary artist and tattooer born and raised in Hangzhou, China, currently based in Tkaronto, aka Toronto, Canada. Their works seek to investigate the complexity of human emotions - vulnerability, grief, and diasporic longings.
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If you’re in Toronto, check out Yi’s short film Once in a Red Moon as part of the Unsung Voices program at the 2022 Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival
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The Everyday Talent Podcast is produced by Betty Xie and Benice Detoon.