Catching up with Khin Sansoni
Starting from a very young age, Khin Sansoni was already surrounded and very involved in a variety of art forms. Eventually, she would go on to create beautiful handcrafted abstract mixed media pieces and even jewellery for her creative studio based right here in Sunny Singapore! With her debut launch of her first jewellery collection, Khin engaged the Bloesem team for our branding, styling and photography services to derive a unique logo and aesthetic that would best fit her minimal style, along with a new website and lookbook. We recently caught up with her for a feature in our latest issue of the Bloesem Gazette, read it all here!
How did you start getting into art? What triggered you?
When I was about 8 or 9, I had paper dolls and loved drawing clothes for them. I believe that’s what initially sparked my love for art and design. I also come from a family of filmmakers, actors and seamstresses. So being consistently surrounded by some sort of art form, whether it be creative or performance, helped reinforce my creative aspirations and allowed me to maintain that connection to my artistic side. Painting wasn’t new to me, but I grew more passionate and excited about painting after my son was born in 2005. It now forms the foundation of my recent works and ultimately made me fall in love with the freedom of abstract and the idea of being able to create something no one else has.
Very nice.. Can you share with us the process involved in your artwork?
I don’t particularly start with a solid idea. I just let it come naturally. Sometimes I’ll get inspiration from a floor pattern, architectural lines of a building or even a song. It could be anything. But typically, I always begin with acrylics and pen or pencil sketches. Once I feel that I’m satisfied with the base layers, then I’ll start embroidering. It takes many hours and a degree of creative discovery, but I love the end result.
How would you like the viewer to perceive your artwork? What kind of emotions would you like to evoke?
My work isn’t intended to be emotionally heavy; they’re meant to be clean, thoughtful and uncomplicated. And hopefully provide a lasting pleasant impression and a possibility for the viewer to derive new meaning in it over time.
Could you share with us the inspiration behind them?
The inspiration for all my artwork usually comes from a similar thought process. Nature, geometricism, lines and colour all intertwine and play big roles in my pieces.
Can you remember the first artwork you ever made?
A colourful collage of cartoon characters for my sister when I was 9.
That’s really sweet. What are some of your other passions besides your art?
I love interior and jewelry design.
How do your culture and background influence your works in art and jewelry?
My culture does find its way into the creative process. However, it does not define my pieces. I find that in my paintings, the influence is muted out, whereas in my jewelry designs, it is reflected much more prominently.
Thanks for chatting with us and congratulations on your new business once again, Khin!