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"I would say that my style is constantly changing, quite slowly. It is not like I’m always darting around. It’s just evolving fluidly and naturally. I started off painting quite cartoon-y wildlife because it was the thing that sat with me at that time. I was just trying to figure out who I was going to be as a painter. There’s a point where I was going to quit. So, I was just painting random things. I was like none of this sits with me right and I don’t know what it is that’s going to make me want to carry on painting, in terms of my subject matter."
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 Interview by T.K. Mills - Images Provided by Polly Dawson and Thirdrailart Cbloxx ranks among the legacy artists at the Akumal Arts festival, starting from year one. The artist, who is trans and uses neutral gender pronouns, has been at the forefront of Akumal’s talent; from...
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At this year’s rendition of the Akumal Arts Festival, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Yopra once more. Alex and I both share the honor of having attended all four of the festival’s editions, and in the year’s I’ve known him, I’ve watched as he has grown as an artist, from painting a few small murals to earning one of the prime spots painting on the bridge. In the same time, I’ve witnessed as Alex’s English improved (our first interview was a bit difficult, given neither of us we’re fluent in the other’s native language.) However, even with his English mastered, Alex Yopra is a man of few words, preferring to let his art and earnest smile speak for him.

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Magda Love is an Argentinian artist who emigrated to the United States and has made a career around her colorful and playful creations, experimenting with form and style. Read her interview with our writer Nicole Gordon on her whimsical and imaginative art!
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As the year comes to close, we hear at ThirdRail want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Even with the ups and downs, and the ever-looming uncertainty of the future, we’re proud to be part of a community of creatives that continues to shine even during the darkest days.
Here's a look back at some of the projects we worked on this year!
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Amir Diop is among the youngest members of the SoHo Renaissance Factory, and one of the most ambitious. A driven young artist, Amir began wheatpasting in the streets before last year’s season of unrest led him to paint for a greater purpose. We sat down with Amir at SRF HQ to discuss his journey as an artist, picking up the paintbrush after becoming discouraged, and learning to outgrow your comfort zone.

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I once watched Sule climb a 15-foot scaffolding, with ninja-like nimble determination. With poise, he pulled himself up, spray cans in hand, outlining his trademark character, a warrior-deity. The figure, who took form at the height of last year’s protests, is a blend of the artist’s inspirations, from comic books to anime, and a rounded world view of what it means to be.

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