Get to know - Iacovos Loizou / MrKok
What’s the idea behind ‘Mr Kok’?
Mr kok is an amalgamation of teenage boredom, sterile education system and one-dimensional cypriot teenage scene. Even today, it's my way out. Mr kok is a penguin "hero" that in a way represents my confusion for my future.
Describe your work in 3 words
simple, evolving, coded
What inspired you to create your penguin world?
I don’t know, never thought about it. It's one of those things that happen over a long period of time without even realising it. Why penguins? just because they are cute and it was the only thing I could draw at the time.
cats, books, bicycles, cyprus, rednecks, friends.
A photo of your process
A question that you hate being asked about your work
Can you draw my dog or can you draw something "abstract"? I don't like commissions in general.
What are you working on atm?
A few canvas or ceramics here and there when I can squeeze time. I want to work on bigger sizes though. Less marketable maybe, but everything I do as an artist is to please my own selfish desires. Plenty in my to do list for sure, but I don't know when.
Advice to young people who are aspiring artists?
Ask questions. Think. Reflect. Act. Be humble. Ahh and talk to yourself.