Curated by Paul Smith & Friends // meet Akira Robinson
23 sep 2014 by Nur El Shami
In celebration of Frieze Art Fair 2014, art:i:curate teams with Paul Smith to host an innovative exhibition of work by emerging London-based artists that combines Mayfair’s deep-rooted art heritage with the digital world’s trail-blazing creative community.
Open to all, by registering at articurate.net, everyone has the opportunity to express their creativity in front of an audience of both art fans and the industry’s elite.
Curated by Paul Smith & Friends participant Akira Robinson, is the most stylish Biotech consultant (yes, they like art, too!) we've come across so far.
City: Los Angeles
Profession: Biotech Consultant
As a kid I wanted to be: Plastic Surgeon
AIC: How would you describe your own personal aesthetic?
AR: Casual luxury.
AIC: How would your friends describe your personality?
AR: Interesting and a little crazy.
AIC: Who's your hero?
AR: My grandmother.
AIC: What inspires you?
AR: Sunshine and a palm tree.
AIC: Do you consider yourself a collector? If so, what do you collect?
AR: As a recent LA transplant from NY, we didn't have space so we just collected stories and experiences.
AIC: What's your most precious possession?
AR: My red bracelet.
AIC: What does the term 'curating' mean to you?
AR: Purposefully selected.
AIC: How do you usually take art in?
AIC: Describe Sir Paul Smith in three words.
AR: Cool, modern, edgy.
AIC: Tell me something about yourself - anything.
AR: I love mac and cheese!