I don’t know what initially triggered my interest in clothing. Apparently, I was already really picky when I was a little kid. Being one of the youngest of five kids, my older sister would take me shopping at C&A. She still reminisces – there was no steering me in the process; I knew exactly what I wanted and what combinations I wanted to wear.
I started my blog after my English teacher commented that I really ought to work on my English language proficiency. If I didn’t improve, I’d fail her subject, she warned me. So I thought, why not train my language skills whilst working on something I actually like. Four years later, I was nominated for the Zalando bloggers award.
‘Seventeen years ago, I moved here via Cameroon and Paris. I’ve always been making art, ever since I was a kid. First, it was mostly fashion – I customized this sweater when I was a student. Nowadays, I make objects and installations. I love working with precious metals. They’re hard to process and refine, but they have a delicate softness at the same time. As an artist, you’re vulnerable working with them, which makes it even more interesting.
My work is being displayed in various places outside of The Netherlands; gaining a foothold in the Dutch art scene proved to be the most challenging.’
Welcome to the Amsterdam Characters video series. First up: a walk and talk with MC Complicated around his favourite Amsterdam neighbourhood.
Amsterdam Characters Book In Stores Now
Roaming the streets of Amsterdam, I’ve come across the most intriguing passers-by. And now you can meet them all. From the woman who only wears pink to the man on his crusade against jeans; old and new characters will make their appearance in the Amsterdam Characters book!
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