My Parent & Art: Kai

Since, I’m not the first artist (or art professional) to raise a child, I asked adult children of my colleagues seven short questions on what art was passed down to them. Read Kai’s responses below!

"Arcadia according to Claude with a view of Sellafield Power Station" by Kaori Homma
“Arcadia according to Claude with a view of Sellafield Power Station” by Kaori Homma

 

  1. What’s your name?

James Kai McLaughlin

2. What’s your current occupation?

Bartlett Architecture Student

3. Where did you grow up?

Lewisham, London, UK

4. Which significant caregivers were involved professionally in the arts?

Mother, Kaori Homma, professional fine artist

Father, James Kenneth McLaughlin, Architect

5. What artist or artwork do you remember first being special to you?

20:50, Richard Wilson 

20:50 by Richard Wilson, a room filled with sump oil that was originally installed in 1987
20:50 by Richard Wilson, a room filled with sump oil that was originally installed in 1987

6. What artist or artwork is important to you right now?

Do Ho Suh

Passage/s by Do Ho Suh, who recently had an exhibition in Madison, Wisconsin and Hong Kong.
Passage/s by Do Ho Suh, who recently had an exhibition in Madison, Wisconsin and Hong Kong.

7. Any thoughts on the value or impact of art to you as a child or to you in your family?

I’ve been brought up surrounded by visual stimuli, this has made it quite natural to me and has informed my decision to study architecture.

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