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#96 – Natalia Stuyk

The London animator and artist specialising in brain-bursting creative contamination

London artist Stuyk creates gifs of the gods, lending her maximal, brain-bursting style to hallucinogenic visuals for the likes of Basement Jaxx and Kenzo (with Mat Maitland) and How to Dress Well. “I’m most excited about talented people crossing over into other fields and making surprising work,” she says. “I’m also super into seeing how musicians and designers adapt to new technologies and recycle old ones.” With her signature brand of overlay, Stuyk enters 2015 armed with a series of short films and a plan to stamp her aesthetic in print.

What was your defining pop culture moment of 2014?

Natalia Stuyk: Arsenal winning the FA Cup.

How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?

Natalia Stuyk: I animate shapes and colours.

What's your favourite song and movie of 2014?

Natalia Stuyk: Fave song of 2014 is Kassem Mosse’s “Untitled A1”, maybe. I don’t think I’ve watched any films made this year but I saw Cop Land (1997) recently. So, so good.

In 15 words, sum up what we can expect from you in 2015.

Natalia Stuyk: I’ll be working on a series of short films and doing more design/print stuff.

What’s the most exciting thing about the music/film/fashion industry today?

Natalia Stuyk: Talented people crossing over into other fields and making surprising work. Also super into seeing how musicians/designers adapt to new technologies and recycle old ones.

What new skill did you learn this year?

Natalia Stuyk: How not to stress out.

Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?

Natalia Stuyk: 15Folds for keeping the GIF game alive.

What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?

Natalia Stuyk: The only song on there right now is Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”.

Who should have been at number one on the Dazed 100?

Natalia Stuyk: Reed + Rader.

Twitter: @nataliastuyk | Instagram: @nataliastuyk