We had the good fortune of connecting with Kpavio and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kpavio, what do you attribute your success to?
For me, success is not based on sales. Sales are a secondary issue, I am not motivated by money, I am creating works of art and for that I am tremendously satisfied. I have learned a lot of incredible things, I really make a lot of people happy, and contribute with something to the artistic world and society in general. I am happy.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have known the dark corridor of a serious illness at the age of 17, the failure to have a goal and not carry it to the end, the discredit of people, many situations that would have led some to pride or victimhood, but I always try to transform those experiences in points to connect them later. After 20 years in the world of haute horlogerie, creating the first watch collectors club, due to a global crisis I decided to close all past projects and dedicate myself to what I had always dreamed of without having enough time to do it. There are times when we choose one path and leave another path behind. I like ups and downs and predictable life seems boring for me. It is always necessary to know when a stage in life is over. I have discovered how to feel happy, full, alive and at peace, despite the conditions of life.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Barcelona, a walk along Las Ramblas entering the Gothic quarter, visiting La bBoqueria market, eating at the Pinocho bar inside the market. Without stopping before to have some tapas at Quimet & Quimet. Going for a coffee in the Plaza Real. Visit the Born district, without forgetting to see the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, the Olympic Port and ending up a night at the Mirablau, Tibidabo, revealing the magnificent views of Barcelona illuminated at night. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
In my case when I was only 17 years old, I had to undergo a bone marrow transplant. That marked me. Since then I have been fascinated by skulls. The fascination for skulls and their symbolic value not only encompasses the world of art, its use is very wide, and encompasses many cultures and times. In short, it would be the symbol of death, but this meaning may vary or have nuances depending on who appropriates this icon. The skulls appear, in warnings of danger, in the aesthetics of many rock bands, in the symbols of some military divisions, etc.