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Amit Ben Nun creates bold, color-splashed paintings and cover art

Amit Ben Nun is a 24-year-old Israeli artist who recently joined the Life and Death family by painting the bold, color-splashed cover of her best friend Kino Todo’s Goa Kid EP

Ben Nun’s friendship with Kino Todo dates back to her teenage years, which was a pivotal period for her artistic growth.

The artist says she had a hard time fitting in, explaining that “the people in my town saw me as a weirdo”. As a result, she locked herself in her room and channelled her energy into learning how to paint. Life and Death has always been a champion of misfits, so we are proud to welcome this ‘weirdo’ to our band of creative individualists.

How would you describe your artistic style?
I usually can’t find a normal description for my art, maybe because all of my life I kind of ran away from descriptions.
I let my hidden thoughts pour out as I paint on paper.

Where do you draw your creative inspiration from?
When I’m painting, I’m spontaneously struck by inspiration without having to think about it or prepare for it. I’m always met with little surprises as I’m working.

You’re in the studio working on your next project. What music are you listening to?
I’m probably listening to the radio. I love to have lots of different styles and voices when I paint, and I don’t like to stick to one specific vibe, so the radio feels like an unplanned party for me.

What do you love most about Life and Death?
I just got to know Life and Death thanks to Yair (Kino Todo), who’s been my best friend since we were 15, and had the honor to collaborate with him on his first vinyl, and paint the cover.

When he first told me about it, I was so proud of us! I saw how big Life and Death’s vision is, and it felt like an incredible match for my work, I love how it all turned out.

Life and Death is turning 10, what would you like to wish us?
Till 120!

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