Sean-Pierre Lyons makes being cool look effortless. I guess that is because for them, it is. They are an artist first and then everything else comes after. Or so it seems. Sexy and superstitious are words to describe them - are you jealous yet? You should be.
What is your full name and where do you reside?
Sean-Kierre Lyons. I’m from and still currently reside in Brooklyn, NY.
Describe your living space:
I live in an older building in Crown Heights. It’s design hasn’t fallen accustom to the rapid gentrification yet. I live with three other people who I don’t see very often. My room works as my active studio and a place of solitude - it’s a peaceful place I feel comfortable enough to spiral and be productive in there!
Who do you identify with culturally?
I’m black and that’s all there is to it!
Do you have a day job? A night job? A side job?
I would say that making art is my full time job - it’s where I spend most of my energy, brain power and where I feel the most successful! I do also walk dogs! I enjoy them - they really help a nigga out on those sad days.
Can you tell us about the tat on your neck?
Well I’m really into astrology, but I feel that most people within my age group are. It’s kinda formed it’s own religion and I do fuck with it heavy…but it’s of a baby bull being cute. I do have a strong tie to childhood and I’m a Taurus so it represents a lot of identity for me.
What hair products do you use? What do you smell like?
I use “As I Am” products. I really love their co wash and aloe curling jelly. I would honestly say that I smell like sweat and what ever deodorant I’m wearing at the time. I generally alternate between natural and regular pharmacy shit.
Do you have dreams or nightmares? Are you superstitious?
I have both, however, I think my nightmares are extremely dark so I don’t remember most of them. I really love my dreams and I’m deeply affected by them. I recently had a dream where I was at a party and it was full of all the dolls I make - we all had a good time and they all kept calling me mom.
Hell yea, I’m superstitious. Black superstition is like no other. I will strait up break off a friendship (or any type of relationship) if people split the pole too much when they walk with me. I truly believe it creates a riff in your relationships. In general, I don’t play games with bad juju!
Images courtesy of SEAN-KIERRE LYON
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