Kate Frizalis


Kate Frizalis lives and works in Tel Aviv. She was born in Moscow and graduated from the All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov at 2004-2010. She studied at the Department of Art and Animation.
Kate works in various media such as painting on canvas, sketches and graphics on paper, street art, muralism, digital and video art. She constantly participates in a variety of art projects, exhibitions of underground and independent art, collaborations with various design projects. Her works are in private collections in the USA, Germany, France, Russia, Israel, Canada and other countries.

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again

Most visited blogs, websites? : 

Instagram. This is enough for me. I try to get information from real life/people and listen to my inner child. I don’t read news. I think sometimes we need less information, blogs and websites.

What apps do you use the most and why?

Instagram because this is the best place for visual communication. Shazam, Airbnb, Skyscanner, Weather because they make my life easier/more comfortable.

Whats currently on your playlist?

Baru by Chancha via Circuito
Como me quieres by Khruangbin
Black Skinhead by Kanye West
It G Ma (remix) by Keith Ape
Lala Belu by Hailu Mergia
Tokyo Drift by Tommy Cash
Winaloto by Tommy Cash
Who by Tommy Cash & Modeselector
Finding it hard to follow by drip 133
Sat Beside a Palm Rune by drip 133 & hnrk

What records would you recommend to hear?

I would recommend to stay in silence over the week. This is great experience, try it.

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Try to watch random films by:
Jim Jarmusch
David Lynch
Quentin Tarantino
Bernardo Bertolucci
Paolo Sorrentino
Jean-Luc Godard
Andrei Tarkovsky
etc etc etc I can write names endlessly :)

Which artists working today do you admire most?

Rothko, Malevich, Basquiat, Matisse... Wait! they are all dead already!
I admire all artists working today.

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

Breaking Bad
Twin Peaks
The Young Pope
The End of the F***ing World
Silicon Valley

Who are you following?

I can’t choose few, sorry. You can check people I follow and maybe find someone interesting for you.

What tools do you use in your work?

I use my imagination.

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

I always read everything spontaneously, never regularly. For example if I want to know more information about papaya/ancient cultures/quantum physics- I just google it and read everything.

What are your favorite gadgets?

My cat.
Hahaha, I just don’t care. I like this quote: “You don’t need fashion designers when you are young. Have faith in your own bad taste. Buy the cheapest thing in your local thrift shop - the clothes that are freshly out of style with even the hippest people a few years older than you. Get on the fashion nerves of your peers, not your parents - that is the key to fashion leadership. Ill-fitting is always stylish. But be more creative - wear your clothes inside out, backward, upside down. Throw bleach in a load of colored laundry. Follow the exact opposite of the dry cleaning instructions inside the clothes that cost the most in your thrift shop. Don’t wear jewelry - stick Band-Aids on your wrists or make a necklace out of them. Wear Scotch tape on the side of your face like a bad face-lift attempt. Mismatch your shoes. Best yet, do as Mink Stole used to do: go to the thrift store the day after Halloween, when the children’s trick-or-treat costumes are on sale, buy one, and wear it as your uniform of defiance.”
Role Models by John Waters


Kate Frizalis


Portrait image by © Denis Frizalis