Art Chowder May | June 2017, Issue 9 - Page 16

H e S ays I mpasto , S he S ays S umi - e , & T hey M ake it W ork 5 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST-ARTIST RELATIONSHIP BY JOCELYN WHITFIELD-BABCOCK An artist in a relationship with another artist is so common, it is almost expect- ed. Who else could understand the need to withdraw when creative inspira- tion strikes? A non-artist may harbor feelings of abandonment. Yet, some rela- tionships among artists are perceived as volatile and competitive. Media often portrays the tension when one artist is more successful or renowned than the other. Is there a trick to make the artist-artist relationship work? We sat down with Bartosz Beda and Nishiki Sugawara-Beda to discover their secret. 16 ART CHOWDER MAGAZINE