Swizz Beatz, the multi platinum producer, is something of a hip hop renaissance man. He’s an artist, shoe designer, producer, and soon to be art gallery owner.
In a recent interview with Complex Magazine, Swizz discusses his love for art and his plans for the gallery :
“I want to create a gallery, a place that’s very well-known, for people to come and learn about new artists around the world. I want to make the gallery like a globe, and when you walk into it, it’s labeled by country. So if you want to find the hot new artist from India, we have that hot new artist from India, and you can connect with artists in Africa, Brazil and beyond.”
He goes on to describe specifics of how he sees his gallery being set up :
“It’s gonna take months to build out, because it has to feel global,” Swizz Beatz says . “It has to feel like you’re walking onto a set in each country. I want people to feel like they’re in India. I want people to feel like they’re in Africa. I don’t want it to be just white walls with some titles. I want it to be an experience, because art is an experience. It’s gotta be detailed like Cirque du Soleil. You know the detail that goes into Cirque du Soleil? That’s how the gallery has to be. The detail brings you in that world, where you walk outside and you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m back! I just came from another world, and now I’m back to reality.’ I want to take people on a journey.”