CASPER BLAISE, A GHOST GIRL?

 

 

DOWNTOWN 500 ZINE IS INSPIRED BY

REYGAN BLAISE PUTMAN

AKA

CASPER BLAISE

AN ARTIST / CLOWN / BABY / FREAK / THEY / SHE /  MORE?

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DT 500 ZINE:Tell us who is Casper Blaise?

 

CASPER: – Even I don’t know. Casper Blaise is just me experimenting with fashion and art. I find it very hard to define myself.

DT500 ZINE:What and who is your inspiration?

CASPER: –  ‘M heavily inspired by all sorts of things from lowbrow artists and painters, to random color combinations I see on a daily basis. I really like to take from whatever I can.

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DT500ZINE:Where do you live? 

 

CASPER: – I go to school in Chicago at School of the Art Institute of Chicago but

” …I am from a small town in Tennessee right outside of Nashville. I’ve come to appreciate both because they are so opposite, and have so many different forms of inspiration to offer.”

DT500 ZINE:You have a style that is very much gender-neutral, there is a lot of debates going around that subject today… Do you think the young generation do not conform to the so-called gender norms?

 

CASPER: – Yes I think that the idea of menswear/ womenswear is unnecessary.

” No matter who a person is, they should be free to dress how they want without judgment or labels.”

DT500 ZINE:You seem like a very free person, are you kind of a rebel?

 

CASPER: – I definitely do feel like a rebel. I try to operate outside of what people want me to do and be.

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DT 500 ZINE:So punk is not dead?

CASPER: – No! Punk is not dead.

” As long as there are genuine people looking to better the world and spread creativity, punk is alive and well. I know plenty of people that prove that. “

DT 500 ZINE: Does one have to make a change in the world?

 

CASPER: – Yes,

” …all changes start small. “

DT 500 ZINE:What is a typical day like in the life of Casper Blaise?

 

CASPER: – I’m actually very boring because I don’t like to go out much. If I’m out, I’m either going to class or going to a thrift store.  I spend a lot of my time alone making things, listening to music, and spending time with my dogs if I’m home in Tennessee.

DT 500 ZINE:You have many followers on your Insta, do you think the future will become even more digitalized or take a u-turn back to valuing the former values as a result? 

 

CASPER: – I think the future undoubtedly will become more digitalized,

” … but I think with that comes a bigger appreciation for the real world around us (at least for me). I think both worlds are significant as long as they are balanced. “

DT 500 ZINE:What has made the most significant impression on you this last year?

 

CASPER: – In the last year, I’ve done a lot of experimenting with my art and my appearance, and I think that is one of the most important things a person can do.

” I’ve been teaching myself to feel more and more comfortable with just doing stuff, to see if I like it or not, instead of planning and stressing over things. “

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DT 500 ZINE:Any mint inspirational artist on the go?

 

CASPER: – My favorite artists at the moment are: painting – Charlie Immer, photography – Parker Day, fashion – Di$count Universe.

 

DT 500 ZINE:What is next on the agenda of Casper Blaise?

 

CASPER: – I plan on expanding myself more and becoming more impulsive in my work.

 

DT 500 ZINE:THANX!

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INTERVEW BY Downtown500