Today we’d like to introduce you to Kalypxo.
Kalypxo, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Well, I’ve always been the kid in class who turned my work in with random doodles instead of math problems. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a creative, in every sense of the word. Performing, Music, Art, Aesthetic, anything that stimulates the senses and evokes something from people, I’ve probably dabbled in. I’ve been in love with the arts all my life, so it seemed natural to fall into a bit of everything along the way. And I’ll probably fall into more as I get older. A few years back, however, I decided to channel more energy into my artwork, specifically. My millennial entrepreneurial mind told me there was something here that could propel me forward, so I pursued. Once I had finally deemed my work “good enough” (whatever that means), to be truly seen, I was off. I got put onto my first art show a few years back, but I started going harder at it last year, and even harder after break up. Typical right?? Lol, anyway, I’ve been gaining knowledge and getting more involved with the LA art scene ever since building a name for myself. K A L Y P X O.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Nothing about being an artist trying to make in Southern California is smooth, especially when ur from the outskirts (anywhere but LA). But I have been in hustle mode, and I’ve learned a lot and gained a lot. Also, lost some stuff, like money, time, people, sleep, sanity. But some things are bound to stay behind you when you’re moving forward, others you heal from and gain strength. I’d say one of the biggest obstacles is balancing where I’m coming from, with where I’m going. I have so many plans for my future and my happiness, but I realize, those plans require sacrifice, compromise, devotion, and humility. I’m on my way up and sometimes the climb will kick your ass. But I guess every battle worth winning is bound to leave some bruises, right. I don’t plan on turning back.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Kalypxo – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I know it’s probably cliche to call myself a “brand,” but when a better word for how I see my company comes along, hit me up.
The name Kalypxo began as just a stage name for my music and has evolved, as I have, with my brand. Not only do I write my own music, but I’m also a visual artist, and I specialize in Tarot and Astrology. My art style is heavily inspired by comic books.
Some day, I’d love to actually have my own comic book, I also do both commission and original work. I enjoy experimenting with aesthetic visuals for photography as well. Almost all of my photoshoots are styled and conceptualized by me and shot by my photographer Lauren Valenzuela, whose eye I trust. As for my tarot and astrology practice, I have studied a great deal throughout my life, and been working professionally at it for over a year and a half now. I’m a natural healer, and my spiritual practice gives me a place to channel that energy. I’m proud that I can bring artistry and spirituality together, in a way that appeals to the modern world. My overall style, vibe, and repertoire give me an edge you won’t find elsewhere. I think this universe has a special place for me in it. I’m simply doing all I can to fill the position.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
The long view… someday, I want to be able to focus solely on my creative endeavors, leaving the 9 to 5 rat race behind me for good. My spiritual practice will grow, and so will my skillset. I will be stronger, wiser, and rich with life and love. Moms and family will be straight. Pockets will be right. And I will get to wake up every day doing what I love.
Short view… I’m going to branch out to larger shows and work with new mediums to expand my brand awareness. I’m also hoping to return to performing live. I have some artistic collaborations with some dope companies coming, and new art in the works. I’ve been on a musical hiatus, but as quiet as its kept, I’ve never stopped writing and recording. Been keeping my next project close to the chest for a long time. A lot of care and energy goes into my music, but when the time is right, the people who fell on love with me as Kalypxo “the Rapper,” will be vindicated.
- Tarot card readings $30 – $40 on website
- Comissions – $70
- Website: www.Kalypxoxo.com
- Phone: (951) 389-0512
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photograher: Lauren Valenzuela