Instagram fam, it's been a wild ride. We've been together since 2011! I owe you a huge debt of gratitude -- you're one of the major reasons I've been able to sustain myself as a full-time artist. You were an instrumental platform in helping me build and create hype, and you also helped connect me with so many amazing and supportive people all around the world......but, with the good also comes the bad, and like all good things, it's time to come to an end (sorta).
If you've spent any amount of time with me in person, it's probably pretty apparent that I have a deep disdain for the way things are in the art world. The gatekeepers, the artists stealing from other artists, the lack of morals in this industry. I've become really jaded and have found that it's negatively affected my attitude, my relationships with people, my creativity, and my art (I'm a diva). In order for me to get back to a better place in art, I need to start-over with a fresh perspective. Self admittedly, I've also stopped progressing as an artist. I stopped growing and I became too comfortable with this brand I built. It became bigger than me and I lost control of it. Thus, I need a reset. For me, a reset looks like starting over from scratch. I need to cut ties with the fake love, the yes-men, the gatekeepers, and the overall toxic environment that came with a brand growing faster than I could keep up with. I want to regain creative control and content control. I'm going to be cutting ties with most - if not all - of my licensing companies to limit how saturated my work has become in the market. From day one it was always about the art and creating something that was both authentic and unique, and connected with people, but I lost control of all of that. With that being said, I've remade a new Instagram account with the name @thekylemosher. I've been thinking about this for over a year now, and today was the final tipping point. I want this to be a more intimate and real relationship between the audience and myself. The power should always be in the hands of the artists and their collectors, not the galleries and gatekeepers. For those that want to come along for this new journey, take a second a give me a follow. Lots of big changes on the way and the best art is yet to come, I'm sure of it. Really appreciate everyone for following along.