in the Category: art

I take it very seriously to not take things too seriously

The June issue usually gives way to a new 20-something list, featuring models, musicians, actors, illustrators, fashion designers, photographers, artists, architects,... and so much more. The people who are a representation of young society in Belgium, a generation ready to rule our world. In 2020, hence the double number, we’re serving you, hungry hearts, 2 editions of our acclaimed list. That’s right, we’re doubling the number of features, starting a bit earlier. Let us introduce you to the faces you didn't realise you wanted to meet!

Geran Knol
Artist & musician and half of Park Pardon, Antwerp

What do we & our readers need to remember about you?

I take it very seriously to not take things too seriously.


What is the (near) future bringing you?

A new space to live in, more projects to work on, and my new tape Speaking in Circles released on Jj Funhouse.


What are you up to these days?

I continued working on Schijngelaten with Bloeme van Bon as Park Pardon, it’s a series of papier-maché wall masks that we make ourselves.

What artists are you listening to?

Hiroshi Yoshimura, Lucky Dragons, Pauline Anna Strom, Diseño Corbusier among many others.


What makes your heart go faster these days?

Reading the news.


What are you doing daily at 9 pm/9 am?

9 am: Drinking coffee.
9 pm: Drinking wine.

How do you bring some routine into your days?

I still wake up every day at around 7 in the morning and don’t watch any series or TV during the day.


What satisfies you?

When something happens and I feel like it was supposed to happen.


What’s your favourite lockdown Instagram account?

I like going through profiles of people selling antiques and vintage furniture.

What’s your favourite lockdown book?

I have to admit I haven’t been reading books during this period.


What’s your favourite lockdown film?

I also haven’t watched any films.


What’s one of your sources of inspiration that may surprise people?

I think M.I.A. is one of the greatest artists of our time, both her music and her message.

I shouldn’t waste my time too much and just start to do the things I’ve been wanting to do

How does the current crisis make you feel?

Very unsure of the future and it puts a lot of things in perspective.


Who is the person that most influenced you throughout your development in life?

My boyfriend Kevin, we’ve been together since I was 21.


What is the most important thing you’ve learned lately?

I shouldn’t waste my time too much and just start to do the things I’ve been wanting to do.

Is there anyone in your scene who needs more attention?

Louis Reith who’s best known for his visual work also makes very nice music.


Comfort food/speciality dish now?

My friend Laura gave me some kefir grains so recently I’ve been making lemonades.

@geranknol, @parkpardon, @oval_angle