After creating the first issue of Ubikwist that resonated with most people, I thought of Escape. My desire is for you, the reader, to find yourself in these pages and for you to connect with the stories and images to create your own world.
This Escape issue is a combination of visuals and stories tied to an emotion, a feeling, a fantasy, a dream, a memory, a thought about life and its experiences. I want you to feel these stories viscerally, aesthetically and emotionally. I want to tear down the limitations of self-expression, allowing you to flip through these pages and be amazed by the work of the artists featured. Through the beauty and power of their creations, I hope to invoke feelings of liberation.
As Editor-in-Chief, I have had the pleasure of leading a team of talented and creative individuals. Our aim is to transport readers to a surreal world, one which they will inexplicably connect with. The industry is changing, oftentimes real art is compromised for commercial interests. Thus, it is my duty to champion unique self-expression.
The inspiration for this issue came from the different art forms employed by the artists featured here who use their work to escape. I wanted to create a body of work that reflected the beauty and imperfections of art. It was important that this issue was not just pages of pictures and stories, but rather personal experiences that people can relate to.
I would like to thank everyone who made this issue possible. I hope that as you read this issue, it will inspire your own artistic spirit. May Escape engross you in the world that you have always dreamed of going to.