That's It

Interview with one of Miami's finest emerging artists: Daniel Ore’lus St Juste III AKA [NDGO SCOOP]

That’s it. In honor of my Couch Conversation with Daniel Ore’lus St Juste III, I’m changing my favorite color to NDGO [indigo]!

NDGO SCOOP is the artist name St Juste goes by. Child of a Haitian Puerto Rican love story, he was born in New Jersey, and grew up in Liberty City, Miami in the 90’s. He paints, he composes music, and through his work, he hopes to evoke thought in people.

“I’ve been doing art all my life.” – NDGO

NDGO is clearly devoted to his craft, working long hours at Next Generation Studios until the latest time of night, or early morning of day – depending on how you look at it. He took some time off to talk to me about everything. How he got to where he is today, his paintings, his music, and sex. #madblushingyo.

I had met NDGO a few times before, and what had prompted me to ask him for the interview was hearing his thoughts and opinions on sex. His latest project, SEX SYMBLS, is showing at the Sagamore. He seems to have it all figured out whereas I can’t seem to clearly explain to my friends why yes it’s fine to sleep with whomever they choose, but that doesn’t mean they should.

“As human beings we look at everything as a symbol. What I do as an artist is take a picture, and use that picture as a symbol to represent something that is going on, in particular sex.” -NDGO

The color indigo combines attributes of deep blue and violet. Power, dignity, integrity and deep sincerity. The color meaning of indigo reflects great devotion, wisdom and justice along with fairness and impartiality. After chatting with NDGO, I would say that the artist name he chose is an accurate representation. When I look at his work I do see power at play, and I don’t think a human alive in our world today would say that sex isn’t about power.

What does his work make you feel? Peruse the photos below if you can’t make it to the Sagamore, and let me know your thoughts via Instagram DM. You can find NDGO there too, here and here.

The fun of my Couch Conversations series continues with Marley from Glam Goth Beauty next! Make sure you turn on notifications for the Tropicult Instagram so you don’t miss any of my live videos! Besos!