BIO Kitsune Jolene
Kitsune Jolene (Jolien De Waele, 1992*) is a young and upcoming street artist, mainly working in Ghent, Belgium. After her studies in Visual Art & Architecture, and an extended period as assistant to a few big artists in the world of street art, she took matters into her own hands. Today you can find her in Belgium and reaching all the way to Dubai, practicing her own skills and creating works of art, more specifically portraits of women, animals, fauna and flora infused with various cultures and myths. On the side she works as a social media journalist, and participates in working for and with a handful of street art minded organizations in the Benelux.
What is a Kitsune?
The story behind my name is basically the following:
After a long search for an alias – because my real name is unpronounceable for most – I decided to google deep dive into the origins of my favourite Pokémon ‘Ninetales’, who turns out to be based on the Japanese myth of Kitsune. They are spirit foxes who can turn thousands of years old, but after the first 100 they can shape shift into -typically- young women. They’re known to be mischievous, playful, not necessarily good nor bad but most try to do what’s right. Which to me fit like a glove.