Issue Three: Instinct


6YL is a thoughtful curation of art on paper. It is an annual publication showcasing the work of creatives from around the world. It features the visual responses of a chosen theme that inspire & challenge.

Issue Three explores the idea of ‘Instinct’ and features the work from some fantastic people such as Does, Gent48, JKB Fletcher, Unwell Bunny, Fintan Magee and many more…

“In art as in love, instinct is enough.”
– Anatole France (1844 – 1924)
French poet, journalist, and novelist.

Instinct is defined as ‘an innate, typically fixed pattern of behaviour in response to certain stimuli’ which is essentially the essence of what 6YL is trying to showcase. With every issue we try and curate a range of responses to a certain idea. What better challenge than to ask artists to record their initial reactions – use their instincts and give us their interpretations of our theme.

Curation process for this issue was run a little differently this year where artists submitted their current portfolio rather than specific works. Since we wanted to feature those ‘raw’ responses, we selected some of our favourite artists and invited them to give us exclusive pieces for the mag. This is our biggest issue yet with a record number of artists and full-page artwork. See the full list artists.