Where do your creative ideas come from?
I guess somewhere from outer space. The ideas are out there and you just have to put your self in the right mood, lower out your antennas and catch some of the ideas that are floating around in space. But enough of that esoteric shit, usually I start with a rough sketch, then I doodle some more with the idea to get to the point and then if I think it will work I’ll make the final drawing or whatever. But sometimes I just start painting e.g. when it comes to graffiti…
When and how did you know that your calling was to be an artist?
Like nearly everybody, I am into drawing since my early childhood… but to be more precise it must have been at the age of 12. I was up late night watching TV, skipping through the channels (back then there were only five!) when I saw the documentary “u-bahn bilder und verrückte beine” (better known as style wars) by accident. I was very impressed and still am up to this date by what I have seen in this film. At least since then I know I wanted to be a graffiti artist.
What’s your muse?
mariuahana, music, time pressure, retro childbook illustrations, potato chips, graffiti, tags, throw-ups, vandalism, my wonderful years crew, friends, drawings from my kids, bikerides, doodels and a delicious “schweinebraten mit semmelkmödel” is always very welcome for some inspiration.
Do you have dreams?
hm… don’t really have one, but when I am long gone, it would be funny to see my stuff hanging in some established museum and people are going to pay millions of billions for some little piece of art which I created 200 years ago. hm I know, some kind of corny vision… sorry…
What do you find most gratifying about the art you create?
I like the process more than the final work. it is a bit like meditation or a mission when it comes to graffiti, because you are totally focused on your work. And of course it feels good when some people like it.
What type of materials do you like to use most?
Wood, because it feels soft and alive. I don’t like canvases they just suck. Cardboard is good as well because it is cheap and concrete, coz it is patient like paper.
What advice do you have for anyone looking to start a career as an artist?
Don’t do it! Learn a trade like carpenter or something useful.
3 words about you…
one two four
At this point in time are you working on any particular projects you’d like to talk about?
not really, but since the sun is shining again (well, right now I hear rain and thunder outside) and I am in a good mood I’ll give you a little hint: one project is called ‘cardbordica’ so far and it will be all about “typefaces” on cardboard. I will keep you posted
Anything else the world should know?
squares are double hipsters
Thanks to Burns124 for this refreshing interview – keep up the great work!!! All pictures are courtesy of the artist.
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