THIS IS JAMES KALINDA

Posted April 29, 2016
THIS IS JAMES KALINDA

Interview by Crist Espiritu. Photos provided by James Kalinda. Tell us a little bit about your roots. When and how did your interest in art start I made my first graffiti when I was 15 years old. One of my classmates did strange writings and it stirred something up inside me. It was 1995 and…

THIS IS ZOSEN BANDIDO

Posted April 17, 2016
THIS IS ZOSEN BANDIDO

Interview by Crist Espiritu. Photos provided by Zosen Bandido. Let us talk about your roots. Where do you hail from? I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina but I’ve been living in Barcelona since the beginning of the 90’s. Give us a bit of your history. When did you start doing art? I started doing…

MEET ALARIC HOBBS

Posted April 1, 2016
MEET ALARIC HOBBS

Interview by Crist Espiritu. Photos provided by by Alaric Hobbs. How did you first get into art? I was 5. I ran up to my Dad after school being excited having learnt about an artist who cut his ear with a knife, as far as I can remember art has always been a forefront of…

THIS IS ANDRECO

Posted March 11, 2016
THIS IS ANDRECO

Interview by Crist Espiritu. Photos provided by by Andreco. Featured photo by by Mark Shaw. Let us start with a bit of your history. When did you start doing art? Would you say that you’ve always known that you’re going to be an artist? Since I was a child I was attracted to the arts,…

THIS IS JOSEPH MARTINEZ

Posted February 21, 2014
THIS IS JOSEPH MARTINEZ

Joseph Martinez recently opened his solo show entitled “Steady Hands, Blurry Vision” at SOZE Gallery in LA last January 31, 2014. The show featured Martinez’s signature miniscule paintings on match books and canvases. Mostly rendering in a realistic style, the artist produced artworks that feel like photographed memories. An interesting part of the collection is…

THIS IS ERU AND EMU, HAMADARAKA

Posted January 17, 2014
THIS IS ERU AND EMU, HAMADARAKA

Hamadaraka transports you in a world of delightful confusion. Their art is a realm where animals, mutants and random everyday objects populate a world of dreamy color washed landscapes. Forms and figures familiar yet out of place interact in a festive atmosphere. The wild imageries reach levels of madness that could easily stir up bewilderment…

THIS IS CHASE

Posted November 12, 2013
THIS IS CHASE

I have always theorized that skateboarders make really good street artists. In skateboarding one learns to look at things with various perspectives which are often alien to others. It is an inherent attitude amongst skaters to see multiple creative possibilities in what others might see as mundane spaces. It’s a fact that skaters have a…

MEET GIULIO VESPRINI

Posted October 4, 2013
MEET GIULIO VESPRINI

There has been a wave of progression in the graffiti and street art scene for the past few years. As if some unseen force is nudging contemporary artists to push the boundaries of what is possible in the streets. One of the most fascinating recent developments in the street art visuals are the deconstructive and…

THIS IS CHRISTIAN REX VAN MINNEN

Posted July 29, 2013
THIS IS CHRISTIAN REX VAN MINNEN

Art that comes with a challenge, for me, is good art. This is art which sets into light questions instead of obvious answers. This type of art triggers a contemplative reaction and stirs intrigue within, forcing one to exercise critical thinking. It’s substantial. Christian Van Minnen’s art is definitely the type which challenges the audience….

THIS IS GREG ‘CRAOLA’ SIMKINS

Posted May 20, 2013
THIS IS GREG ‘CRAOLA’ SIMKINS

What gravitated me towards Craola’s works are his modifications of nostalgic images and skillful juxtaposition of elements that are often absurd at first glance. He regularly uses images of iconic cartoon characters from our youth and presents them in bizarre situations that are accented with various kinds of horrors. It’s as if the artist discards…