artist of the week: EMEA

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Where were you born/raised?

 

I was born and raised in a small village in the middle of Mallorca, Spain. I lived there until the age of 18, when I moved to Barcelona to study.

 

When/How did you get into art/graffiti? 

 

When I was a kid I enjoyed looking out the window while traveling by car. Thats where I started to notice all the signs and graffitis. 

I used to like drawing the tables in class even if at the end of the day the cleaners erased it all. After every lesson we changed classroom, so it was a way for me to show the other guys what I had drawn, it had the temporal essence.  One day we got a new classmate, he saw one of my drawings on the table and he asked me if I wanted to go with him and his friends to do graffiti. I was fifteen when I picked up a can for my first time. 

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Has your style changed throughout the years?

 

Yes, a lot. I think it is something beautiful and natural. Before I thought I had to have a fixed style to stand out from everybody else. Now I intend to express myself in a natural form. I am in a constant process of change, and I think that is what describes my style the best.

 

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What's your creative process like? 

Head and hand go separately. First I sketch my idea, I work with the concept I want to make, and then I leave the hand for the physical job. For example, I do graffiti at night and my alter ego is a vampire. I have the perfect idea in my head of a vampire but every time that I draw it, it comes out different. I like to think there is an independent brain inside of my hand.

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Walk us through a typical day of yours.

 

My girlfriend normally wakes me up, because I love sleeping in. I have a big breakfast, and then I take my bike and drive to my studio in Palma old town. I share the studio with a group of friends either we mess around or we work. At night if it’s quiet in town and we are in the mood we go and paint.

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Describe your work in 3 words.

Youthful, conceptual, fauvist.

 

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Any exciting upcoming projects we should know about? 

 

I’m going to paint a big mural in my city that illustrates problems we have in the society of today. I also plan on doing a workshop about art and surrealism for kids with autism and learning disabilities.

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