Out of Brazil feat. FranciscoSkt - Issue 4 [From the He(ART)]

Interview by Billiejane Phengsy

WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND, AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born and raised in São Paulo and a lot of things happen here from an early age, there are so many references and influences everywhere, drawing since a kid and this city continues to influence me too much to do what I do, even if I don't get out of home, I can create new things all day long hahahaha

WHAT TYPE OF ART DO YOU DO? 

There was a time when I didn't know very well if I wanted to live from what I produce, have a regular job or become a skateboarder. Six years ago I still had many doubts about which course to take, and before that I had some common jobs here, developing gradually and studying new styles and ways to create faster and faster, I gradually found myself, and today I have a style of my own. Today I can fit this in several different ways, I can do on paper. digital, wall, skin, any available surface I can fit my work.

WHERE DOES YOUR INSPIRATION COME FROM? OR WHO?

I look for a lot of inspiration in movies and everyday things, as I'm not going out much lately I always try to watch some movie, series and short films to always be able to draw people, animals, and anything else that takes me out of the comfort zone. My friends and places inspire me a lot too.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DOODLE?

I like to draw people, because in a busy and crowded city like São Paulo, people is not lacking. They are always running and everywhere, so I can draw without needing any reference

HAVE YOU HAD ART SHOWS? IF SO, WHEN? WHERE?

I had two exhibitions in New York, both with my friend Alejandro (@at_thegreat), where we made a collaboration. He took the pictures and I did some illustrations interacting with the images, it was really cool, I was not present at the exhibition because I was in Brazil , but I hope to have the opportunity to have my work exposed more often in New York.

DO YOU HAVE ART THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE?

I keep a small collection of canvases that isn't much publicized, but prints, tattoos, digital works and everything else I can do is for sale. There are some art that I don't sell because I like it too much and have a certain sentimental value hahhahha

AS A CREATIVE, WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS OF ART AND CULTURE?

My view on this is that the people who produce should be more united, I see that in other countries this happens a lot, in some places there are people going over the others to have their goals achieved in the wrong way, but  there is room for everyone. This is kind of sad, but I keep doing my job without undercutting and not going over anyone.

ARE YOU WORKING ON ANY COLLABORATIONS OR NEW CREATIONS AT THE MOMENT?

At the moment I'm not doing any collaboration other than this one with you hahahaha

But I hope to do soon, I have a lot to show, and I think I have not explored everything yet, I'm always looking for new things, for example, a collaboration with a toy brand would be cool hahahahahah

Anyway, I'm always creating and open to new experiences

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE YOUR ART?

I really wanted to be the cover of a magazine, but that dream you will already realize, and I am very grateful for the space they gave me, now I think the next step is to make a character of mine in some new york building or something, because I didn't do any mural in buildings.

 

IF YOU HAD A FEW WORDS OR SENTENCES YOU WOULD GIVE TO INSPIRE OTHER ARTIST, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?

Be yourself, do what you want and do it well, do not go over anyone to achieve your goals, draw every day, and do not forget to feed well hahahaha

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