LOCATION: Currently in Atlanta, soon to be back home in Los Angeles
What is the medium you most like to work in?
I've been doing a lot of murals the past couple years. I like painting large scale because it’s a full body experience and I get to have massive cans of colours in my possession at all times. Also, my close up vision is going, so it’s easier on my eyes.
What are your thoughts about the medium of the paste-up?
• I like doing paste ups because it’s quick. If I want to do something not quite so legal, I want to get out of there and not hang out. I am too delicate to go to jail.
• It’s a good way to get a repetitive message across as well, which could be useful for visual mind control schemes. Not that I want to do that.
• A lot of wheat paste looks like cum.
Tell us about your studio/where you make your art.
My apartment is my studio. It started off as just the lounge, but has taken over the bedroom and paint cans line the kitchen. It’s always in a state of slightly organized chaos. As soon as I clean up after one project, the next art tornado hits. I could really use a housekeeper. (see above)
What will you be sending us for this year's PASTE MODERNISM?
Oh, the usual.. some animals, sperm, a one-eyed vagina or two and maybe a couple of completely handpainted pieces..
What other projects/exhibitions/events are coming up for you soon?
I am finishing up a mural project I’ve been doing in the neighborhood of Historic South Atlanta for the past couple of years, then a couple more mural commissions and then off to Los Angeles.
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