CHema Skandal!

 

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?

 

CHema Skandal! was born in Tenochtitlán, México City. He is currently based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

I have been drawing since I can remember. I actually learned first how to draw than write. Later I realized it could be a professional occupation, so I pursued a career in Fine Arts.

 

 

Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?

 

Not really. There are some names but I don't follow someone in specific. I respect their work though! I tried it when I was a young teenager but all the gear then was so expensive in México I couldn't afford it. I rather used money in buying music.

 

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?

 

José Guadalupe Posada, probably the greatest mexican Artist who used to draw and print skeletons.

 

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?

 

I support and promote music, as my Artwork is strongly influenced by it.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences?

 

Contemporary artists and their techniques. Music and society too.

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

I work on a wide variety of mediums from wood-block to silk-screen printing and digital media. Most of my work is hand drawn and uses traditional techniques though.

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

Thank you for having me in this epic show!  For more information about my Artwork you can visit www.chemaskandal.com