DOMINIC DeVENUTA

 

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

 

Born: Oakland, Ca. Yr: '81 Current City: Portland, Or.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

Ed Roth, R. Crumb, Basil Wolverton, and John K. managed to impregnate my brain with gross maggot infested thoughts at a young age. I was captivated by the grotesque cartoon aesthetic. Thanks to those dudes, the encouragement of friends and family, I have created a world around prolapsed eyes and ani (plural of anus). Not to mention skulls, blood, and violence. 

 

 

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

 

The screedlers I roll the streets with - all of them. 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?

 

I have a stable of favorites. Craig Wheat, Jon Werrin, Sivonna West, Morgaine Faye, Thee Swamp Wizards, and so many more.

 

 

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

 

Skateboarding

 

 

Who are your biggest influences? 

 

Ed Roth, R. Crumb, Basil Wolverton, John K., Craig Wheat, Jon Werrin, Morgaine Faye.

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Beer, acrylic, ink, and gouache.

 

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

Nah just keep it real.