Federico Archuleta


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


Born in El Paso, Texas, in 1967. Currently live in Austin, Texas



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?



 I have loved to draw and create since childhood, round 8 years old decided "artist" is what I wanted to be when I grew up ( seems like you can't do both ). Album covers, movie posters, and comic books is what drew me to drawing.




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


Don't have a favorite skateboarder, other than my friend Oscar Eduardo down in Guadalajara, Mexico, who owns his own skateboard co.. And he's my only tie to skateboarding, other than you guys who invited me to get on board. Thanks, this is my first painted deck. 



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


Favorite artist? Too tough a question. But a big shout out to Rick Griffin ( dead ), and Oscar Bazaldua ( living mexican pulp comic artist ).


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


 Other than art, I love to ride my bicycle 'round town, play harmonica, shop/browse at used bookstores, record stores searching for inspiration, and attend art shows/exhibitions to see what's going on out there. 



Who are your biggest influences?


Biggest Influences? For sure Rock n Roll. Love David Siqueiros, the mexican muralist that in some respect was the first graffiti muralist. Love Italian (spaghetti) westerns. Pinball machine art, back when it was hand done, not this computer graphics shit.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


Enjoy working with aerosol, one shot paint, golden liquid acrylics, pen and ink, prismacolors, applied on wood, paper, canvas, velvet, metal, and concrete or brick walls. Oh, and I love body painting on beautiful women, but that's once in a blue moon.


Anything else you want to tell?


Watch out for the drugs, in any shape, form, fashion. It can be the best and the worst thing that can happen to you. What works for some, don't work for others. Never confuse the drug for the talent ( Keith Richards syndrome). MODERATION!