Gadzoox

 

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

 

I am a street artist from Portland Oregon.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

I've been drawing since I was a wee little kid. I would recreate things I saw and turn them into my own fantasy versions. Over the years, that has evolved and I've changed styles and mediums many times in order learn more and explore different avenues of art

 

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

 

Rodney Mullen. Hands down, greatest skateboarder that has ever lived. He reinvented the sport and turned it into an art form. I was always to fat and clumsy to skate, so I stayed indoors and drew pictures instead.

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?

 

Robert Crumb

 

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

 

Cooking, playing music and thinking of what to create or learn next.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences?

 

My main artistic influences have been mc Escher for his precision and inventiveness. Robert crumb for his style and fearlessness and Ralph steadman for his brilliant use of ink

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Screen printing and good old fashioned sketchbook drawing

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

Art is the best therapy on earth. I think the world needs to hone its understanding and acceptance of art in all of its forms. Whether it be performance, sculpting or graffiti.