SMOG1

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

 

I was born in St-Cloud France in 1972, I currently reside in South Florida. 

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

I've been drawing since I can remember, so I don't know exactly what drew me to draw - its natural I guess. 

 

 

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

 

My favorite skater is Mike Vallely, I skated for 10 years myself. 

 

 

4) Who is your favorite artist, living or dead? 

 

Too many to just have one, but I would say MC Escher would be one.

 

 

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

 

I don't know, lately I've been on the grind, if I'm not doing murals then I'm tattooing. If I'm not doing that, I'm painting canvases, I don't really have time to do anything else. 

 

 

Who are your biggest influences?

 

I would say hip hop in the 80's would be a great influence, the spray can art book, and I would say back then mode 2 influenced me to do characters. 

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Of course spray paint is number one, but I like to use oils and acrylic on my canvases with my spray paint and for my Black Books I like to use prismacolor soft lead pencils. 

 

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

I never use computers to do any of my lettering or light sources.  Not that I'm against it, I just never learned how, so instead I'll build a sculpture out of construction paper to make letters then I'll take a photograph of it with the light source.