Flix Interview – 1- 09-2021
1- How do you define yourself? How do you define your projects?
I consider myself an artist of the public space, since I do projects both in the open spaces of the street and in more confined spaces of museums or galleries.
My projects are in the style of geometric abstraction, This represents a mixture of past and future, since I like to merge some geometric elements of ancestral cultures, such as fabrics, totems, patterns and shapes, with more contemporary elements such as robots, mechanisms , geometric and architectural elements present in the cities around us.
2- How did you start working on street art?
My experience with the streets began in the middle of 2003, when the military intervention in Iraq was taking place. And that’s when I decided to make several stickers against the war, also some posters in favor of peace. Then I decided to increase the format of what I was doing on the street a bit and I took the initiative to make several posters and stencils of larger sizes with the intention that the message on the street would have more force and be more visible. Parallel to these interventions, I also began to paint and make characters on the street as a species of hybrids of various ancestral cultures, which I call totem robots, which interacted with existing urban elements.
3- Where do you find the inspiration to create your projects? Are they modifiers of urban space?
Much of the inspiration to create my projects comes from that constant walking through the city, I always go down the street observing and geometrizing the different elements that surround me, and many times these are the trigger for creation and suggest ways with which to I can interact and they serve to complement my interventions.
These interventions modify the urban space, since elements that could go unnoticed come to life and appear in the middle of the city, transforming it into a playful and colorful space, sensitizing people in their way of living and feeling the city.
4- What does Street Art represent for you in this constantly changing world?
Street art represents for me a powerful tool that serves to communicate, sensitize and transform our environment, and the constant changes in the world make street art grow, reinvent itself and strengthen itself, expanding the mind and geaving people, different visions.
5- Do you think Street Art should be legal or should it continue to be a form of art pursued by the police? Have you ever had problems?
I think that the dynamics of what is happening in the street art scene, has made that every time this is seen as something legal, for example, the issue of festivals and permissible commissions that it has already been doing in many cities, are summoned by mayors and institutions, and that has made the police and passersby in general see this type of intervention with more acceptance and when they see a person doing something in an intervention (allowed or not allowed) they see it with a more open mind.
Luckily I have never had many problems. Only on two occasions, one in my city Caracas that the police caught me putting some wheatpaste, but they did not take me and on another occasion in London where some guards caught me painting in the street and there if I had to run and they could not catch me hehehe.
6- How long does it usually take to prepare each project?
When it is a permissible project, it usually takes from a week to 10 days, while I take the measurements and stake out and adjust the design to the wall, and then paint it and give it the final touches.
When they are smaller-scale interventions and not allowed on the street, I usually do them in less than 20 minutes.
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