Diego DGOH

Diego DGOH Interview – 10- 09-2021

1- How do you define yourself? How do you define your projects?

I define myself as an urban visual artist, with a more poetical look at murals. But I really like traditional Graffiti like bombs and paintings on trains. Today I define my projects more and more focused on fineart with research and concepts about my look at the good things in life. Through this I synthesize my productions from digital illustrations to canvases.

Diego DGOH @diegodgoh https://www.instagram.com/diegodgoh/

2- How did you start working on street art?

I started through Graffiti in 2006 as a traditional Hip Hop Graffiti writer. Over the years I started drawing some characters and building a universe with them. In 2015 I decided to paint only my characters on the streets, doing studies and prospecting some works and over the years I have been improving my work.

3- Where do you find the inspiration to create your projects? Are they modifiers of urban space?

I’m inspired by the good things that life shows me, I really like to represent this look for people, bringing hope and poetry. I’m from Brazil and here life is a little difficult for some people, I believe that art helps to transform places and people’s lives.

4- What does Street Art represent for you in this constantly changing world?

Street Art for me in the general context is the most democratic art in the world, because it reaches people from different social classes. And this art is increasingly gaining strength and connecting more people in different parts of the world.

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?

This is very relative.. Because it is difficult to compare an action of invading a place to paint something at dawn with another legalized art with a painting at an event that supports artists.. So there are 2 extremes. But for me everything is valid and very important, illegal or legal. The most fun is expressing yourself and being happy with what you’re doing. Yes, I have already been arrested in São Paulo for painting some bombers but everything has already been resolved with justice.

6- How long does it usually take to prepare each project?

Normally for large murals I take a few months from building the layout to space survey. And also because I depend on sponsorship and some notices for costs.


 Interview conducted by Art Bill – journalist and owner of Street Art In Action.


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