BASELGEDDON: PILLAS BROS Q&A

December 23, 2014.

The PILLAS BROS

TEN QUESTIONS:

What do you write? Are you in a crew?

    MRKA + NKONE = PILLASBROS

In what city did you start painting in the streets? Do you feel your work has influenced the community in return? If so, how? Is there a relationship between the artist and the community in which they work?

    We started painting in Madrid. Influence is a big word, we hope that people who discovered our work have enjoyed it. The relationship between each artist, their message and their community is their own.

Did you go to school or are you self taught? 

    We are self taught.

How did you get started in the arts and why?

    We were always naturally attracted to drawing and everything else just flowed from it. We are always trying to challenge ourselves and push it further.

How long have you been working in the streets?

    Since 2004.

Who or What inspires you the most?

    Life, everything around us.

What should the general public know about street art? What stereotype about street art/graffiti do you hate the most?

    The term street art itself is pretty annoying, it is too vague of a concept and puts very different genres in the same bag. The public should enjoy any form of art performed in the street that they like.

 Are you a full time artist? Do you have a day job? Is it best to be full time artist or not worry about it and make your $$$ elsewhere, that way you can paint what and how you want, which one offers a more creative outlook?

    Yes we are full time artists. Sometimes we have to do some commercial work in order to eat. We all do what we can, every artist would like to be able to just focus and live off of his work.  The more time you spend doing something the better you get at it. But reality is different sometimes.

What are you working on now? 

    A mixed media piece that incorporates stickers and resin on wood. It’s 30x60”.

What do you hope to achieve or accomplish by putting your work in the street?

    Personal satisfaction, large scale work and interaction with the architecture and the people that see it.

Thank you!

PILLAS

Check out more of their work...

http://pillasbros.blogspot.com/

BASELGEDDON: A Novela The Book...

 So here is a little low down on this years project...

     BASELGEDDON: A Novela. A full color 8.5x11" 64 page soft cover art book which chronicles the 2013 Art Basel Wynwood Street Scene. This photo-journal was exclusively photographed and written by Andrew Kaufman. The edition is limited to 500 signed and numbered copies that will have a silk screened translucent vellum dust jacket. Available now. Reserve your copy.

     Artists included: A SQUID CALLED SEBASTIAN, REST, JAZ, MURO ONE, MAKATRON, TXEMY, INO, BEN EINE, FIVE8, OMEN, VOGUE, ESTRIA, JASE, SP1, POGO, TIMMY DUB, IVAN ROQUE, LINZ, GNS, KOMIK, ATOMIK, DVS, MIRO, SMELLS, THOR, FIB, KASHINK, ALEXIS DIAZ, AUBS, KAZILLA, NOAH LEVY, TUBS, BHAKTI BAXTER, NYCHOS, ROB FOGLE, FREEK, PIXELPANCHO, JEREMY SHANTZ, CHRISTOPHER MASLOW, MR. D, DEITY, SONNI, GOOD AND SHIDDY, EOIN, TOO FLY, LEZA, INTERESNI KAZKI, GARBAGE BEAUTY, GG, ZIP ART, SHERYO, THE YOK and OLIVER CLEGG.


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