Each episode features an established artist or group of artists in the post graffiti/urban art/contemporary art scene and will bridge the gap between the artwork hanging on gallery walls around the world, and the artists who create that work. Interviewing artists in the post graffiti/urban art/contemporary art scene.
Dulk is one of the hottest artists on the mural scene these days and seems to be part of more projects than one man should be able to handle. His incredibly detailed murals and studio works are based on the animal world but have a mystical air to them that challenges reality. His murals focuses on animals native to the places he paints and mix brushwork with spray paint in a way that seems to give him a larger range of colors then the rest of us. Based in Valencia Spain, the work he creates in his studio, just two blocks form the ocean, is no less impressive. Whether sculpture or canvas work, the clean and precise images are full of color and fantasy. We were very excited to sit down with Dulk during Pow Wow Hawaii to discuss all of it.
Lauren YS, also known as Lolo, is a ball of fire and creativity. Originally from Hawaii, now based in the Bay area of northern California, she spends most of her time these days traveling the world painting her own very specific style of psychedelic imagery featuring strong feminine themes and mind bending dream-like scenes. Her personality and punk-rock identity within the artworld give no indication to the surprising path she took to get here, but with a helpful spark from Vantagepoint alumni Nychos a few years ago, Lauren stormed into the global mural scene and has showed no signs of slowing. After a few beers in the Lana Lane studios one evening during Pow Wow Hawaii 2018, we switched on the mics and recorded one of the most fun interviews we’ve had on Vantagepoint with the wonderful Lauren YS.
Part 3 of a 4 part series, recorded with special guest Host FinDAC.. we catch up with Vantagepoint Alumni on what they been doing since we last spoke to them on Vantagepoint. Recorded on the day of the opening of Urban Nation in Berlin, this interview series is loose, irreverent and ever increasingly drunken.
This episode features Roland Henry, Vidam the Weird, DXTR the Weird and Base23 Even more beer has been consumed, the looser the better..
Mark Bodé is the son of Vaughn Bodé, creator of the iconic Cheeech Wizard character and possibly the biggest aesthetic influence on the first wave of graffiti writers and therefor all graffiti writers. Mark has picked up his fathers torch and among his other artistic endeavors, continues to breath life into the world of illustration his father created nearly 50 years ago. For the entirety of the time that graffiti has been around Cheech Wizard, The Lizard, and the Bodé influence continues to be seen and respected and it’s influence through all genres of art and music is immeasurable.
San Fransisco based Ricky Watts has been working his way to his current artistic practice for many years and through many different forms of art making. From his early days writing graffiti into years of academic study of design, illustration, and architecture he somehow worked his way into focusing on abstract work. His whirling compositions of undulating colors twisting in and out of themselves are both precisely thought out and pre planned and totally loose and freestyled in the moment. We sat down with Ricky during his week long collaborative mural with VantagePoint’s very own JB at the Pow Wow festival in Hawaii to learn all about where he’s been and where he’s going.