Starting May 26th, Pow Wow is at it again this time in Taipei as they kick things off for the inaugural Pow Wow Taiwan. Curated by Pow Wow Hawaii director Jasper Wong along with Lawrence Chen and Taiwanese artist Reach, Pow Wow Taiwan will again find the world’s best artists bringing their best to an international stage as only Pow Wow can do it.
We caught up with Hawaiian artist Angry Woebots to talk about Pow Wow and his latest release Howling Masher to coincide with Pow Wow Taiwan.
1xRun Thru Interview
Howling Masher by Angry Woebots
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is the original still for sale?
Angry Woebots: This is a newer style I been playing with, loose and more raw. It’s the second Masher joint that I have done with 1xRun, I call it the Howler, it’s my Taiwan dedication to the heat. I travel to Southeast Asia a lot and I knew it was gonna be humid as hell, so this is homie complaining about the heat ha. The original sits on my wall back home in Los Angeles, I kinda like it and I never keep my pieces so I think I’ll keep this one.
1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Angry Woebots: It’s my loose style, my Masher series I painted this while chillin’ at home, it’s just more raw then my older pieces. Funshit.
1xRun: When was this piece created and with what materials?
Angry Woebots: This was painted less than a month ago over few hours while kickin’ back at home. For this piece I used a mix of acrylic, spray paint and ink on wood panel.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Angry Woebots: It came about while rolling buff paint and decided to just keep the buff raw and paint the character within the raw lines.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Angry Woebots: It’s of my newer series, so not many of this style has been up for grabs until now.
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Angry Woebots: It’s a chance to pick up one of my fresh works, looks dope framed up and your homies gonna wanna take it from you.
1xRun: Describe this piece in one gut reaction word.
Angry Woebots: Spontaneous and Random.
1xRun: You have traveled a bit throughout Asia, but this is your first time in Taiwan correct? What are you looking forward to ?
Angry Woebots: Since I’m from Hawaii when I participate with POW! WOW! I’m usually staying with my family, this time I’m bunched up with all the artists under one room, so it’s like camp. A lot of of shit talking, beers and laughing. I always wanted to come to Taipei, heard about the eats here and I love food, so it’s all about friends, paint and food. It’s golden. Especially if it’s the experience with my fellow Hawaiians and paint homies. It’s a blast.
1xRun: Have you mapped out your plans for your wall for Pow Wow Taiwan or will you be improvising once you get to the wall?
Angry Woebots: Got some ideas, just gonna get the paint on the wall and see where it goes. Masher style.
1xRun: You’re definitely staying busy as 2014 rolls on, what else do you have after Pow Wow Taiwan?
Angry Woebots: I have Richmond Mural Project in June, releasing my UNCRWND Panda Resin with Silent Stage Gallery (above). In July I’m doing a mural Jam up in the Swiss Alps, then Comic Con San Diego with a bunch of product releases then August doing another mural festival in Mongolia. I am pretty lined up into next year but that’s the line up for summer.
1xRun: Anything you’d like to add that we didn’t touch on?
Angry Woebots: Mad respects to 1xrun for letting me rock out with ya’ll again. Quality shit all the time! Don’t sleep.