1xRun Thru Interview
Smiling Charlie Thoughtcrime by Bask
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about the hand painted multiples, what materials did you use to create them? When were they created? How long did these pieces take?
Bask: These pieces are a continuation of my Thoughtcrime series. The Smiling Charlie image holding a grenade, is painted on a series of weathered panels. This set was completed within the past month. It’s hard to say how long they took to create because salvaging the panels from a variety of places over a long time is just as much of a part the art as laying down the paint on top of them. Each piece has it’s own history imbedded onto itself.
1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Bask: Just that each piece is hand crafted. Each panel has been painted and processed by me. I like the idea of small production works that let people get a original piece of art for the cost of some prints these days.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Bask: I have been saving these panels for a while and finally it was time to cut them down and make some art out of them. Paintings of the same stenciled image but each looking 100% original to itself. Each piece has it’s own distinct character and personality while keeping the repetition of the Thoughtcrime.
1xRun: What is unique about these pieces?
Bask: The individuality of each piece from the next.
1xRun: Why should people buy this piece?
Bask: Because they’re fucking AWESOME!
1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
1xRun: 2012 was a busy year for you, what have you been working on recently?
Bask: Last year was a huge year for me. I can’t really talk about it in detail yet but I did a lot of work for certain Marvel film coming out in a few months. That’s all I can say for now without getting sued into third world poverty.
1xRun: What else do you have in the works for 2013?
Bask: More art shows, more murals, more havoc in a city or state near you.