Back at it again, the incomparably Canadian D3N!@L brings us his latest, Rise. Each of the 12 x 24 x 2 cradled wooden boxes were hand painted and stenciled onto found wood with a mix of spray paint, geso, cardstock and urethane. Read on for the 1xRUN Thru with D3N!@L as he gives us the inspiration behind Rise, past influences and more after the jump.
1xRUN Thru Interview
Rise by D3N!@L
1xRun: Is the original for Rise still for sale?
D3N!@L: The original has a black background with silver baroque in it and stands 6ft x 3ft and is for sale currently in a gallery in Toronto, ON. Contact me for details.
1xRun: When was this piece drawn/created?
D3N!@L: The original was drawn a few years ago.
1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
D3N!@L: These pieces are also made from scrap recycled/found wood. I wanted to add an organic-ness to the piece by painting on wood and recycled cardstock and not buy any “new” wood to make them. I think it worked out well.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
D3N!@L: I like to play with juxtaposition and contrast. I love the look of a beautiful refined rose over top a mess of a background with scratches and splatters. The contrast kind of forces the rose out of the painting, almost hovering.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
D3N!@L: This series of 33 took 1 week to make.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
D3N!@L: Each piece is unique in this series! I used 33 different colors of paint to do the unique backgrounds.
1xRun: Why should people buy this piece/print?
D3N!@L: It’s a sexy bitch, that’s why. Haha.
1xRun: Describe the piece/print in one gut reaction word.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
D3N!@L: 6 years old.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
D3N!@L: I used to love drawing guns and battle scenes. I also loved tracing old skateboard logos and making up fake skateboard brands and logo. My grandfather was an artist and inspired me to draw and paint young.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
D3N!@L: Loud music, preferably the Clash, the Misfits & Black Flag.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
D3N!@L: I would love to meet David Choe, he seems like fun as shit.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
D3N!@L: Warhol was a bitch I heard, so Basquiat I guess.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
D3N!@L: I can’t remember.
1xRun: What was the last piece of art that you bought?
D3N!@L: A piece from Jason Deary.
1xRun: What else do you have currently in the works?
D3N!@L: A new series of works to be unveiled in September at 323East.
1xRun: Anything else you would like to add?
D3N!@L: Hey US Customs, let me the fuck across the border! I dare ya!
1xRun: Where can people find you across the internette?
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