1xRUN Thru Interview
In Transit by CES
1xRUN: Tell us a little bit about the original piece, it’s painted some pretty unique materials isn’t it?
CES: The original is painted with spray paint and posca markers on a New York City transit subway train letter line. It is a one of a kind. It was created in 2012 for the Detroit Beautification Project and it is for sale here at 1xRUN for $1200.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about? How long did this piece take?
CES: A friend of mine works for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and he was able to remove the train line letters before they sent the old trains out ot be dumped in the ocean to create coral reef. This is a true piece of history. This piece took several days from start to finish and over 30 years of practice.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
CES: The original piece is painted directly on the MTA vinyl sheet from the 1980s. The prints each piece will be hand-embellished making each one unique and a one of a kind.
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
CES: It’s worth it! The piece is very rare.
1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
1xRun: When did you first start making art? What was your first piece?
CES: I would say 1975, I was 5 years old…never stopped. My first piece I drew a tiger.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on? What artists inspire you now?
CES: Comics, cartoons and early graffiti in New York. Now? Too many to list.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
CES: Mostly rock…
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
CES: I’m working on that.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
CES: Dali. He was so out there.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
CES: A Dali print, it’s still hanging in my home.
1xRun: What was the last piece of art that you bought?
1xRun: What else do you have in the works?
CES: I’ll be traveling abroad for several exhibitions.