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“Inspired by graffiti, food, travel and their wonderful chaotic life together as a couple, their paintings play Dabs’ mischievous and sometimes ribald characters off Myla’s photorealistic cityscapes. Since their move to California, they have never spent more than a few hours apart. They say, “I guess we are pretty lucky… two peas in a pod! Two crazy, workaholic, mad dorks in a pod! After years of living, painting walls and working together, we have only become closer, stronger and even more in sync. Every day we wake up, paint all day, and keep each other entertained with constant chatter and stupid jokes. Who could ask for more out of life?” – Dabs Myla
1xRun Thru Interview
Dabs Myla – Take Me To The Sea – 16 x 24 Giclée on 330gsm Archival Paper
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1xRun: When was “Take Me To The Sea” drawn/created?
Dabs Myla: September/October 2011
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Dabs Myla: We made this painting to take to London for the Moniker Art Fair.The piece is our experiences traveling, but more specifically about traveling to London.
1xRun: How long did this piece take?
Dabs Myla: The painting probably took about 9-10 solid days to make.
1xRun: What is unique about this “Take Me To The Sea”?
Dabs Myla: Recently we have been working a lot with repetition. This piece was the first we did using this idea. The repeating heads in this painting was about how our life is very repetitive…and we love that!! Every day is very similar, wake up … paint …eat …paint …sleep …and repeat. There is something really nice about doing the same thing everyday if its something that you love and if you can share it with someone that you love, well…that just makes it even better.
1xRun: Describe “Take Me To The Sea” in one gut reaction word.
Dabs Myla: light.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Dabs Myla: We have both been making art our whole lives…but we started making artwork together about 7 years ago.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Dabs Myla: The first piece we made together was the first weekend that we were together. We spent the weekend together working on a painting, talking, listening to music and making out!! Which is crazy because that was 7 years ago..and nothing has changed really since the process of that first painting together.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Dabs Myla: NEW2,TAME, DONDI, SEEN, PUZZLE, MARK RYDEN, SALVIDOR DALI, TWIST, ESPO, METHOD, LOOMIT, CAN2, JORZ, CURE
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Dabs Myla: Each other!!!
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Dabs Myla: “We have music on all day…from the second we wake up till we stop working for the day.
We listen to a lot of different music, but at the moment we are listening to a lot of WEEN, BILL CALLAHAN, PINK MOUNTAIN TOPS, LARS FREDRICSON AND THE BASTARDS, THE DEAD MILKMEN and a whole bunch of PINK FLOYD and LED ZEPPLIN right now!!Taking it right back!”
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Dabs Myla: We are lucky enough to collaborate with many other artists on walls especially but sometimes in the studio. Two of our favourite people to collaborate with are Jersey Joe Rime and Greg Craola Simkins!
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Dabs Myla: One of our favorite artists from Australia: Brett Whitely.
1xRun: What else do you have currently in the works?
Dabs Myla: We have a lot on this year. A lot of different projects with different people, as well as a show we will be curating at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles in the summer. For this show we will be making a small series of new work and installation as well as curating some work from some of our closest friends and favorite artists.
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