1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece. Was it part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Made514: I really like the shape of the letters in this piece. They remind me of some kind of a bio/anatomical shape. This piece was originally on exhibit for the Artaq in Paris and sold at the Pierre Cardin space in Paris during an exhibition. It was part of a black and white series I had done on metal plate and probably the best piece of the series. I think overall it is one of my favorite works, I like the flow and the movement it has.
1xRUN: What materials were used to create this piece with?
Made514: I painted this piece with water based enamel for the background and fine acrylic for the styles. I also used fire to burn the metal to create different kinds of shadows which gave more of a depth to the artwork. The support is a metal plate recycled from an offset printing press.
1xRun: When was the piece created and how long did it take to complete?
Made514: I did this piece back in 2011. In all, it took me about five days to finish.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Made514: The idea came from the stream of ideas that run through my mind everyday about my styles. I don’t really think on what to do, it just pops up.
1xRun: What do you feel is unique about this piece?
Made514: I don’t usually paint the same thing twice, so this is a unique piece of artwork for that reason alone. This one is the most unique of the series due to the full circle in the background.
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Made514: For steel passion!!
1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
Made514: Motionless Movement.
1xRun: When did you first start making art and what was your first piece?
Made514: I first started making art when I was about 16 years old. My first piece was a frog with an helmet.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Made514: Giger, Dalì, Sorayama, M.C.Esher, Catch and many more.
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Made514: I’m inspired from what I consider beauty. There are a lot of this kinds of things out there, most of them come from nature and the rest fits in harmony.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so, what?
Made514: I can really listen all kind of music, I like to have different kinds of input. Recently though, I like to paint while listening sci-fi movies.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Made514: There are many different artist than I would like to collaborate with. One of them would have to be Robert Proch. He’s a young great artist.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
1xRun: Any big shows or events coming up that you’d like to share?
Made514: Next month I will paint a wall 20 meters high in the AHEAD project, I’m very exited!