Peeta has approached many different styles, and has finally elaborated a personal technique which takes inspiration from sculpture and industrial design and consists on a highly original execution of the 3D painting.
His success as a graffiti writer has pushed him to exceed the Italian boundaries as he started traveling all around the US and Canada, spreading his art and reaching an audience on an international scale, thanks in part to his participation in graffiti contests, Meeting of Styles and personal and collective expositions.
He’s completely into graffiti and painting, his passion has became a lifestyle and has been pushing him to continuously research, study and deepen his knowledge of new techniques, materials and shapes. The elaboration of his personal style came from the intention of joining together traditional lettering with 3D painting. This experiment has finally ended up in giving life to a unique kind of visual rhythm, created by the intersecting lines between sections of conic, cylindrical and twisting surfaces. The role of sculpture comes to be essential for this purpose. In fact, sculpture represents for the artist a direct contact with three-dimensionality and so it helps him to find nice 3D effects and to deeply understand the rules of light and shadows. His website can be found here.
Peeta has returned to 1xRun.com for his second Run! Check out his first Run “Confidence” here. Read on for photos, videos and the 1xRun Thru Interview with Peeta where he discusses past influences, his first piece and more! View Cliquey below or over at www.1xrun.com/runs/Cliquey
1xRun Thru Interview
Peeta – Cliquey
1xRun: What materials was Cliquey printed on/drawn with?
Peeta: The original is painted on canvas with acrylics using airbrush.
1xRun: Is the original still for sale?
Peeta: Yes, at Mauger Modern Gallery, London.
1xRun: When was the piece drawn/created?
Peeta: October 2011
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Peeta: 4 full days.
1xRun: What is unique about Cliquey?
Peeta: This canvas has been taken as inspiration for the creation of a sculpture in PVC of the same shape, still under construction.
1xRun: Describe this Run in one gut reaction word.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Peeta: I’ve started painting graffiti in 1993 and set up my own business as an artist in 2008.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Peeta: A piece in a wall of my small town where I wrote “PITA” using black, blue and white paint.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Peeta: Some local writers of my region as well as Barcelona’s graffiti scene.
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Peeta: Atelier Olschinsky
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Peeta: Recently we listen mostly to Jazz 24 webradio but every kind of music is well accepted.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Peeta: Delta, because I’m really fascinated by what he produce and, despite being very different from what I do, a collaboration between us could give life to an interesting artistic and visual contrast. Check out an interview Delta did with FormatMag here.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Peeta: Dare, because I really respect him and what he as done for the world of graffiti. He has been a “teacher” for lots of writers. I love his pieces, they’ve always communicated to me energy and dynamism.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Peeta: The only work of art I own is a present by Seak.
1xRun: What else do you have currently in the works?
Peeta: I’m collaborating with some galleries in Amsterdam, NYC and Vancouver in order to have some big shows planned by the end of Summer 2012 but still don’t have any fixed date. Please check any news about it at my “Exhibition” page. Moreover I’m participating to a print show at Slate aka Scion Gallery in April 2012.
1xRun: Where can people find you across the internette?
1xRun: Anything else you would like to add?
Peeta: Nothing in particular, here is a list of magazines and blogs that recently published something about Peeta: