1xRun Thru Interview
Yo Yo by Skewville
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this original piece…
Skewville: I got an opportunity to paint a building that looked like a giant radio. So I painted a giant radio on it.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Skewville: I wanted to pay a long over-due homage to this building that has been painted over in Bushwick.
1xRUN: What materials were used in the original and what materials were used for these prints and 3d limited edition box sets?
Skewville: The original mural was just flat black with metallic silver spray paint, so when I decided to finally make a print I felt like it had to have that same feel. The only way to get really thick metallic ink on a print is to silkscreen with good old plastisol, oil based ink on tar paper. The 3D versions are box framed with wood and then painted.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Skewville: Black 1 day. Silver 1 day.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Skewville: The 3d Version. Made in Skewville…Not made in China
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Skewville: Snooze you lose.
1xRun: Describe these prints in one gut reaction word.
1xRun: When did you first start making art? What was your first piece?
Skewville: Who’s to say we even started yet. Well, my grandmother told that the wallpaper in our kitchen had so many stains on it because as babies me and my brother used to the throw our food at it.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on? What artists inspire you now?
Skewville: Early on it was my mom. She was an art teacher. Now it is my twin brother, Droo. He thinks completely different than me. Yet, sorta the same.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work?
Skewville: My new girlfriend is my favorite DJ. She recently turned me on to “Theme Time Radio” with Bob Dylan. Otherwise I’d honestly forget to turn on the music. Thanks Lea.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why? Any deceased artist?
Skewville: Who’s that guy that’s famous for those completely white canvases? I’d think it’d be fun to fuck around with him. For the latter: Bob Ross.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it? The last?
Skewville: We were 8 and saved up my allowance for when we took a trip to Disneyland. We bought a pirate head made out of a coconut with a leather eyepatch , feather earring and a bandana. The works. To this day me and my brother fight over who bought it. Yes, I had it at my old studio for years. I would say that was the last as well.