Born in the Interzone at some point in the past, Sr. X grew up in an old church converted into a television studio, and was raised by a pack of dystopian economic analysts. Most likely as a result of this, he has developed a weird fondness for flower patterns, cardboard boxes and reduced spaces. When he is not answering mails from endangered Nigerian princes or collecting used mint-flavored chewing gums from walls, he likes to spend his time in deep telepathic conversation with all kinds of imaginary beings.
Currently based in London, he's a brilliant street artist who creates amazing artworks that use humor as a way to fight against social injustice.
We had the opportunity to ask Sr. X about his art, his creative process, his inspiration and philosophy as a street artist.
How did you become interested in Art?
Sr. X: I'm not sure how, but I think that all started as a kid, with comics and cartoons. Thanks to them I started drawing stuff and from there I become interested in other kinds of art, like classics or modern art.
Why street art?
Sr. X: I did my first stencil by chance in a party at home, and I went out with it and painted all around town that night. The next day I did another one and soon I found that this was a great way to express myself.
How would you describe your style?
Sr. X: I have different styles, depending on the kind of piece or on what I want to say. I work mostly with stencils but I like make them a bit more dynamic adding splatters or drippings and a bit of freehand. It would be called dirty stencil or something like that...
Where do you find your inspiration?
Sr. X: In the everyday life, the news, the people. I research a lot in old ads or old films, mixing all a bit till something new came out.
Who are your influences?
Sr. X: I love classic art and of course street art. Nowadays each time that you are on internet you can see a lot of different stuff the influences you from people that you never heard about, so, is difficult too say one or two.
What's the creative process behind your pieces? Are you creating them in stealth at night? Or is your process more public?
Sr. X: First of all I like to see the wall to see if it says me something or if there is something in the environment that I can play with. After that, I think on the idea, design it in the computer and cutting it. All that can be a long process of more than a week. After that is just painting it!
I used to do a lot of illegal walls at night when I was living in Spain, but now, in London is much easier to get legal ones where you can spend all the time that you like working on them. I like both ways.
How long does a piece usually take?
Sr. X: The average is one day, from morning to late, but if there is really big or more complex it can take several days
What advice do you have for the aspiring street artist?
Sr. X: The best advice that I can say is to go out and kick some walls!
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