sabato 16 aprile 2011

Interview with How&Nosm

q)Who are you? Where are you from and where do you live now?

a)We are the twin brothers How&Nosm, born in Spain, raised in Germany and we are currently residing in the Big Apple, New York.

q) What is it that you do? What media do you use?

a)Our passion is to paint large scale murals with spray paint and latex paint when we are outdoors and the rest of the time we spend in the studio painting canvas.

q) What do you think sets your work apart?

a)The main thing that sets us apart from the rest of the muralists is our elaborate murals with our own style and by using our signature colors white, black and red which in combination with our intricate imagery makes our body of work unique and recognizable at first sight.

q) How long have you been showing your work for? Did you have a “big break?”

a)We have been painting in the streets more than 23 years now and during that time we have had quite some highlights in our career that brought us a step further. But regardless of that each year we set ourselves a goal and that gives us the motivation to keep on working harder than others and reinvent ourselves and our style in painting.

q) What are some things that have inspired you?

a)Many things have inspired us but the most inspirations we get from influencing each other with our drawings.

q) What have you been working on recently?

a)Lately we have been working in the studio on canvas and have been getting ready for a solo show at the Known Gallery and Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.

q) Do you listen to music while you create your work? If so, would you give some examples?

a)Yes we listen to music while painting but only in the studio. Groups like Junior Boys, Skyward Project and others are fun to listen to. But the rock oldies on the radio do it too.

q)Do you do work in any other media? Other projects not necessarily related to your main body of work?

a)Besides spray paint we use vinyl cell ink, acrylics and indian inks to to our canvas and we also use different types of materials to build sculptures.

q) What advice do you have for artists looking to show their work?

a)Believe in yourself and be patient. Hard work will guide you to where you want to be and mistakes are being made so you can learn from them.

q) Do you have any upcoming exhibitions of your work that you can mention?

a)Like mentioned above we are having a solo show i LA this year on October 15th at the Known Gallery.

q)Where can people see more of your work on the internet?

And on our flickr How and Nosm