ONE SMALL SEED MAGAZINE Issue #29 Digital 04 THE BEST OF - Page 38

I THINK THAT WARHOL WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME IF HE WERE STILL ALIVE How have things changed since your first show in LA in 2008? Time lets you get better at what you do. The show in 2008 was 18 000 square feet and this show is 80 000 square feet. You created street art and then moved on to massive exhibitions. It’s just getting bigger and bigger. How do you pull it off? I don’t sleep very much. Three or four hours a day is normal. I’m very passionate about what my work... though I wouldn’t really call it ‘work’ if it’s something that you’re really passionate about and have fun doing. We cry sometimes but it’s a pleasure when you finish a piece. How does your team handle it? I’ve got a small team and I only use other people when I do bigger shows. It’s a small team but they are a hundred percent with me. They believe in me and where I’m going. Do you see yourself sticking to a career as an artist? Or do you think you’ll change direction? I am an artist. I always have been. An artist is someone who is passionate about what he does and does it from his heart. He can make it happen. An artist doesn’t have to be the best in the world and doesn’t have to listen to anybody. You just go forward with what you want, because everyone has their own life. When I made clothing, I thought like an artist and came up with something new that was only for designers. And it was the same when I started filming. I took that challenge up for ten years. I’d go out in the morning and have two or three cameras with me and I didn’t stop making it happen. Your ‘Madonna’ has a distinct Andy Warhol style. What are you saying about pop culture? I like what Madonna does, and she’s still number one. Warhol took Marilyn Monroe and made her a pop icon. I got influenced in a way but I did it her way. I think that Warhol would have done the same