Sr X - Street art Monty Python
Looking at the works of Spanish street artist, Sr. X often seen provocative messages masked as vintage advertisements. Sr. X draws inspiration from pop culture, movies and urban legends and creates stencil artwork that are becoming more prevalent within Spains urban landscape. Sr. X creates his own identity with his amazing stencil/ spray paint work and collaging. There’s less of a concern about exactitude of the stencils (which, by the way, there is) and more concern about the art, with a welcomed cheeky tone on and off the streets. Off the streets, Sr. X indulges in a more painterly style that helps to drive the messages often brandished ironically. Either way, there’s an overall feel of a piece by Sr. X besides all of the aloof jesting.
Your favorite colour?
I can´t choose (they get jealous of each other), but using magenta I feel kind of admiration as well as disgust, then I never use it. What fucking weird it is…
Name an artist (or many) whose work you respect and admire.
I respect almost everyone and admire many of them: Rothko, Turner, Mucha, Jasper Jones… and belonging to this world, I love Meggs, Dan23, Russ Mills, Noaz, Vhils… and many more.
If your style was a music band or a song? Which one would it be?
Chemical Brothers or Propellerheads with something of Qbert and Happy Mondays. Everything mixed up whith Los Chichos and Richard Cheese,ha ha h
What was your most adventurous and dangerous street artwork?
When I was attacked by a giant octopus in the Somalian coast trying to paint a UUEE aircraft carrier. It almost killed me! Well, seriously, to be honest, It never was dangerous, because my girlfriend watches very well, :). Maybe sometimes I went painting too much drunk or had to run away from someone, but luckily I never had any problem.
What’s the characteristic of a Mr X piece?
Simple, direct, and I would like to think that is funny
Do you represent for a crew? What’s the style of your crew?
I´m not in any crew. As I said before, there aren´t here many people who paint, and those who do, I don´t very like their speech. I relate whith artists with many different styles, but all of them paint off the street.
What was your best street art experience?
Any day I go out painting is great, mostly if the piece is very big!
Do you practice other forms of art? (graphism, canvas paintings, sculpture ?)
I work as a graphic designer. I also illustrate and make photo. When it´s not possible to go out to paint, I like painting canvases (soon in my blog)
Describe a typical day of Sr. X
working from 9 to 6 designing, then surfing, and afterwards cutting, spray, oil, beers and girlfriend. Perfect.
What’s coming up in the next few months? Show, project? etc…
Some exhibition at a galery, painting a pub, and I have been asked to make an object for a museum shop. All before may, ha ha. Afterwards, keep on doing what I like.
What’s your real goal?
Living happily and be able to design and paint all the time whatever I want. Surf and partying!
Any words of wisdom?
Beer, art and laughs! Don´t watch tv, go painting!
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