BASELGEDDON: PILLAS BROS Q&A
What do you write? Are you in a crew?
MRKA + NKONE = PILLASBROS
In what city did you start painting in the streets? Do you feel your work has influenced the community in return? If so, how? Is there a relationship between the artist and the community in which they work?
We started painting in Madrid. Influence is a big word, we hope that people who discovered our work have enjoyed it. The relationship between each artist, their message and their community is their own.
Did you go to school or are you self taught?
We are self taught.
How did you get started in the arts and why?
We were always naturally attracted to drawing and everything else just flowed from it. We are always trying to challenge ourselves and push it further.
How long have you been working in the streets?
Who or What inspires you the most?
Life, everything around us.
What should the general public know about street art? What stereotype about street art/graffiti do you hate the most?
The term street art itself is pretty annoying, it is too vague of a concept and puts very different genres in the same bag. The public should enjoy any form of art performed in the street that they like.
Are you a full time artist? Do you have a day job? Is it best to be full time artist or not worry about it and make your $$$ elsewhere, that way you can paint what and how you want, which one offers a more creative outlook?
Yes we are full time artists. Sometimes we have to do some commercial work in order to eat. We all do what we can, every artist would like to be able to just focus and live off of his work. The more time you spend doing something the better you get at it. But reality is different sometimes.
What are you working on now?
A mixed media piece that incorporates stickers and resin on wood. It’s 30x60”.
What do you hope to achieve or accomplish by putting your work in the street?
Personal satisfaction, large scale work and interaction with the architecture and the people that see it.
Check out more of their work...