We’re in a time where street-art has once again become "the cool thing”, in most mainstream circles, and the artists who utilize stencils tend to crossover into gallery shows; where the money is overflowing but often comes with the risk of limiting ones options – creatively. Choosing artistic freedom over the restrictiveness of “cashing out”, Colombian artist Stinkfish’s mission statement is centered on staying true to his creative path; a decision which has been working for him quite well. The following Q&A is meant to give readers an insight into not only what makes Stinkfish operate as an artist, but also remind people that art is NOT meant to be a commodity; it's a way of life. Money can't buy talent, but talent can make you rich in ways beyond currency; so absorb this article and pick up the jewels being left for you.
It's customary to begin these articles with a good artist introduction, so I want to take this time for you to introduce yourself to the readers and tell them a little bit about your life and person behind the art. Who are you? Where are you from? What's your background story?
Who in Colombia, artistically, is putting out work that people need to check out/pay attention to/learn about?
So much of your art is colorful and vibrant (it is alive), I am curious to know why you choose the particular coloring style? What inspires that color schemes you use?
Who are some of the artists that inspired you to paint? Who are some of your current favorites?