We are excited to present in this interview, an enigmatic East Berliner who travels the world creating exceptional artworks. A passionate rock climber and traveller. He is inspired by nature, humans and interprets the world through his works. In his everlong journeys the sense of space and creativity are evident. Meet… Lake!
-What you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?
-Introduce yourself to us!
I`m a human born in East Berlin.
– Where does your tag name originate from?
When I was very young I was a big fan from the basketball team Los Angeles Lakers.
So I thought as a kid that Lake sounds cool. Thats all…
-How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?
Maybe something like a life artist.
– How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?
In the beginning of the 90ies a lot of kids starting to make Graffiti in the eastern part of Berlin, and me too. Very soon art in general was coming in my focus instead of Graffiti (writing) and I developed it in my way.
-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
I drink a half litre of water.
-Street art is mostly a visually stimulating form of art. To add one more sense to it, what music would you pick to accompany your art work?
Hmm… nothing specific.
-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What is it that inspires you?
The things that happen, while I`m living. If we have wars, dying nature, bigger getting injustice,… Art for me is mostly a mirror of the society.
-What is the hardest part while working on a piece of art?
There is no hard part.
-Do you have an artist(s) you admire and what for?
Yes, there are a lot, when they are real and work for them self and not for facebook, or similarly things.
-Which cities are the most inspiring for you?
In the 90ies it was my home town Berlin. This days there is no specific one.
-What other passions do you have apart from art?
It`s rock climbing.
-Do you have a wild project that you dream of achieving some day?
To be more relaxed…
-Tell us about your art, does it include symbolisms, messages or repeated patterns?
I like it more not to talk about my art, because I`m a painter not a writer. So everyone can look and think by themselves.
– How long time does a piece of art work of yours usually survive for?
Very different, some are older than 20 years now, others maybe exist just 1 year. It depends where and what you do.
-What do people first think of, or feel, when they see one of your works on the street?
I don`t know, because I don`t want to tell anybody what he should think.
-Do you have a secret you would like to share with us?
-What are your creative plans for the future?
-Is there a specific thought or message you would like to pass to our audience out there?
Ask yourself what is really important in live…
Thank you Lake ! It’s been great learning more about the person behind such magnificent art!
‘’I Support Street Art’’ team.
Visit Lake’s artist profile here
Lake official website: www.lake-oner.de