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Daniel Eime talks to ISSA

Portuguese artist Daniel Eime, talks about his life inspirations! He is a talented brush master that combines stencils, dripping and realism to depict works showcasing strange characters, with enigmatic gazes. We are therefore very excited to show to all the human side and personal thoughts of this unique artist! 

– (ISSA) What you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?

(EIME) Depends on the situation. To quench thirst, water certainly. To relax, beer.

-Introduce yourself to us!

Plastic artist with various tastes by different artistic expressions, simple boy and father.

– Where does your tag name come from?

From a German dictionary, in a random draw. In time I lost a letter at the end of the name and more recently I added the name to make more sense. There are a lot of people who think this is my real name.

-How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?

Although I’m only focused on paintings, I do not have just those valences, so I consider myself a plastic artist, which ends up encompassing everything I do.



– How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?

It began in a discovery of graffiti, full of will. Today, the wishes and tastes are different, but I still do not regret the year I lost classes because I spent the day in the cafe to draw.

-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

Most recently, put my daughter in our bed and take advantage of that good time.

-Street art is mostly a visually stimulating form of art. To add one moresense to it, what music would you pick to accompany your art work?

I’m not always listening to the same, I’m not exploring many slopes, but the ones I always know how to listen to are Fat Freddy’s Drop.



-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What is it that inspires you?

I begin to realize that inspiration requires time for me. It’s rare when I look at something and it inspires me. Take the time to think, or simply to clean the head is something I have not had in recent months.

-What is the hardest part while working on a piece of art?

It depends on the project. There are some in which the hardest is even the cut (always manual) of the stencil. In others it is the sun and the high temperatures. In others the physical and mental fatigue after a few days work well. In general, what has cost me the most has been the painting of the stencil, always in that mechanical movement, repeatedly, endless.



-Do you have an artist(s) you admire and what for?

Yes, some. I admire and value those who work.

-Which cities are the most inspiring for you?

None in concrete. I especially like one country, Italy. I feel good there and that motivates me to create.

-What other passions do you have apart from art?

My passions are all the artistic aspects



-Do you have a wild project that you dream of achieving some day?

Yes, a personal project that I will keep secret.

-Tell us about your art, does it include symbolisms, messages or repeated patterns?

No, no and no. The only thing I seek is that there is a human value represented and that the image can move you in the memories.

– How long time does a piece of art work of yours usually survive for?

Fortunately (or not), almost all still remain there. I have not been the subject of involuntary collaborations.



-What do people first think of, or feel, when they see one of your works on the street?

it depends on the type of face, for example. The moment that touched me most was when a lady comes to me crying, because the image moved with her, without being similar or equal to someone she knew. This was a special painting.

-Do you have a secret you would like to share with us? 🙂

Of course not. The secrets are not told

-What are your creative plans for the future?

Take time to get creative again.



-Is there a specific thought or message you would like to pass to our audience out there?

Thank you for your support and for the opportunity of this interview, although shy.


Thank you Daniel Eime! It’s been great to get to know more about the mind and person behind such talented and inspiring works.

Tomas for ‘’I Support Street Art’’ team.

Artist Links: EIME

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