ISSA invited Fat Heat for a small talk, the artist from Budapest who has been creating magical big murals.
-(ISSA) – What you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?
I prefer coffee, thank you!
Hi my name is Fat Heat from Hungary, representing the Colored Effects Crew
– Where does your tag name come from?
The HEAT part comes from letters that I love to paint. And FAT part came later when I figured out that there is couple more writers using the name “Heat” out in the world. So I put the FAT prefix to it.
-How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?
I don’t really like labels, when it comes to painting. Does visual craftsman sounds good enough?
– How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?
I started with classic graffiti, meaning streets, trains, tags and the usual stuff. Nowadays I am more into big colourful murals and illustrations.
-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
It really differs, when I am not on the road, I usually have a shower and head straight to the studio, draw a half an hour to warm up and than get to work with a cup of coffee. Never miss the breakfast though! If I am travelling than I try to get to the wall as soon as possible.
-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?
A good The Gaslamp Killer mix will do!
-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What is it that inspires you?
Music and the few seconds in the morning when you are half asleep and half awake. I get my best ideas right there in that 10 seconds frame of time. I also get a kick out of other artist producing works.
-What is the hardest part while working on a piece of art?
To make it dynamic, to avoid stiffness.
-Do you have an artist(s) you admire and what for?
Ai Weiwei for thought.
Pat Perry for patience.
Sofles for speed.
Kim Jung Gi for drawing skills.
Sachin Teng for style.
-What other passions do you have apart from art?
In my non existent past time I do music for fun.
-Do you have a wild project that you dream of achieving some day?
I’d like to continue exploring the combination of virtual reality and mural art. Which is likely to happen next year.
-Tell us about your art, does it include symbolisms, messages or repeated patterns?
In my last couple of pieces I tried to explore the relationship between hunter and pray. That really interest me, because I think it is not that long ago since we became human and got out of this loop.
– How long time does a piece of art work of yours usually survive for?
It really depends, most of the big ones usually up for long long years, the smaller ones are more likely to be gone in a couple months. However I don’t have hard feelings about this. This is art on the streets so I feel like it is bound to happen anyway.
-What do people first think of, or feel, when they see one of your works on the street?
You should ask them! But people are most of the time seems to be happy with it. I think it is important to see these big pieces face to face. Because compressing a 25 meter high mural into a couple hundred pixels on a phone screen usually don’t do justice.
-Do you have a secret you would like to share with us? 🙂
I was in a school rock band.
-What are your creative plans for the future?
Just to keep on going, keep on meditating with drawing and try to improve and teach myself to be better.
-Is there a specific thought or message you would like to pass to our audience out there?
Visit murals live, as much as you can.
Thank you Fat Heat! It’s been great to get to know more about you, we find your works very inspiring.
‘’I Support Street Art’’ team.
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