We speak with a man who expresses his inner world through pixels. Far from Europe, yet very much influenced from it his aim is to bridge art and technology. Pixel is an artist from Santiago – Chile, who started his design career when it was still hard to think that visual design will evolve towards technologies, as it prevails today. Nowadays, the use of technology is not only an obligation but a responsibility, for all. We got his time and asked him some questions we prepared and in this way we got to see deeper into creative world! Enjoy…
-What you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?
I prefer juice, that’s what I would choose as a beverage.
-Introduce yourself to our readers!
I am a visual artist and i work using mosaic,butnot the traditional mosaic, I make pixelate dmosaic.My work is mainly installed on the streets of Santiago de Chile, it aims to connect people, passers, with art and culture because most of the figures and characters that I do are icons of art.
– Where does your tag name come from?
My artist name, my tag, just makes direct reference to what mywork represents, It’sa keyword that illustrates what it is I do.
-How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?
Street Artist, “Mosaist”.
– How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?
The Parisian street art was my first inspiration. In fact, I started my journey “streetart” by photographing the walls of Paris. Then over time I took a more active role in the scene of streetart in Chile.
-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?
-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What inspires you?
-Before going to paint, what is on your check list to take along?
To install a mosaic I must take many things, it’s very heavy! Tile adhesive, glass paste, spatula, drill, water, seal, gloves, a lot of things!
-Do you have an artist you admire and why is it?
I admire Invaders because his work motivated me to understand deeper mosaic technique
-Which cities do you think are the most inspirational in Street Art?
Paris, London, Santiago de Chile
-Do you have other passions apart from art?
Music,I like to sharewith my friendsa goodjam session
-What is your wildest project that you dream of achieving some day?
I want to install a mosaic in Paris,this is where I learned this art and I think with this I would close this cycle. I could retire quietly!
-Does your art include symbolisms, messages or repeated patterns?
I mainly represent faces
-What is your reaction when you realise someone has vandalised your creation?
Fortunately Santiago street art is respected.The beautiful murals are not vandalized.
-What do you think people first think or feel when they see one of your works on the street?
At first, people think they are facing apainting, approaching and touching they realize they are in fact facing a mosaic, they wonder if it is really hand made. They also playwith distanceto appreciatethe workin detail, makephotos and when the image is revealed perfect and detailed on the small screens of their smartphones, they fall for it!
– If you were a president what would you change in this world?
The presidents cannot change anything, they are just ordinary employees.
– What kind of responsibility do you feel you have towards society as an artist?
Yes, I want to say that my work is the present, the digital age. I’m talking about people’s relationship with the screens and the digital era essence : the pixel.
-Do you have any interesting creative plans for the future?
Yes, I’m looking to try new techniques to make stencils, woof and four colors, but it is awork that im still learning!
It’s been great to speaking with you Pixel – Thank you !
‘’I Support Street Art’’ team.