So I’ve been looking through i.am.doom’s flickr a lot lately. He’s got some pretty cool work up, and his stencils are clean and well-executed. That’s more than I can say for a lot of the work on flickr, which is part of why he’s been impressing me. Besides meeting my pretty low standards for skill, i.am.doom also has unique imagery. Plenty of street artists use grenades, but his “Drop Knowledge Not Bombs” design just makes me smile with his new use of an old symbol.
LukeDaDuke is an artist I’ve had my eye on for a while. He’s part of the VST crew (check out a great interview with fellow VST crew member FarkFK at Concrete Canvas), and it sounds like 2009 will be a big year for LukeDaDuke and his dog.
RJ: How did you get started in art/graffiti/whatever you consider what you do, and what do you consider what you do? Is it street art, urban art, graffiti art, just plain art, or something else?
LukeDaDuke: I started somewhere in 1997 or 1998. I was intrigued by graffiti since I was young, and I decided it was time for me to get noticed.
Noticed I got… 2 tries, 2 times busted.
I still wanted to go out and make myself known. In Eindhoven, a city in the Netherlands that I often visited, the stickerscene was boiling hot and I went along with it.
First a little tag on a sticker, later nude girls, and after a while, I came up with the dog.
I think my work comes close to streetart. But perhaps stickerart is a better word for it… and posterart.