An Introduction to LukeDaDuke

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.

LukeDaDuke Grey 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.

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