Like so many talented artists, Sixeart started out spraycanning the streets in his hometown Barcelona, back in the Eighties. These days however the vivid paintings of Sixeart are on display in international galleries and museums. Last year for instance he made a gigantic mural on the façade of Tate Modern in London.
The artist has no formal education, but being an autodidact he sees as a big advantage now: art school can teach you technique, but the danger of your own personal style being destroyed is clear and present, according to the artist.
Talking about style, his is exceptionally colourful and unique in depicting a psychedelic, comic-like universe full of strange characters and abstract patterns. As he states on his website his work can be classified in 3 categories: Bad children with fringe, Circuits and Mutating Animals.
We talked to Sixeart – who actually bears a striking resemblance to Weird Al Yankovic – in his studio in Barcelona, where his seems most happy nowadays. Sixeart explains the ideas behind his paintings, sculptures and older work in which some intimate parts of his ex-girlfriend are included. Oh la la…
Pretty Cool Crew: Commissioning Editor for SubmarineChannel: Geert van de Wetering, Camera: Niels de Roos, Interview, Sound & Editing: Ben de Loenen.