Taking risk's with J2ske... (Q&A part two)

Read part one of our interview with J2ske here


What risks are worth taking?

HAHAHA I probably am the worst artist to ask this question, because I have never really stuck to any type of formula, or “look” in my work. I mean, you can tell I made it, but there’s nothing really there that ties each work to the next, except maybe some recurring compositional devices. I make all my work thematically and I base it on the imagery which tells the story, so it’s hard to really stylise that without detracting from each images own merit. In that sense I take the risk of my work being attributed to other artists who make similar stuff…that happens a lot, both ways actually.

From an actual risk perspective, well I’ve been known to dabble in some nocturnal outdoor typography on the odd occasion, not so much these days but in my youth I did a bit of that sort of business. I think that is a very important part of the development of any Street/Graffiti artists work. Learning speed, the ability to overcome situational problems, having to change your idea and adjust on the fly due to paint problems, scaling up an image….all that is a huge part in the development of the skillset required to make this type of work with any real style and resolve.


If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
Not one for rules. Fuck em
 


Where is your happy place?
The coast. Love me some good coastline


What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?
I wanted to be an Ichthyologist actually, since I saw jaws when I was a kid. I even went to Uni to do the course. It didn’t really pan out. hahaha


When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
Moving house haha, nah, I have a fairly broad range of “clients”, for want of a better term. I have businesses that want to install a mural, or get a shop fit, or a logo. I have peers who want to discuss materials, or work or ideas. Dudes always wanting to borrow tools and shit hahah.
Yeah Not sure really, that’s a situational one.

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