Posted by: bluesyemre | November 28, 2014

Three part video interview with the Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey


Stilkey discusses his childhood, skateboarding, graffiti, and his path to becoming the artist, painter and sculptor that he is today. What would he have done differently? Mike creates whimsical painted sculptures out of stacked books. Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, he depicts a melancholic cast of characters inhabited by ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. What inspires Mike Stilkey? What books matter to him and what’s up with all the cool animals in the paintings? See Stilkey juxtapose work/art and personal life to see what really matters. How does he want to be remembered? What is the Mike Stilkey legacy?

Becoming an Artist (Mike Stilkey Part 1 of 3)

An Artist’s Inspiration (Mike Stilkey Part 2 of 3)

Things An Artist Should Never Forget (Mike Stilkey Part 3 of 3)

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