24/7 VALENCIA: TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE IN ART AND DESIGN…
J.WARX: My experience in design or art is limited. In 2012, I wanted to enter the design school of Valencia to do graphic design and coming from a technical high school. I was not accepted and I went to do industrial design, where I lasted a year because I did not finish the course and I changed to another course, that of engineering. I don’t have more experience than what I have known on the street. However, I do know how to act on the street, the problems of painting in one place or another, on top of another, in one city or more…
WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY REGARDING YOUR STREET ART?
My philosophy is still that of any graffiti artist, to be everywhere. That’s why on the street I try to make my mark by the skin of my teeth, while the satirical murals serve to make me laugh while I paint them and to be on all the social networks. I try to have a good time. I don’t take much too much planning with the cartoons and I learn to do them in-the-moment. I have a good time, as soon as they don’t say anything to me… I’ll stop.
DOES EVERY WORK HAVE A DIFFERENT CONCEPT?
The concept of my drawings is to satirize, to generate memes of an image or a current situation.
HOW DO YOU FIND LIVING AND WORKING IN CITIES LIKE BERLIN AND AMSTERDAM COMPARED TO VALENCIA?
In Amsterdam and Berlin, I worked as an engineer. When I painted… it was letters. Amsterdam is not a city for graffiti but Berlin is top for “bombing” (to paint many surfaces in an area) and developing as a graffiti artist…very much in the line of Valencia, where there are many walls to paint quietly. The scene in Valencia is very small in comparison but has great names.
5. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
In the short term, I have several ideas for painting in different cities. In the long term, I would like to grow as an artist and as an engineer. I love leading a double life.
Interview by Owl
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