Meet PandemicPosted Mar 18 in Community
Meet Pandemic! Pandemic has been flying under the radar for a couple decades as one of San Diego’s most infamous graffiti artist.
NOT ANY MORE! Recently he has made a push from the streets into the galleries and into peoples art collections winning his audience over with his witty sense of humor and his intense imagination. Creating characters out of thin air and capturing them in bold and broad lines in various mediums on a whim is generally his approach. Home was so excited about what Pandemic was producing that we asked him along with Ronie (Another talented San Diego based artist) to adorn our stores with what they do best.
We contacted Pandemic and asked him for an interview and this is what we got. Keep and eye out for him in your town…he is touring the United States so keep an eye peeled and an ear to the underground for any Pandemic happenings.
Now for the Interview:
How would you describe your style to a complete stranger?
Wicked & wiley.
What lead you on the path you are on today? What drives you?
Probably where I grew up there was alot of graff & skateboarding around me.
You have been traveling alot these days. What are you wanting to accomplish?
Pretty much to link with freinds that live in other cities & countries to spread the pandemic.
You come from more a traditional graffiti back ground, The paintings you are producing today have the same energy but a different approach. Would you consider your current style as “STREET ART?” What is the difference between “Graffiti and Street Art” to you?
What I do is graffiti. Spray paint, markers and hand styles. The difference between graff & street art is like the comparison of rollerblading & Morrey booging to surfing and skateboarding. Graffiti is an art form that comes with consiquences ,legal problems and all sorts of drama. But we still do it! Street arts safe & friendly.
What’s with the shifty eyes in your paintings?
The shifty eyes come from me having a set of other eyes seeing things way different from other people. The eyes are always looking in all different directions.
You have been skateboarding your entire life. Do you have a favorite trick? Who are some of you skate heros? Favorite skate video part?
My favorite trick is ghost ride the whip. What you do is give it like one good push role like 10 feet jump off your board walk next to it as its rolling then jump back on ,front side or backside …favorite video part is Guy Marionos part in video day’s very inspirational.
Any words of advise or wisdom for up and coming artist?
Basically just respect. Have fun. There is no blue prints for letters its not all about construction. Get loose! Don’t worry about others. If it is not really in your heart, don’t do it or you will become a hazbin.
What was your inspiration for the Home design?
First off I really felt honored that Home hit me up to do a Home tee!!! The inspiration behind the Home tee is heads (my friends) call me wolf boy, teen wolf and fast and the furriest . So I thaught it would be appropriate to do a wolf character/home collab
Look for Pandemics limited edition Home “Shazam” t-shirt available at our North Park location.