• September 20, 2003
  • Posted by Marc

Profile: Deadmeat


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Deadmeat - The Vitals:

Age: 19
Hometown: Sarpsborg,
Where do you now live?:  Sarpsborg, Norway
How long have you
been creating street art?: just about 2 years…
What did you do last
night?: I acctually finnished a canvas, but it turned out bad, though.
is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?: Dead meat. Bloody beefs.
Who is
your favorite fictional character?: Bart Simpson is cool, since he is fooling
alot of other fictional characters, but I have to choose God, because he is
fooling alot of real people.
What do you currently have in your pockets?:
well… my cell-phone, keys, some notes, coins and some fisherman friends.
Nothing interesting I suppose..
If you were given “more time,” what would
you do with it?: Spend it! Travel, drink… Have fun.
Who do you love?:  My
family of course, my girlfriend and my friends.  Man…  What a cliche.

Deadmeat - The A’s to Our Q’s:

Wooster: How did you get started
in creating art for the street?

Deadmeat: It
started with graffiti, doing tags, then pieces. One day I did my tag on some
stickers, and it devoloped from there. I’m still doing some graffiti, but I got
seperate “names” when it comes to graffiti and street art. Anyways… In Norway
street-art’s a kind of a new thing, so I got inspired by Danish and Swedish
artists, along with the norwegian pioneers Pil&Bue. They all got me to start it,
and to start doing street-art continuously.

Wooster: Why deadmeat?

Deadmeat: It started with some project I had going.
First I did some “Wanted Dead or Alive” posters, with my face on them. After a
couple of weeks it devoloped to “Here I am!”, also these ones had my face. Like
it was answer to the first posters… And then the third stage of the project
turned out to be my face, once again, on the posters with “Deadmeat” under it.
Like…1. Wanted, 2. Found, 3. Dead.  I’m a bad explainer. Hehe… Anyways.. I
also guess it has something to do with my wierd passion for death. It admires
me, and I’m thinking alot about it. It’s been like that for a couple of years. I
don’t belive in life, Satan or God. I belive in death. I guess that got
something to do with it…

Wooster: What other street artists do you
most admire and why?

Deadmeat: I admire href="http://www.obeygiant.com">Shepard Fairey for being everywhere, href="http://www.banksy.co.uk">Banksy for heavy stencil-skills and great
ideas, HNT for being king, he’s a genius. Everything he does looks amazing. The
illustrations he does gives me the creeps. In a good way, that is. And offcorse
I admire alot of others to…Eko, Kinsey,
Faile, Social, EMS, Akaysim, Flying Fortress,
Poch, Alex One and so many others. There’s to many great artists to mention.
Wooster: What’s your favorite city, neighborhood, or
block, to post and/or to see street art? 

I’m a huge fan of London and Montpellier. Copenhagen is great, and I like my
little shit city, Sarpsborg, too… But that’s just because I’ve lived here all
my life I guess. The next thing I am about to do now is travel around the globe
for about 4months. Destinatons such as South Africa, Tanzania, Australia, Asia
and Northern America.  I’ve seen lots of Europe, but needs to expand my vision,
inspiration and knowledge. I’m still searching for my favorite city.

/>Wooster: What inspires you now? 

/>Deadmeat: Media, death, my friends, depressions, rock’n'roll
music and artists such as HNT, Braque, Rothko and McCoy.  Life in general.
Wooster: What are you currently working on? Can you give us a sneak

Deadmeat: I’m working on some stuff for this
exhibition with 3 friends of mine. It’s not ready at all, though. We’re still
doing all the preparations. And arguing with the gallery, they doesn’t want us
to paint on theire’s walls. haha…  And I’m working on some canvases for the
show. It’s not going to be a street-art exhibition, but offcorse with alot of
street art inspirations.


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