Gustavo Gripe - The Vitals
Pelotas, RS - Brasil
Where do you now live?:
Porto Alegre, RS - Brasil
How long have you been creating
street art?: 4 years
What did you do last night?:
Take a rest because i do a 3m x 18 m alone…
What is your
favorite thing to eat for dinner?: Anything that combine with winne
/>Who is your favorite fictional character?: Seu Madruga (from
mexican TV series: El Chavo)
What do you currently have in your
pockets?: Celphone, piece of paper with remembers and a spot of ink
If you were given “more time,” what would you do with it?:
to breathe, to eat… to sleep..
Who do you love?:
Those that love me (romantic, no?)
Gustavo Gripe - The A’s to Our Q’s:
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Wooster: How did you get
started in creating art for the street?
Gripe: I?m skateboarder since I walk, so I?m involved in street
things… but i lived in small city, and anybody to paint graffiti. My
inspirations are the skateparks in the skateboards magz that i saw.. After the
start i get contacts, meet writers and get info about graffiti/street art. Maybe
the real begin are yet in tables of school…
Gustavo Gripe: All ask this.
Havent “why”. I painted one and liked. Peoples in the street identify with
chairs, maybe for identify with the chairs. Perhaps for being an express object
that the position of a person. The cool chair for the director and the fucked
chair for the worker.
Wooster: What other street
artists do you most admire and why?
Twist. He was here in Brazil in 80?s, and influenced the beginning of graffiti
here. Yours tags and characters are very cool. I have a Twist sticker and I keep
very well. I admire the Shepard Farey and I find that not necessary to say
reason. Dave Kinsey, because typographic things, OsGemeos for the original style
and Mr. Andre for the simplicity.
your favorite city, neighborhood, or block, to post and/or to see street art?
Gustavo Gripe: That i know, Sao Paulo. But i believe
the greats citys ate London and Paris. In end of year i want to go Europe and to
Wooster: What inspires you now?
/>Gustavo Gripe: The people who I do not know and that they
know my street work.
Wooster: What are you
currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peek?
Gripe: I?m organizing a together collective exposition with two artists
friends. Mateus and Leopoldo. Together of this I am taking a company of clothes
(www.largado.com.br) and intend to publish a store on-line in briefing.