Artist Page: http://www.auksone.com/index.html
When we discussed doing a weekly post on a featured artist/musician, Auks' name was among the first written down. Ryan first ran into AuKSOne a few years ago at an art store on Mass avenue. If you haven't stumbled upon any of his work - find it and stumble
Auks' inspiration stemmed from Chicano tattoo art, cartoons: foreign and domestic, skateboard graphics, and later Hip Hop culture and high Renaissance drawings. This self-taught artist is best known for his graffiti-inspired illustrations and murals. His work has inevitably spread to the gallery circuit catching the attention of various companies and collectors. I urge you to check out his site. And if you like what you see, he now has paintings for sale at the LotF Gallery on Karmaloop.com
Official Hink Questionnaire
If you could go anywhere, where would you like to travel?
I would make a pilgrimage through the old world in its entirety
Who is your biggest artistic inspiration?
I actually have several for multiple reasons: first being Michelangelo for obvious reasons and MearOne from Los Angeles on the visual tip, The Rza of the Wu Tang Clan musically and spiritually and Kahlil Gibran for the simple yet eloquent expressions of peace and harmony
What artistic tool could you not live without?
a 2B graphite pencil
What was your favorite school lunch?
The grand salads they served in high school inundated with their mayo made ranch sauce
How do you want to be remembered?
As another one from the bottom who didn't stay there and rant about it.