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Interview : Galvani Galo
Who are you ? And where are you from ?
I´m Galo from São Paulo, Brazil.
What are your main influences - art and otherwise ?
Hmm, I have a lot of influences in my work, the first influence was the graffiti scene on the district were I worked in the end of 2008, Cambuci district, there I begin to see a lot of graffiti works in the streets, see that all day aroused me to do graffiti.
Do you have any preferred surfaces ?
I like to use all kind of wall surfaces, but I also like of wood surfaces too, or wood structures, or iron gates.
How has your work evolved throughout the years ?
I begin to do graffiti in 2009, but I believe that I feel a evolved in these last years, in the beginning I just used colors, my work was just a kind of mass of colours without contours, with the extent that i did more works, I realize the necessity of contours to turn the image to front of the wall, after this I begin to put some shadows and stripes, each element of drawing come emerging to become what I do today.
What do you think the role of the artist in society ?
I think that Artist it´s like a point of convergence, someone that have another vision about the society and could put this in a work, catch a feeling and translate this using a image, sometimes to introduce your own universe to others, I like of a phrase wrote by a Brazilian Poetry Ferreira Gullar, were he said : "The Art exist, because, the life is not enough”.
What is the best thing about creating art on the street? And the worst ?
The Best thing is the contact with different peoples, different ideas, I try but I can´t found a worst thing, it´s such an experience were do art is just 5 % of all, lol.
Of all the projects you've done, which has been most satisfying ?
Do a graffiti on the streets will be always a kind of satisfying, doesn´t matter the place, but if like about acknowledgment, to me was be invited to a graffiti festival in Oslo, Norway, in November of 2012.
Spray cans or brush ?
Always Brush, because I like of friction between brush and wall, this not happens with spray can, indeed you can used a lot of materials to express yourself, doesn't matter if is spray can or brush, or ink, etc.
Are there any artists that you would like to collaborate with ?
Hmm, I just don´t know, I like of so many Artists, here in Brazil I had the opportunity to paint with Ozeas Duarte (Ozi) one of the most importants graffiti Artists, something that I never thought that will happen one day, i´m open for invites, lol.
What's next for you ?
I was invite to a Graffiti Festival in Curitiba, Brazil in next April, and I hope do some work in Europe again until the end of this year.
Tell us some of your favourites : music, movies, books, etc.
Now i´m read a kind of Trilogy that talk about the history of Brazil, 1808, 1822 and 1889, some political facts that contribute to understand who are us, it´s fanny, about Music i´m listen a cd from a important Brazilian singer called Tim Maia, a wonderful album record in 1971, full of soul music.
The world cup approaches, Brazil is in the group of Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon, can it be again a world champion ?
It’s a really hard question, only God will know ! I Hope that Brazil can win, beside the people here are a little angry with cup custs.
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