Interview : Bruno Smoky
Who are you? And where are you from?
I’m Bruno Smoky, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
What are your main influences – art and otherwise?
“Enfluencia”, I have many and am always seeking more think the main society and the population of cities and towns the scenarios, most especially the underground society that is part of the vast majority of the people and less and shown on tv channels bring much influences where I come too.
You collaborate with Shalak Attak, a huge friendship?
We are married and work together.
And your First exhibition in Toronto, details?
My first expo in Toronto happening now in January was a collective show.
Clandestinos, what does it mean for you?
Clandestinos is a cru by Shalak and me when we work on wall together, it describes our international culture and trying to create without borders, coming from two different places of the world as we do, Clandestinos breaks the distance that would keep us apart.
You use colours, never black and white?
I really love all the colours no exceptions.
What percentage of your time is devoted to art?
Full time hahaha.
How do you feel about the movement of street art into galleries?
I think it’s great, the artist must be flexible to any surface it was inside or outside the gallery on a street corner in a slum independent of the type of audience.
Are you generally satisfied with your work?
It’s funny because I just leave the wall when I’m satisfied with the result of the work and most times when I come home and I look at our photo’m still not where I’m going, or a week later I feel I have to be overcome me, I think being comfortable and not a good thing.
What’s the most dangerous situation you’ve faced when doing street art?
I think the more we are good and better accepted in society are.
Are there any artists that you would like to collaborate with?
I think it depends on the project. I’m always doing more collaborations and feel this and one of the advantages of doing street art and to interact with whoever and wherever you go.
Who are your heroes?