12 Questions with Stikki Peaches
When did you start making street art and what led you?
This love affair started roughly four years ago while I was dealing with some shitty times. It’s all peaches n’ cream today. No pun intended.
How did you come up with the name Stikki Peaches?
I was stoned, probably really stoned. But it all made sense the next day.
Why do you take your art to the streets?
Like everyone else, I’m using the streets as my canvas.
What is the message you are trying to convey to the public?
There isn’t one message in particular. You can take it as you want, it’s an open discussion. I feel that if I’m putting my work out there, it’s fair game for anyone to react to it. Positively, negatively, indifferent. At the end of the day it’s about doing what I enjoy and if it puts a few smiles on people’s faces, then it’s a job well done. I’ve said it before: art heals, inspires, influences, changes, lasts, or doesn’t, but it’s seen across the universe from different eyes and minds, telling different stories, portraying different messages. In essence, art bringing people together.
What inspires you?
Life as a whole is what inspires me.
If you had a free plane ticket tomorrow to go anywhere in the world where would you go?
At this point in my life, it would have to be Brazil. I have a few close artist friends there, and I’ve always wanted to be there during Carnival. I’ve visited many countries around the world, Brazil in currently on my radar.
Vanilla cup cake with rainbow sprinkles or chocolate fudge brownie?
Neither. LEMON FUCKING MERINGUE PIE. Who eats lemon meringue pie?? This guy!
If you could go paint with any person that is dead or alive who would it be?
Do you have any crazy chase stories?
I wouldn’t say crazy, but having to hide under a truck for about two hours really sucked.
What upcoming projects should we be looking out for?
I just got back from NYC, having done some work in Brooklyn while shooting with the Dega Films crew. Made a quick pit stop in L.A. while doing more work for a documentary coming out sometime next year. I’ll also be heading to Barcelona soon, but I’m especially excited about collaborating with some artists you’ve definitely heard about… Stay tuned, stay sexy.
If you are in Montreal and want to see some of his canvases check out Station 16 Gallery on 3523 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2T6, Canada
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Photography: Stikki Peaches