Los Angeles based artist Luke Pelletier joins us for the aptly titled, “Monster Truck” his debut RUN as part of 1xRUN’s 12 Days Of Printsmas. Inspired by Pelletier’s childhood trips to monster truck rallies these punchy 5-color screen prints were lovingly hand-pulled here in Detroit by our friends over at ESP for Luke’s very first RUN with us. Read on for more and grab yours before they are gone. . .
1x: What materials were used to create this original piece? When was it originally drawn/created?
Pelletier: Pen and paper. I drew the original a few weeks back.
1x: Tell us how the idea and execution came about for this image?
Pelletier: I grew up going to monster truck rallies when I was a kid. It was always a good time.
1x: When did you first start making art?
Pelletier: I didn’t really take it to seriously until I got to college. So I’ve been working really hard at it for like 7 years.
1x: What artists inspired you early on?
Pelletier: I didn’t really know many artists when I was starting, but I’d always get inspiration from skate graphics. I’d also always get inspired by what my friends were making.
1x: What artists inspire you now?
Pelletier: H.C. Westermann, Jim Nutt, and Roger Brown
1x: Do you listen to music while you work?
Pelletier: I listen to music and watch TV sometimes. I’ve been listening to The Hold Steady, Bruce Springsteen, and Kevin Devine.
1x: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why? Any deceased artists?
Pelletier: Willie Nelson. It’d be cool to do a stage design for him. [For the latter] H.C. Westermann. I just really love his sculptures.