1xRun Thru Interview
Icon by Matt Siren
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, when was it created?
Matt Siren: This piece was originally created in 2005. The icon in this piece was created to represent and embody my work as a whole. Coming from a graffiti background, developing a female image to tag with was a challenge and taking a chance. I wanted the image to be appealing to more than one audience. The piece is a cropped version and sporting a distressed / washed out look to symbolize the way life can physical decay. Half the icon was inspired by the ghosts from Ms. Pac-Man. The colors are derived from them.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Matt Siren: There have been a few variations. She fully came together in under 6 months of experimenting with shapes.
1xRun: What is unique about these pieces?
Matt Siren: This is the most distressed you’ll ever see this image.
1xRun: Why should people buy these prints?
Matt Siren: She’s iconic and beautiful to look at – just as you would buy a print of the Eiffel Tower or Marilyn Monroe.
1xRun: Describe these print in one gut reaction word.
Matt Siren: Icon.
1xRun: Tell us what you’ve been up to since your last RUN “Escape From New York” ?
Matt Siren: I’ve been working on my fine art and refining my hand style. Aside from that I’m working on a big show currently. No details yet, but very soon.
1xRun: Any new artists that have been inspiring you as of late?
Matt Siren: I’m feeling the work of Fernando Botero.