1x: Tell us a little bit about this piece, anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Low Bros: This piece was made for a group show at StolenSpace gallery in London. The title of the show was “Reasons For The Seasons” and each artist could choose a month of the year. We chose July. We wanted to make something poppy and colorful. Spread some summer vibes, but on the other hand we wanted to add some contrast. Sometimes we can’t stand all this ignorance and hedonism in our western world, while there’s so much suffering elsewhere. Have fun, but be aware of what’s going on in the world. We found the word “lightsome” (seems not that common), which you could understand as bright, but also like being carefree. Positive with a glimpse of negativity.
1x: What materials were used to create this piece?
Low Bros: Mostly painted with acrylics, but did some parts with spray cans and airbrush.
1x: When was the piece originally created and how long did it take?
Low Bros: It took around two weeks in November of 2015.
1x: Tell us a little bit about your process and how the idea and execution came about?
Low Bros: As we told before, the starting point was the month July. What we also knew at that point, was that we wanted to do more with the space around our character. Thought of something like a club holiday, where you’re in your safety area and don’t have that much knowledge about the country and what’s outside that resort. So we made a few sketches on paper and put our ideas together in a final one. Many decisions about colors and details in our pieces always come during the painting process. We had another piece in the making during that time, so we could switch from one to the other.
1x: What do you feel is unique about this piece compared to your other work?
Low Bros: It’s one of the first pieces on canvas where we created a whole setting, instead of just concentrate on the character.
1x: Describe this piece with one gut reaction word.
Low Bros: Finally we can drop this word: Poolio! Haha (Shout outs to Akacorleone And Kruella D’Enfer)
1x: What have your past experiences been with POW!WOW! ?
Low Bros: Haven’t been to Hawaii yet, but just sent our second piece for a group show there. Last year we took part at the POW!WOW! Long Beach event. They are really nice dudes and everyone’s giving his best to make it a great time!
1x: What’s your schedule looking like for 2016? Any big shows or events coming up that you’d like to share?
Low Bros: We will have a solo show in our hometown Hamburg in September. It will be at the Golden Hands gallery. A new space with an experienced gallerist and a good selection of artists. You should keep an eye on it.