Richie was born in East Los Angeles, and has become a leader in the grime art world. He likes that his style “can be as shitty or clean as [he] wants it to be.”
Tell us about your journey becoming an artist?
I feel like my art is a product of the internet. Like I never had any direct interest in the art world. Like I drew a bit when I was younger but that was just driven by boredom I think. Everything has been random but I’m now finding out that its all full circle and stuff kinda falls into place.
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What are your favourite tools to create art with?
“I don’t have a favorite set of tools. Sometimes creativity strikes and you looks around you and just grab whatever tool that’s there. I always carry a Notebook,Pen and Sharpie. The Internet used to be my favorite tool till it started using us.”
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What challenges have you faced as an artist?
So many challenges for sure but most of it isn’t skilled based challenges, for me its been and balancing the productive procrastination. I work from home and my home is full of distractions. Just being productive has become the biggest challenge so far.
What future styles or direction to you want to explore/ take your art?
“I want to bring it out into the real world and create some more Grimey type of installs and experience.”
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