Two years ago I met this really extrovert dude named Kevin. Literally the night I was introduced to him, we joined forces in the kitchen to bake potatoes then for whatever reason watched porn. Oh now I remember why. It was because of a silly debate Kevin had started about black vs white porn which I don’t even want to relive. We are so past that! The point is, he annoyed me for years…or more like for as long as I knew of his existence. I could only think of his black girl bias. But then things changed. He invited me to his first art show, got a beautiful girlfriend who I have always admired, and shaped up to his weirdest potential. All in all, he wasn’t so bad. So I was like, hey let me ask Kevin a few questions for my blog to have a better understanding of this fool. See what the artist has to say after the jump.
Name Kevin Hudson Jr.
Hometown Chicago but I grew up in the burbs of Flossmoor and Riverdale.
Top 5 vices Liquor, single girls, girls in relationships, girls with babies, weed and asian girls. Also syrup and brawts and candy…and painkillers…eh my life is filled with vices that I endulge in headfirst.
Currently on your playlist Odd future, Chief Keef, The basedgod Lil B, 2 Chainz, A$AP, some old shit Bee Gees and shit like that.
Trillest adventure(s) (Laughs!) Getting robbed by a friend at shotgun point while being too stoned to even be worried.
Weirdest thing you’ve ever done Damn that’s a good one hmmm, reenacting a Star Wars scene in the mall with Richard. Actually that’s not weird, that was fun. Hmmm…having sex with a pregnant woman oh and being a male escort. Yah.
Least favorite trend(s) (Laughs) Trends in general. Blond hair on niggas.
When I first met you we cooked potatoes together, watched a few porno’s with friends, and then you outta nowhere came at me saying I was cool for a ‘black girl’ and it took me forever to forgive you. I now know you to be pretty weird, but inside there’s some other worldly sense! And you give me praises, so I’m suddenly curious. Who would you say is Kevin as a man and as an artist? Wow you are super good damn okay as a man I’m smart and dumb at the same time. I enjoy my life and all life around me. I see the good in everything but I’m quick to judge a book by its cover…damn your good hmmm…I guess Kevin as a man is just trying to live life as a happy man no matter what happens. [Kevin tries] to stay positive and happy. As an artist I’m super egotistical around close friends and loved ones but when I get around new people I’m very shy and unsure of myself. In my art I still try to be me. I never go outside me or my comfort zone. I need to break that.
When did you start displaying your art? Damn good question. [This] January was my first real deal art show. [But] I displayed shit on Facebook like three years ago…actually four.
I had fun at the art show held in that living room. Are you going to continue doing those? I wish. The owner went back to Canada but it’s not hard to see how much it is to get that place. I would have summin here at my new place soon.
Your paintings look like they pull a lot from childHOOD fantasies and loneliness, but how would you describe your work and what’s your process of creation? Well that’s how I would describe them. I try to just walk around outside and stare at the lake or the moon or stand silently in the woods and feel alive again. When you’re a kid you’re always on a constant high off life [that is] so pure so I try and channel that a lot.
Who or what do you find inspiring? The moon, my relationships, nature, and big breasted women.
Have you seen any of your art on nails? Nope, but I would like too. That shit could be ill well what I’m envisioning is ill.
How do you make the most of living in Chicago? What’s the scene like in your neck of the woods? Just by living really and woods is what the scene is like in the neck of my woods (Uptown). But no up North is chilled out. I stay right by the lake so it’s just nice to go out and skate and grab inspiration to do art and the girls in yoga pants!
What can people expect to come from Kevin G. Marcelo this summer? Greatshit in one word. Exceptional art, maybe a lil skate-u-mentary, maybe some tees, I don’t know. I just know summer will be fun hopefully for everyone.
isis-nicole: I’m still proud of this QA I did with Itzel Xoco as well.
As some of you may already know, I consider @Lurkdat to be something like the yellow pages of the internet, and scrolling through her Twitter account I found Itzel Xoco—- a 19-year-old Hawaii rainbow goddess, wife of DJ/producer Munchi, and Solataire game beast who loves to make art. The only logical thing for me to do was follow and send for an interview request. And she was totally down! In this piece Itzel Xoco pronounced “ix-chill sho-ko” discusses her vices, least favorite trends, and what it’s like living in Holland. See more after the jump.
Favorite blog(s) (Laughs) Honestly, I don’t read any blogs….
Most Known For Being born with the capability of not giving a fuck! (Laughs) Nah art, dance, bein’ the lil rainbow girl.
Unknown For My on point dream deciphering and I can beat a game of Solitare in under 3 minutes.
Top 5 vices Killing my hair with colour, terrible Pop music from the 90’s, spam, the 2 tacos for $1 at fucking Jack In The Box, Twitter.
Currently on your playlist Hype Williams, Casey Veggies, Blaque, Big L, Juvenile, Melissa Ford, Mandy Moore, Clams Casino, RoxXxan, Amplify Dot, Rizzla, LE1F.
Trillest adventure(s) Honestly, I wish I had the time to write a fuck load stories but I’ll just say I don’t let anyone punk me out. Not about the bitch life.
Least favorite trend(s) Fucking triangles…get the fuck over em.
What is Itzel Xoco about and when did you start virtually displaying your art? I’ve been putting random shit online for awhile but only until last year exactly around this time, did I start taking it seriously. I was in a Barnes&Nobles with my then boyfriend Munchi (we’re married now) looking at art books and I told him I would be the happiest if I could be an artist. He said why don’t you do it then? (Laughs) And I was like shittt, basically.
Your designs are so vivid with many celestial and ethereal elements. How would you describe your work and what’s your process of creation? I would describe my work as colourful?! If I make anything there is always an explosion of colours. I hope my art is stimulating and connects people with their inner child. I like to make my art with a completely fresh mind. Not under any influences. I just like to be comfortable. I can make art anywhere.
Who or what do you find inspiring to your work? Strong women, the thought of a free world, sdjfheproifpad colours, weird stones, metallics, trap shit.
Do any of your pieces represent your own sexual fantasies or is this just how you interrupt the universe? Do I have sexual content in my pieces? (Laughs) Okay maybe my subconscious slipped out?
Have you seen any of your art on nails? NO, BUT THAT WOULD BE SO SICK.
When is your concept clothing line Paws gonna drop?! When I feel like it’s ready.
How do you make the most of living in Holland? What’s the scene like out there? I only come here for 3 months a year. I use the time and gather as most inspiration as possible. I don’t know anything about the scene here but I went to a venue called WORM tonight in Rotterdam. It was amazing. The establishment is all about art, film and music. Tonight they were playing a short film. I didn’t see it though :/ I just looked around and read this neat as lil magazine. Come back to me in a few days and I can tell you about the scene here !
What can people expect to come from Itzel Xoco in the next year? ART, MUSIC & PAWS!