Sipros: An Exclusive Interview with A.I.M.O.
Your portraits caught my attention last year and I had to meet the artist behind the work! Are painting people your favorite subject matter to paint? If so, why?
I prefer to paint people because it's more difficult and because I identify with my subjects. Plus, when you paint people you have a different subject every time.
Portrait of the wonderful Martha Cooper by Sipros.
Wall for The Bushwick Collective- December, 2015
Do you remember your first wall? Where was it and what did it feel like seeing it up and live?
Yes, very well - it was 1995 near my house in Itapevi (suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil) When I was done, I felt as if I had entered another world and I am still there now. (Smiling)
What collaborations with other artists have you recently worked on?
In May I worked with FX crew here in NYC - you can see the results on Instagram.
Your prints look amazing, too. What mediums to you prefer to work with? Any new mediums that you would like to explore but haven't yet used to date?
I have always been about Spray. The can is my brush. But once in a while I use marker on paper.
What artists inspire you?
No specific names comes to mind, but whenever I see a beautiful work by any artist, it gives me incentive to push my own work to the next level.
What is next for you (after finishing your new wall for The Bushwick Collective today)?
Returning to NY soon for another event. (Declined to specify)
WIP as I write this as today, June 5th.
Where can our readers see more of your work?
@sipros_sipros on Instagram.