Grotesk recently agreed to a short interview with gosince01 and has some words of wisdom for GOTO's kids as well ...
I think I am not doing street art. I am doing illustration inspired by the street. I am not trying to put my artwork in the street just to make it "street" I walk all day long to take photos that inspired me for illustration/projects.
New York inspired me for many thing. The first is the energy. You have to hustle every day in order to stay on the top of your game. There is so many talented people in New York that you have good visibility in the creative mass.
This pushes you always to come up with an evolution in your work, new challenges. You can't just sleep on one thing you did once. New York also inspires my work for color, themes, exhibition, food, friends, fashion, drama,etc...
Not one week happens in New York without some crazy shit going on.
Children's books, eastern Europe vintage posters, Mexican art, New York streets, 90's hip hop, my friends and kids.
4. What advice would you give GOTO's young artists who want a career in art or design?
Work as hard as your body can take it for few years, be patient and aware that a "style" comes with many year of practice and that first of all when you're a designer you need to learn how to communicate the same way the baker learn how to make bread.
5. If GOTO could send you to arts & music summer camp anywhere in the world, where would you go & what would you study?