12.Trollux2luxe

01. How would you define Trollux2luxe?

Like my buddy Beny said: Trollux2luxe takes you to the iconoclastic street art side. Mixing youth world (or even « dumb humor ») with a morbid / trash dimension by engraving, drawings and computer work, his stickings first attract people’s attention by their famous characters, but rapidly reveal their dark side when we look closer. This trap is just the aim of Trollux2luxe’s work: to take the – zombie-Mickey out of everybody like a little brat! People of course, but also the targeted locations and even the city in itself.
But mind this: this rape of childhood by our society’s most macabre clichés, in the unlikeliest urban spots, expose the idleness of a world often hidden by our so square streets…

02. How did all begin? How long have you been with this?

I began putting stickers about 7-8 years ago but only occasionally, they were just small-sized stickers … I took my art seriously 4 years ago with small, medium and bigger formats (from A4 to 2m/3m) as well as with a larger choice of characters which has been growing ever since…

03. Why do you attaching stickers?

Because putting stickers doesn’t take long, it is cheaper and less aggressive than a graff.
It is an ephemeral art because of the weather effects (rain, sun, freeze…) and because people don’t hesitate to tear them off the walls

04. An interesting anecdote?

One day, while I was putting stickers in the rue d’Aerschot in Brussels, the police put their lights and siren on once they reached me. I was surprised and thought they were going to question me but in fact, they kept on driving and stopped a little bit further next to a guy who certainly had got into trouble with a prostitute.

05. How do you see the sticker culture? Is there really subculture?

Stickers culture has always been a part of my life. It all started back in my childhood, when I used to collect the Garbage pail kids cards sold in packs of 5 or the Panini stickers. There were also the skateboard and streetwear brands that used to (and still do!) offer free stickers when buying one of their products. There are so many opportunities to begin collecting stickers. It’s a great advertising medium, because of its various colors, formats, sizes and because they’re easy to stick anywhere.
It’s a real means of expression that speaks to anyone, whatever their age, and that enables to be seen all over the world.

It is an ephemeral art, that requires ingenuity but it enables you to be seen by anyone, no need to be exposed in a museum. But most of all, there is no censure: you can show whatever you want, wherever you want.
Cities offer you so many possibilities and beautiful sceneries.

06. Do you considerer this movement like an art? What do you try to transmit with this?

Of course, you can always do better but slow and steady wins the race!

07. Anything new in mind?

Follow me and you will know!

08. Farthest place where do you have gone? Where would you like see your stickers?

I put stickers all over Belgium
The best place where I put stickers was in an abandoned house, where people were squatting on the first floor.
The room (that used to be a bedroom) was dusty and covered in rubbish. The wallpaper in the back of the room represented a beach with white sand, turquoise water and palm trees… It was paradise on earth!
So there was a real contrast in this room: the sad reality versus the illusion of happiness!
It was a unique opportunity to use my art.
I like the idea of seeing my artwork all over the world, which means I would travel a lot.

09. Some advice for the people are beginning in this art?

What I want to say to people is: go for it! Express yourself! It’s the best therapy against monotony and this society that tries to destroy personalities and turn us into sheep.
Like I said, it is a means of expression. Some people prefer graffiti, others photography. To each his own vision!

10. Someone who had been a reference for you?

Of course, I could think of …. or …. but when you look closer… all those artists, whether they are famous or not, are part of a same universe, they form a whole, each with his proper style and that’s what makes it great. There is no reference, it is just a whole, a mix, a real graphic mess that inspired me and made me want to have a try.

11. Whom would you offer next month?

Doctor Crazy 13, because he is a friend, I like his work and he is well worth discovering.

Do you have anyting to say? Greatings and thank you?

My partner, for supporting me, Kanawax, Clavicule, Docteur Crazy 13, Hjarnvatt’, my cat Tito Mamadou Pluchon de l’appart de Ghlin.

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