08. Pencake

01. How would you define Pencake?

Pencake combines my favorite activities: drawing and cooking. Since I was small, I was addicted to food and I also loved drawing, hence the name.

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

Back in 2010, I began my studies in communication design, as I was both interested in designing and printing shirts and other things similar to that. After a while I started thinking of my own label. I was thinking of the name and so I came up with this sweet name.

03. Why do you attaching stickers?

How I see it, stickers brighten up the world. Everybody loves stickers. Stickers are a good possibility to show off your art at different locations. You see stickers everywhere: on electric boxes, on traffic lights, at benches and so on; stickers make all of these things less dull and nicer to look at. And by trading stickers from other artists you can meet new people and learn about things you’ve never heard of.

04. An interesting anecdote?

Back in 2012, I had my first exhibition in Dresden. After a couple of months I came back to Dresden. I think it was late at night when I was taking the tram home. There were two boys with a flyer in their hands. As they spottet me, they startet laughing. I was wondering why they laughed, when one of them showed me the flyer of my exhibition a few month ago.
They noticed me as the artist and I felt flattered by that experience to be noticed on the street.

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

Well, I think stickers are a good possibility to show off your work. So, I think I quite like it. There are a ton of sticker artists who all do a great job in their own unique way. They make cities more lively. Without the street art scene, the cities would look so dull and sad. When I am outside myself I like to look for different artworks or characters.

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

Yes and no. There is a lot of bullshit in the streets. It’s up to you if you consider it as art or not. I myself create stickers for one reason, maybe two. The first one is for me to get recognised by other artists and strangers and the second one is purely because it’s fun. I enjoy the moment when people look at my stickers and their first reaction is a little smile. Or they ask me why I am doing something as pointless and stupid as putting stickers everywhere. My goal with stickers is to have fun with strangers, meet new people and spread my name. I mainly use it as a tool for advertising though.

07. Anything new in mind?

That’s not as easy as you think. There are a lot of ideas on my mind and I also think about what I can do next. My first goal is to complete my Christmas artwork for Instagram. Or to make new tees with the Peazza.

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

The place farthest away from Germany is San Diego, I guess. I was there when I was child and it was a lovely trip with my parents.
Also, I’d like to see my art somewhere in China or Japan. Why, you ask? Because I want to travel to those countries and want to experience the culture firsthand rather than reading about it in books at school or on the internet.

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

Yes, let mistakes happens and learn from your errors. Also, don’t throw away the work you started. Maybe a week or so you’ll like it again and you’ll further develop it. Your mind plays tricks on you and your art. You will never draw exactly what lies on your mind. It’s a developing process which takes time and patience, but everyone can create good art.

10. Someone who had been a reference for you?

First of all, I love the work of Pablo Picasso. However, when Pencake was created at first, I was following different artists such as Robert Richter, Mike Friedrich and Supa Kitch. They created amazing art and were a great inspiration for me. I still really like their art but I follow a lot more artists now. 😉

11. Whom would you offer next month?

For the next interview I think Dennis Gabbana from Braunschweig would work out great. We did a collab together a while ago and I am planning to do more with him definitely!

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

At first, from all, I want to thank my parents, my brother for reading my English grammatical and my roommate Jacob. He is one of the best! He asks me every little thing about my illustrations and sometime even drives me crazy with all of his comments. In a bad, but most of the time in a good way.

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