07. OHZLVART

01. How would you define Ohzlvart?

ohzlvart comes from a simple code I came up with when I was 16. Ohzlv simply translates to Lewis, I am lewis. So ohzlvart is Lewis-art.

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

I put up my first sticker when I was about 22. I’ve always wanted people to be able to enjoy my art so stickers are a great way to put stuff out into the world quickly! The fist ever sticker I put up was a 1ft by 1ft drawing of a gorilla called Niko. I saw a picture of him in the news paper on his birthday and he was gifted some roses, he did not look pleased.

03. Why do you attaching stickers?

I like putting stickers up to give everyone something different to look at on their everyday journey. Hopefully it will spark creative thoughts in others.

04. An interesting anecdote?

when I was younger, my friends always used to kick me in the nuts. I must have a pair of steel as I have my 3rd child on the way!

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

I see the sticker culture as great fun! It connects artists from around the world! I feel everyone should give it a go!

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

it is most certainly art! I feel everyone involved with stickers is trying to put themselves out there! It’s self expression, it’s like saying this is me, I am here!

07. Anything new in mind?

I’m an ever changing person so I always have something new I’m planning on doing. I’m constantly coming up with new art styles, I draw how I feel basically. So expect plenty of different things to come from me in future!

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

The furthest my stickers have traveled is America but the furthest I’ve ever been is Italy I would love my stickers everywhere, but especially Norway! It’s the place I would like to visit more than anywhere else.

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

I would say to people starting to get into stickers to just be themselves, try to express you! Don’t do what you feel people expect you to do. Aim to stand out and stay true to who you are!

10. Someone who had been a reference for you?

Instagram is full of great artists. many I would consider really good friends! They have been there when I have been really low in myself and they always check in on me if I’ve been quiet for a while. So I have to say thanks for being there @bentoghoul, @prawncoktail, you guys are awesome! Other great artist that keep me inspired are @boyishmind, @kamil.d.v, @ruffymutt.
I could go on but the list would be pages long!

11. Whom would you offer next month?

I am calling for @dno__slaps for the next interview. He’s an all round nice guy and he was the first person I ever traded stickers with!

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

I would like to say thank you for the interview, I’ve never done anything like this and with my mental health this was quite hard to do but in doing so I’ve proven something to myself. Things may be hard at times, you may even feel like they are impossible to overcome, but there is always a way and you will get there in the end.

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