02. YAYA

01. How would you define Yaya?

YAYA is sometimes optimistic, obscure and always colourful.

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

I have been creating street art for year. I used to draw comics then suddenly decided to make huge paintings them pasted them up in the streets. It was quite by accident.

03. Why do you attaching stickers?

Stickers can cheer up an otherwise boring environment. They can cheer people up, add colour and put a smile on somebody’s face.

04. An interesting anecdote?

I first went pasting up on a pogo stick

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

I think stickers give people a voice, they allow an artist to express themselves. They can cheer you up, make you think and put a smile on peoples faces. And that surely is a great thing.

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

I do consider many stickers small artworks. I initially created stickers with positive messages on, but often I create colourful graphic work with strange characters on. The weirder the better!

07. Anything new in mind?

I am currently wotking on SSOSVA stickers and also some sculptures to stick up on walls.

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

I have my work in India which is pretty cool. And some great artists in New Zealand are always happy to stick up work for me there. They’re rad people. I’d love to have a sticker on Husky Sleigh in Alaska.

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

Just go for it. Its cheap to start, if you love illustrating of are a keen typographer just give it a shot. DM street artists who you admire and ask them for any advice or tips.

10. Someone who had been a reference for you?

Maurice Sendak, the creator of where the wild things are. Underground comic illustrators and generally graphic designers.

11. Whom would you offer next month?

Bazzagramz who is a fantastic artist, he produces beautifuly made eggshell stickers and 3D work and is a legend and a lovely guy.

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

@Bentoghoul who is an amazing artist, lovely guy and great mate. @noxiousbastards my crew of artists for the laughs, support and inspiration. So many people from the street art community. You know who you are if you read this. Thank you legends!

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