The intersection and merger of diverse artistic and sub-group aesthetics and influences plays a major roll in the contemporary iteration of what we call street culture. Beyond the music, graphic, and even transportation choices, there is also a balance between the authentic and the watered down. This comes, primarily, from tensions related to work with corporate entities.
Andy Howell, as an artist and a skateboarder (among many other things), has traversed many of the rocky trails that define the mingling of the corporate world and the street arts. Working with companies as diverse as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, DC Shoes and Rossignol (presented to you in the previous post), along with his own New Deal and Element, Howell has created and collaborated on some highly visible art works.
We had an in-depth conversation with the artist about his work, his inspiration and views in general.
Read The Feature Interview here…