StreetLove THE ARTIST
The German artist Mittenimwald, from Hamburg was interviewed by StreetLove and we are glad to show off his beautiful artwork.
He told us the story about his artist’s name: in German there is an adage, « den wald vor lauter baeumen nicht sehen », which means: « not to see the wood for the trees ».
« There was a point in my life, I lost my job and I didn’t know what I should do. So I stood in the middle of the forest and I couldn’t find my way ». Middle of the forest, in German translation means: « mitten im wald » like mittenimwald.
He’s now involved in street-art for 3 years, and he began with stickers. He thinks that he began with street-art too old.
He’s not related to a crew, he always works alone as a full-time artist.
He has exhibited in galleries such as at the « Halb acht Gallery » in Hamburg, at « atm gallery » in Berlin – all in Germany.
StreetLove THE ART
His inspiration comes from the fact he worked a long time in advertising agencies. There, he learnt to influence people. « My inspirations are aggressive advertising, provocation and punk ».
He is not working so much in the streets, he prefers working in his small garage, so more on canvas and other supports. He already created more or less, over 100 pieces.
But it’s possible to find his pieces in the streets thanks to the great project of UrbanHearts called « Street-art without borders », who pasted almost 20 pieces of Mittenimwald over the world.
Mittenimwald has not a precise idea of his next piece at the moment. He did many nude girls and skulls in the last few months, so now he is searching for something new… To follow!
Regarding street-art style, he likes stencils, collages and stickers ; and about the theme, he prefers working on people and text.
StreetLove THE TECHNIQUE
His favorite support is walls, when he works in the streets.
To work, he uses a knife, spray-cans, rolls of paper and wood.
To realize a piece, he needs a day, a month, even a year and longer if it requires.
StreetLove THE FUN
He is always listening to music when he works such as indien punk or singersongwriter music.
He loves black color!
3 things he adores: his family, to cut and music.
3 things he hates in general: envier, crabber and politiker!
A message for the StreetLove team?
« Don’t look after somebody say, find your own way ».