As we were trying to figure out who or what would be our first Art article on, we saw this big fat curly green heade lady with big lips and instantly we figured we should talk to our friend Roy Wade, to see if he would be down for a few words and show his work.
Here’s the interview and some of his work
Artwork pictures by Pedro Andade and Roy pictures by Jon Ciotti
So, hello Mr. Roy, how’s going sir?
Good, what’s up Pero
Chillen, So, Tell us a little bit about this glassy eyed artist called Roy
Wait, what? hahahahah
I guess that answers. What inspires you on your art?
A Lot of fucked up dreams; staying up late, eating bad ,not smoking enough weed wait what’s the question again??
What inspires you?
Hmmm… acids, wait, I never took acid. I don’t know… everyday life like, walking around the streets of shitty downtown ft lauderdale, always watching some bum or drug addict fucking having a panic attack crossing the street…haha i think thats what inspires me sometimes
And you as a skateboarder, has skateboarding affected any thing in your art?
Yea, I guess, I started off skating and then just moving to Florida where’s its so fucking hot to skate and it was just a different skating vibe compared to the Maryland homes. so I started to get more into painting and shit to express how i felt in a different way i guess.
And where did the interest in painting come from?
I used to paint a lot when I was a kid, my grandmother used to draw the sickest portraits with charcoal and shit. ; my moms said when i was little I would draw these little people with just a head a fucked up looking face and long legs, with no bodys or anything. I think i got more serious when i was in like ninth grade or something.
What kind of materials do you use?
Pretty much anything I can find laying around my apartment or thrash, cardboard, ink,any kind of paint its all the same i use micron pens and to outline a lot of pieces.
What kind of changes do you see along your paintings from back in the day and now?
The detail and line work, but in my first ones I didn’t really know what I was doing or have any direction or whatever i was just painting anything with out really thinking about it now its about how fucked up i can make these things im always looking up the most terrible shit on the internet like deformed people, murder scenes, three girls one cup haha nah just playing about that one, but just trying to interweave my style with something tragic and horrible to make it a little more pleasing to whoever is viewing it with some smart ass facial expression.
Right on, so, what’s the deal with the big lips? Is it a Flaming Lips fan or a blowjob love thing?
Hahahhahahhaah naw, Flaming Lips are good thou… I don’t know, I did this one painting when I was in ninth grade and it was like a bunch of dumb looking faces with just eyes and no expressions on the faces, no lips or anything, it had awkward feelings written on it. So, then I just had the idea of trying to represent facial expressions more, to get a different affect like more creepier or something I don’t know… fuck that sounded so gay.
I don’t know.
What path do you see your art going in the future? Like different medias, subject, materials? Is there a path you want to follow?
I don’t know, i have been using ink a lot more its fun to try and control and its messy as shit a lot of people ask me why don’t you do always add those lips in your pieces, but for me I’m like it looks sick and weird as shit. every time i put those lips on a piece they are never the same i couldn’t perfect that if i tried its about looking past that and seeing whats going on in the painting like the whole feeling its giving you
But I been doing some new pieces that the lips have teeth people drooling all over the place all fucked up, and some cat paintings in a similar style but instead of lips they have crazy whiskers.
Tell us about a particular piece that you like
One of my favorite pieces i recently just did it not to long ago its called Alfred Einstein, wait, Alfred Einstein? Hahaha, yea i did it over this mexican worm looking guy that was a piece for my friend Jeremy Katz that lives out in L.A. right now and I was never able to send it to him, so I got tired of looking at it and thought I could paint something cooler and did’nt have any money for another canvas at the time so, I painted that shit.
I really love the way the paint drifted outside the thick black lines It reminds me of some street art shit you would see on the side of a train which is not really my style, so i was surprised it came out looking like that
Beatles or Stones ?
Why is this question in every interview? how about FROTH the sounds are so sick right now its my friend Jeremy’s band check them out!
I don’t know why, seemed reasonable to ask. Hawk or Hosoi?
Whisky or Bourbon?
Dogs or cats?
Man i’ve been attacked by so many dogs the other day I wouldn’t go into my friends house cause his friend brought over a german sheppard fuuuuck that! shout out to my cat MCA we need to get those balls removed buddy
That just sounds evil as fuck, so what’s your favorite bar again?
Hahaahahah I don’t know, I don’t really go out that much anymore, maybe PoorHouse I fucking hate going downtown though and seeing the same shit that’s been going on for four years straight, I rather just get some weed and whiskey and fuck with people at beach place on the white walls i have never laughed so hard watching some of those people down there
So why Fart Louderrdale?
Oh why did I move this shitty ass always sunny in floridadelphia state… Cause I was living in Philly and going to school there , I kind of thought it was the city of brotherly love,maybe it was just the wrong time for me to be there, but it was just shitty at the time I didn’t really meet anybody. It’s just a city filled with thrash and the neighborhood wasn’t I just moved to Ft Lauderdale, I wanted sort of a city in a tropical place on the east coast and California was too far at the time (burp… excuse me, sippin on O.E.)
Ol’kay, so last question, what’s best in life, loose trucks, loose girls or loose your job?
Amm, that’s a hard one, shit… I ride tight trucks, Loose Girls? hahha wtf I could never loose my job I’m the smartest man alive!!
Ok ok Roy is tight guy.