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Interview with Opia-FDS ~ Los Angeles



LA Graffiti Girls, a site, or blogumentary site, is mainly focused on documenting the lives of and highlighting female graffiti artists and artists in LA. For this post, LA Graffiti Girls has conducted yet another great interview with female writer, graffiti artist and curator...Opia-FDS

Q: What or who has inspired you to pursue graffiti art?

A: I’ve always seen it while riding in cars as a little child. I’d always try and pronounce the names of the tags, would rubber neck to see the colors of a piece, and would try to copy the characters I seen on a wall production on paper. I found that other friends of mine were interested in graffiti while I attended high school, so we all inspired each other. My circle of friends that were into graffiti art expanded, and I got to meet talented artists that have left a footprint in my art walk. However, I attribute most of my inspiration to Duem, a natural-born artist, who influenced me in many ways.

Q: How long have you been painting? As a writer? As an artist?

A: I’ve been painting for as long as I can remember. Whether it was using tempera paint as a child, to my present use of aerosol. As a kid, I would always be drawing, coloring, painting, or scribbling on something. As a writer, I started tagging in 1999, but I started painting about 2001, so it’s been about 10 years so far. I started entering the urban/street art gallery world around 2003. My first show ever was a collaborative all-female show called “Wonder Women – The Girls of Graff “ curated by Mario Ybarra Jr. of Slanguage Studios and held at Homeland in Long Beach, CA.

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