A real artist is the one that doesn't quit , ever. Even when money fame or recognition is present... A real artist is the one that keeps on going no matter fucking what. And that's what I've been doing for the past 27 years.
People always have an opinion about other artists work, and for the most part i am cool with that. But when people compare me with Basquiat it does piss me off a little. My work is miles away from Basquiat , fucking miles. To say that my work looks like Basquiat, is like saying, Basquiat is a De Kooning wanna be? or Carlo Zinelli, or August Walla, and so on... Outsider Art was being made 30 years before Basquiat was even around. And even if his work is related to Neo-Expressionism it is derivative of Outsider Art or Art Brut if you want... he didn't re-envent the fucking art wheel with his work. Most people think that he did... Only a person with very little art knowledge would say such a stupid outrageous thing (shit). My work is way better than Basquiat in my opinion... It has got a lot more meaningful content. But that's just my personal opinion. I of course like his work, but he is no where near on my favourite top artist list. In fact i rarely mention his name when asked about the artists i like. I mean, i love Anton Unai just as an example, he his one of my favourite artists around. Massimo Nota is another one. but my all time favourite, is of course de grand master Antoni Tapies .
A painting that is well composed is half finished.