Aito Kitazaki is not your ordinary street artist, he is more than just someone who holds and strokes that aerosol to create art that sends a deep message to the public. This guy is an artist filled with wisdom beyond his years.
Aito is a Japanese visual artist who grew up in Japan and got bored with the monotony of life that he decided to venture on to something exciting that is the world of street art. Inspired by Banksy and Manga, he is read to inspire everyone with his work including aspiring artists in this field. Check out our interview with him below and tell your friends and loved ones about it!
An Interview with Aito Kitazaki
APA: What is the root/birth/foundation of your creativity… how did you get started?
AITO: When I was 18, I was bired with Japanese daily life. Then I met Banksy's work collection and found something I really wanted to do.
APA: Who do you admire artistically? Who has influenced your work? Who do you study?
There is no doubt that Banksy's intense message quality is affected. Also influenced by Japanese manga expression method, character making method, story nature. Because I grew up watching cartoons since I was little.
APA: What legacy do you want to leave?
I would like to leave my mural painting as much as possible around the world. Because my life is engraved there.
APA: What do you want people to obtain when they look at your work?
I think that my work is an advertisement. That's why I'd like you to receive messages I'd like to tell as much as possible.
APA: What do you think your purpose is?
In the end, I would like to change Japanese daiily life with the power of street art.
APA: What is your workflow? What is your creative process from start to finish?
Basically, I start with the work of writing what I want to convey. Then, if I can get the essense of the message visualize it. It is the most important thing to approach what is more essential, what to express and what to convey.
APA: What is your opinion of art in the 21st century?
In the future, I think that artists should use their talent for someone ahead of their own selfishness activities. If so I think that art should cooperate with society and think that it will become to being able to contribute to the world as a business.
APA: What advice would you give to other aspiring artists?
First of all, find your own weapon. And it is important to be proud of even when you're criticized. The rest is to continue to transmit your purpose.
APA: In the next decade what do you wish to accomplish with your creative gifts?
I would like to prove in Japan that street art is not mere graffiti.
APA: What is one mistake every artist should avoid?
Never follow power. Your greatest authority must be yourself.
APA: What do you do to keep going when you are not motivated or inspired to create?
APA: What artists influence your work most?
Banksy and Japanese manga artists.
APA: What most often inspires your work?
APA: What is the most challenging part about being an artist?
When I try to not be like an artist.
APA: What is the best part about creating art?
It is important to communicate to others.
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