“My name is Erlin Geffrard aka Kreyola Kid and bitch I paint!” – Erlin
Rae: Let’s begin, do you have an alias?
Erlin: In a way yes, I have a project named “kool kid kreyola” which is an art persona that I create work under
Rae: Tell us about your artwork? Do you challenge the world’s thinking with the art that you make?
Erlin: umm wtf….that is a lot of pressure…the world could suck it man, I am creating work for fun!
Rae: How many hours a day do you create?
Erlin: Depends on the day. I stay painting, I don’t focus on the time, I just paint.
Rae: What is your most favorite medium at the moment right now?
Erlin: Booty? I paint on butts….it’s fun!
Rae: Is there anything you consistently draw inspiration from?
Erlin: I love ancient art all over the world: Egyptians, Nubians, Mayas
Rae: Any books you’ve been reading at the moment that has been inspiring towards your artworks?
Erlin: Hero With A Thousand Faces, and The Alchemist
Rae: How do you recharge when your creativity hits the wall?
Erlin: I hit the crack pipe jk. I just relax the mental and go back to the basics!
Rae: Describe the process within yourself when you are creating a new piece?
Erlin: Shit, I just keep it nasty like I get it wet, then I put it in, ya feel me!
Rae: Yeah, I understand how that process is. Any upcoming new projects, shows, or travels?
Erlin: I got a show coming up at the Luggage Store Art Gallery! Feb 9, 2012.
Rae: Nice! Looking forward to that! What percentage of your work is collaboration vs. say, interactive? Or are the terms in your work interchangeable?
Erlin: Awww man like 50%- me, 50% colab i think more community art projects are the future. Less ego art world b.s., more rainbow togetherness…I worked with Spencer Keeton, Rye Purvis, Moe, Triple Mike the Shooter, D-nice, Quin Arnason, Quinn Arneson, Camus revel, the list goes on dude
Rae: Studying at SFAI, what have you learned most about there?
Erlin: no comment
Rae: Which cities have you lived in?
Erlin: I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and then moved to sf, dats all!
Rae: Any artists you would love to collaborate with in the near future?
Erlin: R. Kelly, and John Baldessari
Rae: What do you like most about the art in San Francisco?
Erlin: The growing interest in new artists. I feel like their eyes are on us now.
Rae: Favorite place traveled? Why?
Erlin: my dreams cuz I travel nonstop
Rae: Has your art style changed at all during the years?
Rae: Working on any new series of work?
Erlin: yeah um urban hieroglyphs
Rae: If you were to stop making art, what would you replace it with?
Rae: Any artists that you admire, that influences your work?
Erlin: Spencer Keeton
Rae: What type of music or bands are you listening to right now?
Erlin: Whale Cries
Rae: Finally, What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?
Erlin: smoking out with Carlos Villa
Rae: Thanks for the interview Erlin, looking forward to seeing more of your works in the upcoming future.
Check out Kool Kid Kreyola’s website: http://bitchipaint.com/