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17Jul2014

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Interview with Czr Prz

CZR PRZ is Chicago home-grown goodness…straight dope!  A true multidisciplinary artist and serious globe-trotter, he puts his heart and soul into everything he touches, including relationships with others, as evidenced by enormous generosity and patience in the collaborative environment.   CZR opens our eyes to his deep connection and loyalty to community, and talks specifically…
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15Jul2014

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Interview with DAVE TODARO

Montreal painter and art educator Dave Todaro co-directs our pedagogical offshoot EN MASSE for the Masses, alongside Katie Green. In his own personal art practice, Todaro is a painter with tight technical standards, a penchant for photorealistic wildlife and a subtle but unmistakable awareness of the environment and our relationship with (and within) it. Where…
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9Jul2014

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Interview with LEA HEINRICH

  An early participant in EN MASSE, it’s been a while since German illustrator/printmaker/comic artist Lea Heinrich has jammed with us, bringing her bold, simple, highly graphic style and subtle, poignant sensibility to the table. An upcoming opportunity in Europe may soon set that right, but in the meantime, here are Lea’s thoughts on this,…
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7Jul2014

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Interview with MAZ PAZ

Footloose, multifaceted artist Mas Paz has roots that spread across the Americas… and as his efforts in muralism, illustration, installation art and print production expand, his branches are reaching out too. A repeat participant in En Masse, Mas Paz spoke to us about his style, his social concerns (his handle, meaning “more peace” says a…
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2Jul2014

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Interview with Nice One

Chicago’s street art scene is a big and diverse community to watch!  However, one name pops up a lot these days:  Nice One. With his large, intricate wheat pastes, and gorgeously energetic murals dotting the landscape, Nice One has established a great deal of respect over the years.  Though warm and soft-spoken, his BIG enthusiasm for…
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30Jun2014

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INTERVIEW with EVOCA1

Self-taught in a wide range of media — muralism being a forte — Miami artist Evoca1 brings a deep and distinctive sensibility to the walls he works on around the world. The intensely empathic quality of his work carries through to his efforts combining art and acts of social conscience —more on that below, in…
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21May2014

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Interview with TYLER RAUMAN

One of the very first EN MASSE participants, and truly a consistent ground breaker over the years, Tyler Rauman is at once a visual artist, musician, weaver of psychedelic spaghetti and isometric robot engineer. With ever-present humour and a warm generous attitude with others, he kicks out coolness across multiple media, with an eye hungry for rich…
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24Apr2014

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Interview with JONO DOIRON

A Maritimer now based in Montreal, Jono Doiron straddles the divide between pop entertainment — the techniques, aesthetics and imagery of cartoons — and fine art with a further reach. When not hunkered down in his studio, however, Doiron finds the time to participate in and even engineer public art events — group shows and…
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