Posted by: Rachel on the 5th of March, 2013, 120 comments
Posted in: Yis, Nosego, Philadelphia, murals, tacos, 2cool4school,
Was lucky enough a few months ago to have a interview with Philadelphia-based artist Yis "Nosego" Goodwin. Known for his good humored murals and easy flowing style, Yis has easily become a key artist to watch grow and prosper from the Philly art/street scene.
He's done collaborations with Broken Compass Studios creating a popular and fun game app called 'Catball Eats It All', and again with 'Rusty the Rainbow Whale', which just got funded through Kickstarter. It's been a real treat seeing Yis grow from a highly talented street artist and transition into a professional designer and entrepreneur.
Got to ask him a few silly and yes, even relavent question on his art and general lifestyle.
Describe where you live, how old you are and how long youÃ¢ve lived there.
I live in this rad city known as Philadelphia. I'm 27 and I'm from here.
Tell us something about your hometown that not many people know.
Benjamin Franklin founded the Philadelphia Zoo, the first public zoo in the United States.
Describe your studio space the best you can.
What's your average day like?
Wake up drink coffee, answer emails, paint, and if i'm not tired I go for a swim or play basketball at the end of the day.
Tell us about how you first got started with Grafitti and designeing your murals.
I think I just wanted to explore different kinds of art that led me to those mediums.
WhatÃ¢s the best/favorite part of working on a new piece/ Mural?
Just the act of painting large scale is fun, I find the end result very rewarding and I enjoy doing public works that I get to share with others.
WhatÃ¢s be your favorite outdoor project thus far?
I really enjoyed doing the "Daily Spontaneous Excursions"installation at the Woodward Gallery Project Space.
What mediums are you itching to explore?
Probably paint extinguishers.
What do you collect and/or obsessed with currently?
I've been pretty addicted to playing scrabble with friends.
What makes for a perfect life in your opinion?
Just being able to do what you love.
When you were young what did you spend most of your time doing?
Skateboarding around the city with my friends.
What are you listening to right now?
Hannibal Buress's standup album "Animal Furness"
Celebrity dream date.
If you could live in any TV show universe, which would it be..
Studio essentials for you
Coffee & good music
WhatÃ¢s a Kingbrown to you?
A burrito dipped in chocolate.
To check out more of Yis's work and projects go to: www.nosego.com