Today we’d like to introduce you to Sebastien Boileau / Mr. D1987.
Sebastien Boileau/, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I started as a traditional Graffiti writer in 1987 in Paris France and over 30-year career I have become a professional Painted / muralist / Street Artist. I started a mural company called Eyeful Art Murals and Designs in 1998 and with a Strong urban Art influence.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I work mostly on walls and a variety of medium (ink, Aerosol, heavy soft body paint. I am sponsored artist and brand ambassador for Liquitex artist paint. So I get to play and experiment a lot.
My personal work is very diverse, from abstract to portraits to social and political statements at any scale indoor and outdoor. I apply a simple rule to my artistic approach / NO RULES… I basically do what I want and hope that inspires others to do the same. I started my journey as a black sheep bending and breaking many rules and it got me this far, so why stop now!?
The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Yes, the struggle is real and always will be. the good news is. an Art career can be like recovering from surgery. it gets easier with time:) Get paid! as I give away often and paint for free regularly, I also know when to make no concessions about it, if you are a professional artist you need to be compensated. You can’t create broke and being poor doesn’t make you a better or worthier artist. MichaelAngelo was well off !!… so, if you are good and smart, financial success is possible.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My work is most visible in the streets of Houston (along with other cities around the country / world. My Instagram @MrD1987 is the most current platform to see and know where everything is. As for supporting I work with a few Galleries from time to Time and will be re-opening my own in the fall. My work (from prints, shirts unique paintings) will be widely available on my website www.MrD1987.com in 2019
- Address: Instagram @MrD1987
Facebook MrD1987 Mural site
Artist site www.MrD1987.com
- Website: Www.eyefulart.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Instagram @MrD1987
- Facebook: Facebook MrD1987
Photos by Eyeful Art inc and AMA photography