Our guest in our second microinterview is Simon. Better known as SSBStencil, Simão is a street artist and has already left his mark on our showroom and factory (see here: https://boavistawindows.com/urban-art-project-by-boavista-windows/) .
Here are our questions and answers:
Boavista Windows – What makes your art unique?
Simão – The fact that it is a combination of several different techniques, drawing, cutting, spraying and also a bit of freehand. It may seem simple at times, but it requires a lot of previous work. I think working so hard to make the end look so simple is what makes this style unique!
Boavista Windows – Name a project that you have enjoyed working on
Simão – During the quarantine, I used the social networks to paint two paintings and sell them at auction, in order to help some families who were going through a bit less good. There were a lot of people joining the idea and so the result was very satisfactory, the happiness in the faces of the people we helped was priceless!
Boavista Windows – Artist who has influenced your way of working and seeing the world
Simão – The artist who influenced me most was Martin Whatson. His way of seeing the world and balancing perfection with chaos was undoubtedly a great inspiration for me.
Boavista Windows – Working at home or at the office?
Simão – I think, like everything in life, the secret is in balance. For this reason, I prefer to alternate between the two.
Boavista Windows – Music and/or book of the moment
Simão – I like Tash Sultana a lot, although it’s not that recent…
More about Simão: https://www.instagram.com/ssbstencil/
Photo 01, 02, 03 – © Simão Sousa Branca
Photo 04- © Martin Whatson