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BLACK SCALE X LIL MISTER P COLLABORATION

 

 

Designed in Mexico City, Mexico by Lil Mister P. I was first introduced to Lil Mister P by my good friend Golgo about a decade ago. I kept hearing his name over and over again from ghost designing and even ghost painting. I always knew that great artists have a team behind them when putting projects together but when I first saw what Golgo and Lil Mister P were doing for brands and gallery shows I saw what secret weapons they truly were. I have collaborated with The Flow Team for many years but this is the first official collaboration with Lil Mister P. It's a very special collaboration because of our relationship and the respect for his artwork. From the streets of Mexico City we share with you Lil Mister P.

 

 

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- How did you get your name?


My name is actually a nickname that evolved. I used to wear a mask with some kind of piranha face, and then in a Futura 2000 visit to Mexico City he started to call me Lil Mister P, because of the piranha face and the fact that I’m the youngest of my team (Da-Flow Team).



- When did you start painting? How did you get involved?

I got involved with comics and graphics when I was a kid. A cousin of mine tought me some drawing skills and later in high school I studied graphic design. Painting was a consecuence of my love for doing wheat paste on the streets. Then I started doing it on canvas and other medias.



- Can you recall when you first knew you had a talent for painting?

I realized it when I was doing some ghost art for a brand/artist and my illustrations started to get attention. In that time I was doing more digital art so I started painting more.



- What would you call your style?

I call it Hypervector. Which is a pretty detailed vectorial illustration giving the feeling of 3D or depth when it is actually 2D. It’s called Hyper with the “Y” referring to Hype cause I always work with heavy graphic material such as violence, adult content, or religion.



- Out of all the artists you have worked with in your career which artist were you most stoked to work with?

Futura without a doubt. I respect & admire all the people I’ve collaborated with, but with Lenny it was special. He gave me my nickname, and always treats me like his grandson or something like that. He also painted with Harring and Basquiat… so definitely Futura!



- Mexico City has so many great artists and it’s becoming more popular for artists around the world to come here and live here, is it a free space to create or is there a lot of rules when coming into the space and respecting the local scene?

They all are welcome, in my personal opinion everybody can work here and do whatever they want. But yes they have to respect whats happening here, we go a little slower because of the economy, so for artists from other countries it can be easier to do big things here. They just have to understand that situation, thats all.



- What was it with Black Scale that made you want to collab?

I’ve always liked Black Scale since I first learned about the brand. I used to work at Ssur when the ASAP boom happened and really got me hooked. Later got the chance to collab as a team (Da-Flow) and now planning this as an individual gives me a lot of joy.



- With this collaboration why did you choose to go with this art and is this your signature style?

I’ve been working with religious images for some time now, but this time I wanted to show an “empty and broken” vision of it. Working with new colors such as green and purple to bring more attention to graphics.



- With this collaboration why did you choose to go with this art and is this your signature style?

I’ve been working with religious images for some time now, but this time I wanted to show an “empty and broken” vision of it. Working with new colors such as green and purple to bring more attention to graphics.



- You have done so many guest appearances with brands and other artists and always remain behind the scenes. What made you finally come out and show the world Lil Mister P?

I always think that you have to work hard to get a position. In my case I had to refine my art and my skills to finally show the world what I have to offer. Now that I’ve been in many positions as a creative, assistant, and art director… People have started recognizing what I’ve done in the past and present. With the main difference being today I do everything by my own rules. I do what I like and what makes me feel good.