South Florida Daily Blog shared a great post from The Feast on Friday about local street artist Ahol Sniffs Glue. Ahol is among the most well known of the local street artist because of his seemingly ubiquitous lazy eyes overrunning numerous walls throughout Wynwood and the rest of Miami, including right outside of Butter Gallery, our next-door neighbor.
The interview provided some wonderful insight into Ahol’s life and his thoughts on street art…
“By textbook standards I would [consider myself a graffiti artist], but the way I see it I like the fact that anonymously you can build a name and making it your little one man band. You’re in control of people knowing you that don’t know you just by your dedication by to come out and throwing a sticker up or catching a tag doing a mural.”
…and how he hopes to progress as an artist.
“I need to show this next body of work in the right setting. It’s important to me to show it the way I want. There’s a story there, I’ve been through a lot and I’ve used that towards my work. I’ll be painting live at the Wynwood Art Fair in October, but my personal show, this next body of work, it’s got to be done right. It’s personal.”
Aside from painting live, Ahol also created all of the promotional artwork for the Wynwood Art Fair on October 21-23, which is benefitting the Lotus House women’s shelter.