BOMONSTER Answers Gnarly Questions


Get your own copy of the premiere issue of Gnarly magazine to see profiles on lots of current lowbrow kustom kulture artists including BOMONSTER. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

What are sales like on your site compared to going on the road and selling. You’ve gone on, what, ten shows in the month we’ve been talking about this magazine feature… Do you love traveling, or is that just the best way to get your artwork seen by the like-minded masses?

Both require a huge amount of effort. Just having a website is not enough. You have to get people to see it and that means you need to be involved in social media. My website sales are best when I’m engaged on facebook, Instagram and my own blogging. Art is not the easiest thing to sell because it’s not a rational decision – it’s an emotional one. I see things I like online all the time and then get distracted and forget to buy. And that’s the great thing about live shows – the music, the cars, the creativity, the people - all create an environment where the art fits. I look for shows that I personally enjoy as a fan - not just as a vendor. I’ve done art gallery openings, music events, car and bike shows, drag racing events and a couple of big AMA MX races. The art purchase becomes more of an emotional reaction to the day versus a logical decision of what it will look like next to something else on a certain wall.

In April my wife and I drove to Austin, Las Vegas and So Cal for shows three weekends in a row. They happened to be very good shows with an international following but yes I love the travel in between. It helps that my wife is a great traveling companion and drives while I sleep. The shows are a great way to get my work in front of people and I do love the travel part too. I love observing the every day life of others and have a much more positive view of people when I travel. I have come to realize that today’s news media, education, TV and online entertainment presents a very edited, slanted and politicized view of society. Traveling is a great reset button for the mind.

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