Larry Clack is an incredibly talented artist from Garland, Texas with a passion for inking colorfully eccentric renditions of the world as he sees it. Over the years, Clack has molded together his signature style that has a way of sublimely catching your eye; a style that reflects a sense of complexity through a spontaneous combination of graffiti and abstract. Getting to know and understand this young and ambitious artist has been an intriguing, as well as humbling, experience.
CYM: In your own words, can you describe the concluding style you portray through your art?
LC: The gritty stuff in the world. It’s usually what I do when I get home from the bar at night.
CYM: Who are your biggest artistic influences?
LC: I’d probably say my biggest influences are Jean Michel Basquiat, Jackson Pollock, Ralph Steadman, and Charles Bukowski.
CYM: How and when did you find your passion in art?
LC: I started thinking about art when I was like seventeen and got introduced to graffiti.
CYM: Is there a message you’re trying to send through your artwork?
LC: There’s really no message, it’s kind of just like… word vomit. There’s no preparation or anything like that.
CYM: What techniques do you mostly use when you create art pieces?
LC: I use an unorthodox selection of items to put the application onto the media, like sticks, the edges of rulers… just spontaneous brush strokes from random pieces of material. But I also use markers and stuff. I have lots of different styles that fit my mood at the moment.
CYM: Can you explain the process of coming up with an art piece?
LC: It’s pretty unconscious for me but it really depends on the materials that I have available at the time and what’s going on with my life at the time.
CYM: What do you believe makes you unique or different from other graffiti artists today?
LC: Well I don’t really sell anything *laughs*.
CYM: Where do you see yourself artistically in the future?
LC: I see myself hopefully making a living.
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