Meet The Artist : Frankenstyles
Stephen Kelleher aka Frankenstyles carved his niche as a graphic designer and pioneering street artist in his native Dublin before Uncle Sam called and he upped sticks and moved to Brooklyn, New York.
His work has been featured in publications such as Candy, Complex, Computer Arts, Creative Review, FHM, Pictoplasma, Semi-Permanent, Stash and The Royal Magazine and here he is to tell us a bit about himself.
Has your job ever got you laid, free drink, arrested?
Indirectly, yay and nay.
What did you want to be as a kid?
I have a vague recollection of wanting to be an architect because I knew it involved drawing for a living.
What's the best tool of your trade?
My moleskine and pen that I carry everywhere with me. It contains all my ideas which eventually surface in some shape or form, sometimes years down the line. I could lose everything else and not be bothered.
Why did you choose these three images?
They're from some of my most recent projects and are a good representation of the work I like to produce.
How would you describe them to a blind person?
Pure and simple. Pure in intention, simple in execution.
If your art was music what would it sound like?
Hip hop circa '93.
"You're such a loser Stephen! You think the world revolves around your huge penis!"
Big up yourself
"Ah now, you're a grand lad Stephen. And you have a huge penis too."
How far have you gone for your art?
I moved to helL.A. for a year in 2006 for work. I've been living in New York for a year and a half now but I still get flashbacks.