MARCUS SCHREDER

 PASSUA, GERMANY | MARCUS SCHREDER

PASSUA, GERMANY | MARCUS SCHREDER

INTERVIEW: TERRELL "REALIFE" BLACK

VALIDATED: WHICH COUNTRY AND CITY OR TOWN ARE YOU FROM?

MARCUS SCHREDER: I WAS BORN IN GERMANY AND LIVE HERE TOO, IN PASSAU, NEAR BAVARIA (IN THE SOUTH OF GERMANY).

VALIDATED: WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS? WHICH TOOLS AND SUPPLIES DO YOU PREFER TO USE?

MARCUS SCHREDER: I USE GRAPHITE PENCILS FROM “FABER CASTELL“, MAINLY GRADES B8, B6, B4, B2, HB, H2, AND H5. IN ADDITION, I USE CHARCOAL AND CHARCOAL PENCILS FROM “FABER CASTELL“, SOFT AND HARD TO GET THE DEEP BLACK NOTES. TO BLUR, I USE PAPER STUMPS AND Q-TIPS TO MAKE THE TRANSITIONS SMOOTHER AND SOFTER. TO CREATE THE HIGHLIGHTS I USE A KNEADING ERASER, A TOMBOY MONO ERASER AND OCCASIONALLY AN ELECTRIC ERASER. IN ADDITION, I ADDITIONALLY USE GRAPHITE POWDER FOR SHADES AND BACKGROUNDS.

VALIDATED: WHAT ARE A FEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS AND REWARDS OF WHERE YOUR ARTWORK HAS TAKEN YOU SO FAR?

MARCUS SCHREDER: A HIGHLIGHT, FOR EXAMPLE, WAS THIS YEAR, WHEN I HAD AN EXHIBITION IN MY HOMETOWN AND THE RUSH AND POSITIVE REACTIONS CRUSHED ME. AFTERWARDS, THE PRESS WAS STILL HERE AND PUBLISHED A HUGE ARTICLE IN THE NEWSPAPER, WHICH HELPED ME TO BECOME MORE WIDELY KNOWN. THAT WAS THE BIGGEST REWARD FOR ME AND OF COURSE THE PEOPLE AND ARTISTS WHO FOLLOW ME IN SOCIAL MEDIA AND WRITE AND EXPRESS POSITIVE CRITICISM .

VALIDATED: WHEN AND WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO FOCUS ON HIP-HOP ARTIST?

MARCUS SCHREDER: I GREW UP WITH HIP-HOP AND IT HAS ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED ME IN MY YOUTH, AND STILL TODAY. THAT’S WHY I DECIDED THIS YEAR TO BRING ONLY A FEW OF THE HIP-HOP GIANTS THAT INSPIRED ME AS WELL AS I CAN ON PAPER.

VALIDATED: WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO HOW THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY HAS EMBRACED YOUR WORK?

MARCUS SCHREDER: I WAS AMAZED HOW PEOPLE ACCEPTED MY ART AND EXCITED ABOUT THE MANY POSITIVE REACTIONS FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. I RECEIVE MANY DM’S AND E-MAILS ASKING WHICH TECHNIQUE AND MATERIALS I USE. THAT SHOWS ME THAT THE PEOPLE OUT THERE ACCEPT MY ART AND THAT MAYBE MY WORK IS NOT THAT BAD AFTER ALL. THAT’S PRAISE ENOUGH FOR ME. NOT JUST BY HIP-HOP FANS, BUT BY EVERYONE. I HOPE THAT MY WORK WILL BE DISCOVERED BY SOME ARTISTS AN ART SITES THAT INSPIRE ME.

VALIDATED: HAVE YOU HAD ANY ART EDUCATION OR ARE YOU SELF TAUGHT?

MARCUS SCHREDER: I’M A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST. I’VE DRAWN SINCE I WAS 6 AND HAVE TAUGHT MYSELF THE DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES.

VALIDATED: HOW HAS ART INFLUENCED YOUR LIFE?

MARCUS SCHREDER: FROM 2005 TO 2015, I TOOK A CREATIVE BREAK AND DEVOTED MYSELF ENERGETICALLY TO SPORTS. 2 YEARS AGO I SAW A REAL “CARAVAGGIO“ IN VIENNA AND LOOKED AT IT MORE CLOSELY AND THIS INSPIRED ME TO DO MORE. THEN THE FEVER SEIZED ME AGAIN AND SINCE THEN I TRY TO OUTDO EVERY SINGLE JOB OF MINE. “CARAVAGGIO“ WAS IN MY OPINION THE BEST OF HIS TIME, AND STILL TODAY. IN THE MEANTIME, I CAN NO LONGER IMAGINE A LIFE WITHOUT ART.


VALIDATED: WHICH ARTIST HAD THE MOST MEMORABLE REACTION TO YOUR DRAWING OF THEM?

MARCUS SCHREDER: THE MOST OUTSTANDING REACTION TO ONE OF MY WORKS WAS THAT OF “SNOOP DOGG“. HE HIMSELF SHARED MY DRAWING ON HIS PAGE ON INSTAGRAM AND THE APPROXIMATELY 17,000 REACTIONS OF THE PEOPLE WAS OVERPOWERING FOR ME.


VALIDATED: WHERE CAN THE READERS FIND YOU ON THE WEB?

MARCUS SCHREDER: YOU CAN FIND MY WORK ON INSTAGRAM (WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/PER.M.ART) AND FACEBOOK (WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ARTBYPERM). MY WEBSITE IS STILL IN THE WORKS. FOR QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES YOU CAN REACH ME ALSO UNDER MY E-MAIL (MARCUS.SCHREDER@ICLOUD.COM).

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