A friend of ours going by the name of Mediocre Monster is gearing up to present his debut art exhibit next Saturday September 27th, 2014. The enigmatic persona seems to have popped up in the scene out of nowhere so we sat down with him for a brief Q&A to better understand his vision and upcoming event:
Who exactly is the “MediocreMonster"?
A 22 year old mixed media artist from Camden, NJ that’s sick of how boring the industry and culture has gotten with art, vandalism, music and honestly to address the elephants in the room…something like that.
We are co-hosting your art exhibit on September 27th; what can everyone expect?
A VERY unique vibe. JP and I put a lot of effort in making sure this isn't just about the art, its also an extension of my personality. Its an event I wish someone else were having and I got invited to. I wish somebody had an event where I could see quality, culturally advanced art like a real homeless man holding a sign saying “will work for followers” mocking even some people there. Meanwhile your vibing to DJ Sylo, he's playing a crazy mix some deep house into a Big Tymers set!! as MICK RAW & Matt Ford get ready to perform. People are going to be drinking my very own marijuana milk, all of that with good people only makes this shit so much better.
What the hell is in this “marijuana milk”?
Apple Pucker, Skyy Citrus, pineapple juice…something along those lines... you'll have to try it to find out
What inspired you to put together this art show?
My opinion on culture. I feel like there’s really nobody doing anything NEW. I mean, I love going to showcases and local art shows but what I want to do here is create a new lane. This art show as a whole is an extension of that, and also let’s be real you can always see my art on instagram… here’s where you get to see my personality.
You’ve put together quite a team with DJ SYLO, JP curating, MICK RAW & Matt Ford performing… why did you put together this team?
Everyone who’s apart of the show are extensions of myself. It’s not uncommon to see me & JP leaving MICK RAW’s house high as fuck on our way to Matt Ford’s show and end up at a Pizza Party hosted by DJ Sylo, actually we all ran into each other on south street the other night and ended up at Matt Fords show for real. I wouldn’t have people here who don’t represent me in some form and who i don’t genuinely know or who’s work i don’t appreciate.
Explain your recent expansion to Philly with your art.
A year ago I didn’t think I was ready to expand. I started as the kid in the back of the class drawing boobs on the desk and I took my art to the streets locally. Now I put together enough ideas and technique to make a statement in culture. I’m still learning, but i’m also willing to show my progress to an audience.
Bigger shit. I plan to spread my street art nationwide in the next 6 months and work as the creative designer for event brands in the area because they’re always having the same ol’ shit and don’t realize that with a little creativity you could make a lot more money…if you like that kinda shit.
Show and ticket information available at: mediocremonster.eventbrite.com