Early in his “working class” upbringing in one of East Berlin’s more challenging neighborhoods, LAKE hit the streets and started what would become a lifelong painting career that has already spanned over three decades and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Adding rock climbing and studio artwork to his list of hobbies only increased his desire to travel the world and create. Any visitor to Germany’s capitol city has surely seen a LAKE piece and those who live here can’t help but see them just about every day.
This week JB and Tom sit down with Berlin’s most prolific muralists, LAKE for a very enlightening conversation. Among other fascinating topics such as how his hobby of rock climbing gives him a distinct advantage over other mural painters, Lake gives us his first hand account of what the East vs. West Berlin graffiti scene was like during and after the fall of the Wall.