EP 103 : HRVB
"Free your mind a bit ... and the try to create your own reality"
HRVB is possibly the most talented, most original, and most prolific painter you’ve never heard of. A full on legend in Berlin and throughout certain circles in Europe, HRVB has developed a style completely his own oli in which his totally tripped out characters and environments morph effortlessly into seemingly impossible shapes and contortions. The level of detail and cleanliness in his work is somehow inconceivable and his bold yet elegant use of color will stop you in your tracks and force you to come in for a closer look. All of this however, is just the icing on the cake because it’s the imagery that he creates that really sucks you in. His murals and illustrations feel like they come straight out of the mind of a cartoon character on a bad LSD trip and will have you staring for much longer than you’d expect trying to decipher the scene and figure out whats gong on… all while drooling and giggling like a school kid. A member of the famous WEIRD Crew, HRVB keeps mostly to himself in terms of painting walls, preferring to paint with friends or on projects he develops himself rather than chasing down the fame and notoriety most seem to be after in the international mural festival circuit. It took JB and Tom over 5 years of asking before he finally agreed to come on VantagePoint but it was a massive pleasure to finally get to sit down with the man himself and pick his brain.