EP 126 : HOXXOH
"It’s just lettering. I don’t care if I do it with a spray can or with a brush. I just love to play"
I am driving with windows down late at night through the sticky Miami heat to meet an artist who has the name of a sci-fi creature and who’s work deals with portals and dimensions of time and space… I have no idea what to expect. When I arrive at HOXXOH’s house what I find is a super laid back guy with a lot to say and a small but aggressive dog who wants me to know right off the bat who the real boss is. As we sit and talk about his work and journey through the art world I realize this space creature’s super power is his drive and thrust for experimentation. Known mostly for his large-scale murals depicting abstracted colorful circular portals painted with his trademark “flare” marking, it’s actually his studio work where the real magic is found. Countless hours of experimenting with mechanisms and techniques lead to discoveries that eventually turn into beautifully complex works of art. Over the next 60 minutes HOXXOH walks me through his fascinating story including a moment of intense tragedy on the job a few years ago and how that moment and all the others in the past decade have lead him to this exact moment in space and time.