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Exclusive Interview with Paul Shih

Naturally Greed
Lets take the time to get to know Paul Shih! Paul Shih is a awesome New Zealand based artist and also a great friend of mine! Paul's work ranges from Posters, toys, and clothing! This guy is one of the nicest dudes you will ever meet, so heres a little look into the mind of Paul Shih!

1. How did you get into the type of art you are doing now?
uh this is going to be a long story haha, making it short, i'm into drawings since a kid, took art related classes whenever i could, i used to do a lot of painting and photography, and in my graduation project, i decide to come up something different, combining both illustration and photography techniques, i like artwork that tells story, and one of the best way to do that is film or video, when I'm developing the style, I kept referring to stage shows, trying to bring that idea into paper, thats pretty much how it came from, and i'm calling it 'paper diorama

2. What are some things that influence your type of art?
anything and everything, people i've met, music i listen to, toys i bought, stuff on tv, a word, a shape....list goes on

Metal Spirits

3. What do you think of the term "Low Brow"?
i don't know, i don't like to classify art, neither do i care about people labeling low/high brow or fine art, anything from museum, gallery or street are just the same, there are only cool art and boring art to me.

4. What are some things you like to do on your free time?
some basketball, some video games, music, and always hunting for good foods hehehe...

Donut Pirate Tee

5. Do you have a place where you can go just to get away from the stress of the world?
does that place even exist? if anyone know such place, please let me know! anyways, i find traveling, change air definitely helps, i spent quite sometime in asia last year, visited tokyo, taipei, hong kong,and when i'm back in nz, i feel fresh again!

p.s. i found this vitamin b 'stress formula' in supermarket the other day, i'm taking it everyday, and it seems to work?! it's official my happy drug lol

6. What can the world be expecting from Paul Shih in the Near future?
ummm right now i'm working on a new toy, theres a new line of tees dropping in summer, some ideas for new artwork, a bit of everything really! oh ya, me and my mate peap also planing on some project together, should be fun! :-)

BIG UP magazine
Well there it is folks, a exclusive look into the creative mind of Paul Shih! Show Paul some love and check out his Flickr, Myspace, and Website! Drop him a line, he is one of the nicest guys you will ever come across!

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