Artist Profile: Damers

damers stickersWhat is your name and/or alias(s)?
Damers, my mom gave me it when I was a kid.
Where are you located?
Eugene, Oregon
How long have you been making stickers?
I’ve been making stickers on and off for maybe like 5 years.
damers stickerWhat inspired you to first start producing stickers?
I’ve always loved street art and wanted my art up, but didn’t feel my can work was up to par. Now I do it to improve my painting and because I love the sticker community.
What role would you say stickers play within the greater scope of art?
I think stickers play an interesting role in art today because so many people are doing it, but more so because so many kids and young adults are getting their first real buzz from art with this medium.
What materials do you use?
I use 228’s and Copic markers for hand-drawns. I like screen printing on vinyl and I also like to paint with acrylics. I believe you get the best results if you use the best tools.
What are some of your favorite places to put up slaps?
Places I go, so I can see them. Bar bathrooms?
damers stickerWhat is the longest one of your slaps has survived in the wild?
4 maybe 5 years.
Have you ever had any run-ins with the law due to your stickering?
Not due to stickering. I’ve enjoyed some road crew for stenciling though.
What other artists inspire you?
David Choe, Hunter S. Thompson, Mucha Lucha, Sam Kieth, Dr. Seuss and Chris Spanovich. Of course I can’t forget 2MA, MakeMoreArt, MostMotivatedArtists, Ethos, Phew and Mewdoo.
If you had to guess, how many stickers have you produced to date?
Wow I don’t know, thousands of vinyls and maybe nearing one thousand hand-drawns.
damrs stickerSome artists try to get as many ups as possible. Is stickering about quantity or quality for you?
At this point it’s more about quality for me.
Do you collect and/or trade slaps with other artists?
I do all my trades through 2MA.
What do you want people to take away from seeing one of your designs in the wild?
The design that has the most meaning to me is the Moai heads I do. I was inspired by the iconic image as well a as it being a cautionary reminder of what happens when people refuse to live with in their means. Death of a civilization…
Anything else that you want to add:
Smash the status quo… Resist tyranny… ummm… No one gets out alive?
damers stickerWhat is the best way for people to follow your work?
On Instagram @damers2ma and @mostmotivatedartists
Shouts:
My crew, 2MA, MakeMoreArt, Ethos, Phew and Mewdoo. Also anyone who follows me or MostMotivatedArtists on Instagram, I love the community. Double shout out to anyone who wont stop, who can’t stop, who just has to MakeMoreArt.