Artist Profile: DoSex

dosex stickerWhat is your name and/or alias?
Where are you located?
Dundalk/Baltimore Maryland
How long have you been making stickers?
I’ve been making stickers since 2010.
What inspired you to first start producing stickers?
A lot of my friends were into painting, but I always liked the freedom and fun of running around the city putting stickers on signs and poles around all the bars late at night.
What role would you say stickers play within the greater scope of art?
In my opinion, stickers are a more “public” form of art than painting. You can place a much more artistic, beautiful sticker in the middle of a public area where any painter wouldn’t dream of doing a piece. To me stickers are just something fun to entertain not just myself and friends, but regular people just walking around.
dosex stickerWhat materials do you use?
I usually use all shapes and sizes of Sharpie paint markers (oil based), but have been getting into crosshatching because of the increased detail for which I use fine sharpie pens (permanent) or something similar. Also, you can coat your stickers in a clear or gloss paint to keep them from fading. I’ve done this in the past but haven’t bothered lately.
What are some of your favorite places to put up slaps?
Fells Point and Canton in Baltimore are just fun. You can go to either one and hit bars on winding roads with tons of alleys or long straight shot like roads if you prefer.
What is the longest one of your slaps has survived in the wild?
I still have a few up today that have been up and haven’t faded in three years.
dosex stickerHave you ever had any run-ins with the law due to your stickering?
Yes, but being former military I don’t look like your regular artist. Usually I’m with friends and as soon as we hit somewhere I can duck around a corner. I turn and walk calm as can be like I’m a regular guy. I’ve had a 100% success rate with this lol.
Have you ever had a funny/unusual experience related to stickering?
My two friends and I were hitting some stuff around Baltimore and they had paint. One started painting in a tunnel when a cop came by and immediately pulled up on us. We ran up some stairs I spotted on our left and as soon as I hit the top, I did my casual walk (I ditched everything before I even hit the stairs). As I was just walking along, my two friends were sprinting across the street, paint can flying everywhere in the road. I walked past at least four officers posted in alleys, even waving to them saying “hows it goin’?” Later I found out my friends had waited in an alley behind a telephone pole and dumpster for an hour and a half. No one was caught.
If you had to guess, how many stickers have you produced to date?
Over 5,000 I would guess, but I honestly haven’t a clue.
dosex stickerSome artists try to get as many ups as possible. Is stickering about quantity or quality for you?
I do a little bit of both, I do my good quality stickers for the signs I know won’t get buffed for a long time. I also have some basic ones for fun that may last a week or two.
Do you collect and/or trade slaps with other artists?
No, I just give them to friends who are interested.
Do you have a message that you are trying to convey with your slaps?
Have a good time.
What do you want people to take away from seeing one of your designs in the wild?
Well all I can hope is that they get a good laugh out of whatever I put up. I hit around a lot of bars so a “DoSex” sticker with my “monster” should crack a few laughs.
dosex stickerWhat is the best way for people to follow your work?
Instagram @itshotletsgohome
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