Los Angeles based multimedia artist, Blazzy, is ready to shine past the internet and into the global media market. With strong talent in graphic design, video production and fashion design, he is able to manifest his creative desires through various mediums to great successes. While his work is always evolving and being refined, Blazzy is able to maintain a consistent style that balances his unbounded innovation as an artist and his sound technical skills with the tools that he uses.
Constantly working on his next project, Blazzy has been steadily growing his brand through a stream of content that reflects his growth as a designer. From collaborative efforts with NEWESTMAG to designing pieces for Southside of 808 Mafia, Blazzy's work ethic is only rivaled for his passion to create. Since a young age Blazzy knew he was meant to leave his mark on the art world and has never stopped in his quest to live out this fate.
The following interview has been edited for clarity.
For some of our readers who may not know you, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Blazzy born and raised in LA. I am a multi media designer.
How did you find that you had your talent for art?
As a kid it started with Legos, then drawing and then doing it digitally as a teen. I always tried to involve myself with creative shit. It's kinda always been around so there wasn't an exact moment when I found out I was talented. I just always did what I liked to do.
Can you describe your creative process a little?
Most of my work isn't premeditated, I freestyle it and work backwards. I pick up small concepts and ideas throughout my day just being in traffic, going out to eat or listening to music and whatever sticks in my head I might apply it later that night on a design. But the process is based externally just as much as internally. I gotta be in my zone if I design something that is O.K. I take a shower, clean my room and make a cup of coffee. That almost always solves my design issues.
Outside of art, what inspires your work?
I can't name you more than 10 artists that have their work shown at the MoMa right now. I think traditional art is outdated and oversaturated, so I never look in that direction. Fuck that. Music inspires me so much, I love music more than I love art.
My biggest inspirations are freight truck cargo, geometry, the album Yeezus, and new challenges.
Besides Yeezus, what other albums or musicians have influenced your work?
Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1 by Young Thug. Cruel Summer by GOOD music. Trap God 2 by Gucci Mane. Almighty So by Chief Keef. Who Trippin Da GangTape by frostydasnowmann.
All have a huge influence in the quality and style of my work.
You have a very original style, how did that come about?
I think it's because I don't come from a traditional artist background. Most people around me growing up didn't have much of an interest in the arts (that goes for music, clothes, taste etc.) So going into it with no initial direction or bias helped me find my own style.
In your opinion, what separates you as an artist?
Just perspective, taste, and execution. I think a ton of artists online are capable of becoming the biggest of our generation and at the end of the day they just need those 3 things.
Are there any other artists working now that you're a fan of?
Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Neckface, Killd by Kill and 100BR.
Do you have any new pieces in the works?
I am always creating. Whether it be designing a logo, making cover art, doing a music video, merch, making iced out AF1s, etc... It's an everyday thing! if I go a day without opening my laptop I would go crazy. I'm addicted to doing what I do. But be on the lookout for bigger projects.
Bigger projects? Anything we can get a bit of insider info on?
Where do you hope your art will take you?
To the top!! This is what I'm going to do forever. I want to be the best fr fr!!