Carl Paoli (aka Screwtape)

Lab Art Gallery Artist
 Name: Carl Paoli AKA "Screwtape"
Website: www.carlpaoli.com
What is the purpose of your art?  To keep me sane
How would you classify your work (street art, urban art, etc.) and why? On Canvas it's "Urban" on the street it's "street".  On canvas my work represents where I have been.  Cities all over the world. Hanging and living with the wealthy and powerful and spearfishing off the coast of Caribbean ghettos.  My work is my story.
How/when did you first start?  4 years ago, after a 20 year career as a stuntman doubling all the top celebrities in the motion picture industry I found myself physically and mentally broken.  The thrill was gone.  So I took My art to the walls in the streets.
Where do you draw your inspirations from?  I draw my inspiration from the world around me.  Everywhere I go I seem to come in contact with the most interesting people who seem to be on the same mission as me.  To save the world while saving myself.
The best piece that you’ve created and why?  My best piece is my last.  I don't pick up the brush, spray can or paint marker unless I intend to do better.  So my next will be better than my last.
Given the choice, would you Obey or Rebel?  More often times, I Rebel.  Obeying rules keeps the peace.  "Rebellion is for re-claiming the peace."

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“Spray List” by Carl Paoli
“Basquiat” by Carl Paoli
“Will Work for Clothes” by Carl Paoli