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March 7, 2016

NEW: Exclusive PaperMonster Interview

I am excited to share an exclusive interview with Matthew James (HERE). The interview covers some new details on some future projects, art advice, and my love for sneakers among other topics. Check out the entire interview below!!! Enjoy PaperMonster


NEW: Exclusive PaperMonster Interview

March 7, 2016

I am excited to share an exclusive interview with Matthew James (HERE). The interview covers some new details on some future projects, art advice, and my love for sneakers among other topics. Check out the entire interview below!!!




January 5, 2016

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INTERVIEW: STATUS Magazine Issue# 8 featuring PaperMonster

August 11, 2009
I am extremely happy and humbled to be featured in the latest issue of STATUS Magazine Issue Number 8. I have an extensive interview in the magazine covering my two lives; scientist and artist. The issue features Lady Gaga on the cover and within the issue you can find Devon Aoki, Yone, Sung Choi, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, PaperMonster and many more features revolving around art, music and fashion. It is great to see my pieces together and you can even catch a glimpse at some upcoming pieces. You can view past issues of the magazine online or visit STATUS Magazine over at:
Excerpt from the PaperMonster x STATUS Mag Interview titled “DOUBLE IDENTITY”::
“It’s not everyday that you get to see a guy with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences rip up the art scene the way stencil graffiti artist PaperMonster has. ” I admit that it is a massive leap from stencil artist, but at the same time it is very exciting, and I am extremely lucky to be able to do both at the same time. My two lives really melt together at some points and both rely on the exact same thing: Experimenting……”
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STATUS Magazine Issue #8 Cover
PaperMonster Interview for STATUS Mag

STATUS MAG Issue# 7 Cover featuring Fafi




INTERVIEW:: PaperMonster @ Art Nouveau Magazine

July 28, 2009
I recently sat down with Art Nouveau Magazine (HERE) for an interview about my art, my blog, the “Give and Take” project, my influences and stencil art in general. It was a wonderful interview with very interesting questions such as what the role does the internet play in the lives of current artists, the importance of color in my work, and what is my ultimate goal as an artist?
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PaperMonster Interview:

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ANM: When did you first know you were an artist?
PM: We are all artists. We create and destroy and can make something out of nothing. That is really the essence of the word artist. We create because we not only want to express ourselves, but we want to share what we have with the world….
ANM: You blog extensively, how important is blogging to building a fan base?
PM: My blog in all honesty is my life. It helps me share my work, share what I love, and get feedback on what I am doing. I think that not just blogs but the internet as a whole has really opened up the doors for a lot of opportunity to where if you are interested in art or a specific show you can see it all before an event opens to the public . My blog and any other social networking site serve one major role. I control myself…… Fore More Visit (HERE)

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FormatMag: New PaperMonster Interview

October 22, 2008
———————————————— (Here) just released their new issue containing interviews from PaperMonster, James Jarvis, Brixton, Laurel Nakadate, CreateBuildDestroy, Rehab Chicago, Tittsworth and Jeff Chang. Paper Monster’s interview has some great questions about the current state of street and stencil art as well as what drives and motivates PaperMonster. You can check out some screen grabs from the interview below as well as portions of the interview. For the entire interview visit:
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Format: Do you feel that having so called ’street art’ in galleries is making it more accessible or less accessible to its intended audience?
PaperMonster: This is really the “million dollar” question. As artists we are not just a product of what we create but we have risen to the level at which we are simply and only through our audience. The public can either make or break who we are. Through buying our work they fund us to progress and grow to different projects. Our audience moves our name and images across countries to a level that we could never do alone. Blek once told me that work in the street versus a gallery is as simple as having one hundred thousand people see your work in one day versus one hundred people viewing your work in a gallery. In both arenas you are touching people in different ways.

The essence of street art is decay and within a confined gallery space there is preservation. If you look at some major projects by two artist: Swoon and Os Gemeos you can see that when they were provided the space (Deitch Projects) they completely created an installation that was a world onto its own. This could never be done on the streets and it really illustrates the need for spaces where artists can grow and take their work to that next level. As artists we all crave recognition and the gallery space seems to provide a means of instant gratification as opposed to the street where in a matter of seconds your work can de destroyed. The solution, while not an exact science, is to maintain a healthy medium between the street and gallery space. If you accomplish and flourish in both, then the question of accessibility is gone. You maintain an audience as long as you keep people wondering “what is he going to do next?” and that is the ultimate goal…..longevity.
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The Asian Interview with PaperMonster

August 20, 2008
——————————————- is happy to announce that it has launch it’s interview section and we are very glad to have our first interview be with a rising stencil artist, PaperMonster. You can check out more of his work at his blog: will be our feature Artist for our first issue of The Asian Economist Online Magazine, stay tune for the release date of the Magazine.


The Interview

Why did you choose the name PaperMonster?

The name PaperMonster came from a lot of different parts of my life but one was the huge amount of paper that I consume and the mess that comes with stenciling and later having a final product of a beautiful stencil, but then looking at the area around you and seeing the large amount of tiny paper fragments which are so hard to clean up. The name fits well and at the same time there is this opposition occurring where the name PaperMonster is very strong and you imagine chaos but my work is very focused on beauty and subtleties with loud colors.

When did you start doing stencil and what/who influence you in the beginning?

I started about four years ago doing very ugly stencils at the time when I had little to no skills. I used all of the wrong types of materials and had no concept of negative space. The first stencil involved a cartoon character I used to draw constantly and the second stencil was of my face wearing a respirator mask. The cartoon looked great but my face looked horrible. I would spend days on just one stencil and now I can spend only a couple hours and come out with something incredible. I remember buying my first stencil book “Stencil Graffiti” and it blew my mind. I wanted so desperately to be a famous stencil graffiti artist. Things take time and success does not come over night. I still dream about becoming a famous stencil artist.

Where do you get your ideas for your works?

I get my ideas from real people expressing true beauty. I am inspired……….

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Spraygraphic interview with PaperMonster

July 31, 2008
—————————————— (Link Here) just posted their interview with PaperMonster. Check out some of the interview below and make sure to visit
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SG: Please tell us about yourself?

PM: My name is PaperMonster and I am a stencil graffiti artist. I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

SG: Where do you currently live and work?

PM: I currently live in Northern New Jersey, a hop and skip away from New York City.

SG: What mediums do you work with?

PM: …………………………

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