JULY SPOTLIGHT ARTIST-KRISH TRECE
Wake up, it’s the first of the month! It is officially July and our summer is just getting started. With this being our third successful month of Artist Spotlights we would like to introduce an amazing and gifted artist, Krish Trece. Krish was born in Spain but is currently NYC based. Amazingly enough Krish owns a studio in Madrid called Karbon Tattoo & Gallery! We can currently find them working in Brooklyn at 10 Thousand Foxes Tattoo NY. Specializing in both Neo Traditional and Neo Romantic styles, Krish’s designs meld a classic aesthetic with a nature inspired approach. We are so happy to have Krish as part of the Maverick family and can’t wait to show you all what they have to offer.
Check out what Krish had to say about being part of the Maverick family below:
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT MAVERICK?
What isn't there to love! Let's start by highlighting the amazing work done by Maverick by creating such a variety of eco-friendly products. Not to mention, the outstanding quality of cartridges that make work so much easier. They are a perfect match for creating such solid lines. The design and packaging is absolutely beautiful, definitely unique and eye-catching. Finally, I really appreciate how well taken care of I am! The thoughtful postcards, filled with wishes, stickers and xmas decorations, it really makes you feel special!
Be sure to check them out!
Current location: 10 Thousand Foxes Tattoo NY
Studio: Karbon Tattoo & Gallery IG: @karbon.tattoo
Instagram: @krishtattoo (linked below)
Want to learn more about Krish? KEEP READING-
WITH HAVING TO PROMOTE YOURSELF ON SOCIAL MEDIA, HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN A POSITIVE MINDSET?
What a great question! I personally maintain a positive mindset on social media by taking the time to answer/like and thank every comment. It’s a way to give back that same care and energy that this person has taken to value my work. It's a way to be grateful I guess, to share that much needed positivity and kindness around. This small gesture, in my opinion, is the key to a personal positive mindset in a crazy world which is social media.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE GROUPINGS TO USE FOR YOUR TATTOOS?
This is hard to choose but I would have to say my favorite is definitely the 3RL, it comes very well grouped and marks the ink impeccably from the first pass. I also love the 9RL and 7RS/9RS for bolder lines.These all make spectacular line work! Definitely recommended!
THE PENGUIN IS THE MAVERICK FOUNDER’S SPIRIT ANIMAL. WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?
My spirit animal would be undeniably the giraffe. I love its energy and presence but especially how peaceful and calm they always are. What about those little alien horns they have, which are so awesome and unique! Another thing that I love is the symbolism behind giraffes. Because of their long necks, they have a good vision to see what's coming ahead and see the bigger picture of things, which makes them even more amazing!
TOP THREE ARTISTS YOU ADMIRE. CAN YOU GIVE US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION?
This is tough because there is so much talent out there!! If I had to mention 3 and although I'm missing out on so many amazing artists I would have to say..
Hannah flowers: Her women pieces are absolutely beautiful, they speak to you and express so much emotion. Her color palette is so personal, elegant and unique - all in all gorgeous.
Jacob Gardner: His style, drawing skills and methods are out of this world, not to mention his technique and taste for applying color which are absolutely exceptional.
Lord lips: Outstanding compositions, his work is unique and undeniably pure elegance.
IF YOU WERE TO CHOOSE A BAND TO BEST DESCRIBE YOUR ARTWORK, WHICH BAND WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
Agar Agar would be my band of choice - I love that they say they get their inspiration from their intuition. I like how their sounds are influenced by nature and play classic melodies with a modern approach.
IF YOU WERE TO WIN BEST TATTOOER IN THE WORLD WHO WOULD YOU THANK AND WHY?
I will always be grateful to my soul sister, Mimi Tattoo (@mimi_tattoo). We have grown up together - as best friends and as artists. I have learnt so much from her and opened up our studio together (Karbon Tattoo & Gallery) which was a huge thing for us. Also, to my wife and friends that have been by my side throughout my journey, I will always be grateful for it!
SECRET HIDDEN TALENT? WHAT IS IT?
This is extremely random but I always find "lookalikes" or "Doppelgängers" of people or celebrities by accident, mostly because I get them confused, but it comes naturally and they are pretty on point!
ANY PERSON THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRADE PLACES WITH FOR THE DAY?
This is a complicated question.. I'm unsure if I would want to trade places with anyone because you just never know what they may be dealing with and so on - so freaks me out a little.
Does my dog count? Yes, my dog definitely!!!
WHAT BOOK OR MOVIE WOULD YOU SAY EVERYONE SHOULD READ OR WATCH? WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THAT SPECIFIC ONE?
Oh I could go on for days with this one! If I have to pick a good combo it would be without a doubt, Tales from the Loop and all of Simon Stålenhag’s illustrations and outstanding work. The romantic desolation, the storyline, the graphics, colors, the sci-fi nostalgia, it literally has everything!
WHICH STATE ARE YOU LOCATED? WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE AND WHY?
You’ve probably heard this a trillion times but New York City has an energy and uniqueness to it and this is definitely true! It's the diversity in culture, you feel you are traveling the world without leaving the city. The art scene is breathtaking, you can literally find inspiration in every corner, from the urban scene to the beaches and nature. It's a pretty special place to immerse yourself in.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH STRESS?
To take time to catch up with your hobbies and things that make you happy. It's hard to find time but when I can, I take my camera out and enjoy it. I have a great passion for urban and street photography. I also love heading out for long walks at parks and into nature. I get some really amazing references for my pieces when I do this, so it's a win win!
When I don't have time and I need a quick way to deal with stress, video-games truly help me unwind, it's my form of meditation, plus it's fun also!
WHO IS THE MOST UNIQUE TATTOOER YOU HAVE EVER MET?
I would have to say Bobby Johnson aka @glendalebully - he has such a personal style that without a doubt makes him a unique artist.
WHAT IS SOMETHING WEIRD YOU DO BEFORE BEDTIME?
I don't really do anything weird before bedtime but I have been told I get these weird body spasms as soon as my body relaxes and I fall asleep, which freaks out my wife and dog every time!
DO YOU HAVE A MOMENT THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE? DO YOU MIND SHARING?
Moving to NYC. It was a huge cultural change and a bit of a challenge to learn a new language. To start your life in a foreign country is definitely life changing and full of adventures. This said, I wouldn't change a thing! This has taught me so much and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to live this experience.
As part of our 'Give Back' program we are giving each spotlight artist the opportunity to choose an organization of their choice to donate to. On Krish's behalf, Maverick donated the money gained over this month in order to benefit their organization. Stay turned for the newsletter coming this month to learn more about this program.