Katie got a chance to chat with the man of few words, Matt Yoho, NX Gallery’s featured artist for May, and talk a little about his upcoming show opening on Tuesday, May 7th.
Katie Herbst: I noticed you go by Artosaurusrex on your website, is there a reason for that?
Matt Yoho: Yeah, I like art and dinosaurs.
KH: Are there differences between Artosaurus, and Matt? Can he say or convey something Matt cant?
MY: I don’t think there’s any discernible difference but there is definitely a different mindset. Artosuarusrex is the part of me that makes the art. It’s more of a freedom type of thing
KH: Who or what are some of your biggest influences, current or otherwise?
MY: Egon Schiele, Klimt, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Marcel Duchamp.
KH: I can definitely see those reflected in your work. You mentioned Banksy and Shepard Fairey as influences, you’ve got the potential, and the pseudonym, ever consider going full blown street artist?