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Meet GoopMassta

Today we’d like to introduce you to GoopMassta.

GoopMassta, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started off as a young kid spraying in the streets like everyone else. GoopMassta was born and I was shoving his face in everyone’s face whenever and where ever I could. My desire for art and to create grew stronger from that and I started my journey into the tattoo world. I learned and expanded my knowledge of the craft of tattooing which in turn led me to understand more about iconography.

Iconography is the study of visual images and symbols that are used or interpreted in art. My passion continued to grow more for my character – GoopMassta – and I wanted to explore him as being an iconic character of his own. Through this realization I began to allow my creativity to flow like I hadn’t had the freedom to do prior. Huge wall murals, live painting, merchandise, sculptures, gallery shows, anything I could possibly do to create art I was doing. I have continued working towards my goal of casting GoopMassta into the spotlight and gaining his rightful place in one of the Hollywood stars one day. Like my character, I am constantly pushing myself towards success and living the lifestyle. I want to continue to thrive, grow, prosper, and constantly learn throughout my career and get to share that joy with others. Spreading the message of positivity and reminding everyone to smile more is a campaign I am consistently promoting within my art with each and every single piece I create.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
If you haven’t experienced struggles than you haven’t been learning. Through perseverance, strength, and dedication you can achieve anything.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
The growth of my character is my business. I want this to grow and become even bigger than I am. I want to continually be able to produce work that will always inspire and motivate others. I specialize in many different mediums, such as aerosol, canvas, sculpting, print-making, just to name a few. What I am most proud of is the growth and success of my character. Starting from the day the thought of him came to me, how I’ve pushed persistently to make him a reality and knowing the joy he now brings to numerous people around the world each and everyday. THAT is what sets me apart from others.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
As always, the universe itself for opening my mind to the many possibilities. I am grateful to my mom for bringing me into existent into this world. The many wise men and women who have taught me valuable lessons throughout my journey. My wife who has been a constant support throughout my madness. And for the last five years, my painting brother Angelonce, who can always relate to the crazy art life we live.

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