Szabolcs Vajas


Place of birth: Dunajská Streda, Slovakia.

Currently living in: Holice, Slovakia.

Train, bus, bike, or other: Car.

What’s the most important object in your studio? Not having my own studio, I need to survive with a table, a sketching board and a laptop. I’m using a Wacom Intuos Pro right now that helps a lot in CorelDraw – I like it a lot. If I had the chance to have a fully equipped studio of my own, I would create drawings like Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant), who’s my favorite artist and role model.

Paper or plastic? Canvas. But if I had to choose from the ones above, then plastic. Usually I neglect paper. I’m never planning out what I will produce, I don’t create sketches. All ideas come somehow naturally on the PC. So, all I’m using to draw is basically plastic.

Favourite project you have produced so far? It’s hard to decide – all my drawings are kind of my babies. Closest to my heart are the drawings featuring my girlfriend, but I’m also proud of the drawings presented in
this book.

What are you working on right now? I’m working on multiple themes in parallel and focus on the one that I get inspired by. My last piece was a portrait for the bachelor’s party of a close friend of mine and at the same time I was working on some flyers. Currently I’m working on a modern logo for a slovakian university.

Favourite food? I eat everything that has no yellow beans in it. I’m fortunate cause my girlfriend cooks well – I could say all from her is a favorite. Number one being crêpes. There’s not limit to them – and my loved one knows that well.

Coffee or tea? Coffee. I cannot imagine my life without it. Mornings, if I don’t receive my doses of caffeine, I could beat the world. I’m drinking hell of a lot of it during the day, even before going to sleep. I’m addicted.

What’s your earliest creative memory? When I was a child I used to draw a lot, but didn’t really stand out by being creative. The first one I can remember was an animation I created based on the song Gorillaz Feel Good Inc. All together it was like 8-10 seconds. I drew every frame of it in Paint. I was 16 that time and enormously proud of it. May be that was the moment when I decided to walk on the path of drawing. 

How do you prefer to spend your mornings? I hate to wake up early, but I need to because of my job. Unfortunately, I don’t have the chance to concentrate on drawing full-time. I bet it will be much easier for me to get out of the bed when I’ll be only doing what I love and enjoy. These days I’m satisfied if I can have my coffee before leaving to work.



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