Danny J Levar: Featured Artist- March 2011

© Danny J Levar.

Born and raised in Duluth, MN, Danny moved down to the Twin Cities to attend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2007. From there, he became heavily influenced by pop culture, the urban demographic and hip hop. He is now currently working in product design.

Q. 5 words that best describe your artwork.

“Careful, diverse, ever-changing, unfinished, and blunt (no pun intended). “


Q. Influences/ Inspiration (friends, family, other artists)

“My mom and the way she leads her life is my biggest inspiration. I really dig the artists BLU, Banksy and to bring back the oldies, Aubrey Beardsley. A couple of peers that I look up to would be Ryan Hughes, George Folz and Bart King. “


Q. What is playing on your iPod?

“I don’t own an iPod… but Outkast is always playing on my iTunes. Or Andre Nickatina, or Big L, the list goes on and on. I usually can’t stand most modern music – rep the 90’s. “


Q. Last wildlife sighting?

“Damn, I don’t know… the TC’s aren’t exactly like the Northland in that aspect. So probably one of those mutant sized squirrels hanging out in the dumpsters behind my crib.”


Q. If you were not making art, what would you be doing?

“Either working out in the ghetto ass gym at our school, or shooting zombies.”

Q. In 5 seconds, give me your best piece of advice.

“People are dumb, plain and simple.”


Q. If you could have one super power, what would it be?

“Super healing, I’m accident prone as hell. I would also try all those things (like fighting Mike Tyson) that I have wanted to do.”


Q. If you had one hour left to live, what would you do?

“I’d call in a few favors and smoke enough herb to make me copasetic.”


Q. If you could take one famous person to Red Lobster for dinner, who would it be and why?

“Bob Barker. Because I really want to see if he’s that orange.”


Q. What current projects and you working on?

“A shit ton of hand painted skate decks. I’m also working on painting a guitar body, and designing some beer glasses for a bachelor party.”


Q. When is the last time you cried?

“I think it was when I was really drunk and was laughing my ass off over something dumb… but I cannot be too sure, that night was kind of a haze.”


Q. I could not date someone who did not love my…

“My addiction to work. Work always comes first for me, its my passion and my life.”


Q. Any last shout outs you would like to include?

“I hope yall have a zombie plan.”

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