Ernest seeks out and interviews independent thinkers, companies and individuals who make AND do things that make a difference and bring colour to our city. We talk to the talented and lovely Wolfgang Paradiso
Who are you? What do you make or do?
Wolfgang Paradisio. I am a tattoo artist, illustrator, painter, gardener, and lover.
Why do you do this?
Fun and money.
Where did you first get involved, where did the idea come from?
Wolfgang Paradisio started in France it is a combination of a cat’s name and the apartment block i lived in. It marked the decision to make my future about my art.
Give us an idea of the background detailed planning that goes with what you do?
I draw/paint everyday sometimes it’s good sometimes it’s bad, but i make sure i do it.
Creating is such a fun process, and i am interested in so many different mediums and techniques. For me it has been a long learning curve to find confidence in my work.
What does a typical day look like?
Coffee. Emails. Draw. Tattoo . Draw. Emails. Sleep
Who do you like working with?
I love working with all people. Creatively, I think it is important so you don’t stagnate.
I have done a few collaborative pieces with my partner for Okay Champ which i have loved.
My work also enables me to travel and work with new people on a regular basis. I adore this element in my life , it throws me out of my comfort zone, i never know who i will meet, but each time i feel i learn so much and come back inspired.
What is the most important thing you have learned?
Work hard and do what makes you happy.
How do you see your future?
Where can people find out more about what you do?