We had the good fortune of connecting with Marly Mcfly and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marly, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
My biggest inspiration has always been women. I was raised by my mother and even as an adult I’ve always had strong women impact and influence my life so that has always been the focal point of my work and my main source of inspiration.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My inner thoughts and my experiences are captured through layers of bright bold colors and patterns coupled with images from my childhood. I was always into comics and was attracted to how they use characters and expressions to show emotion and story tell. I work those characters and expressions into my work to create new stories. My style draws inspiration from old ripped, peeling, decayed, and tagged billboards and advertisements I would see growing up as well as my sales and advertising background. The Muse is always the focal point overlaid with layers of images and ads from magazines and comics.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m a simple guy so getting in-n-out then hanging out on fairfax and melrose is all I need. I have to hit Supreme, Bait, the grove all the sneaker spots. Just walking the area is pretty inspiring and a cheap date.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would say the person that has had the biggest impact on my career and success would be Kobe Bryant. I always admired his approach to his craft and work ethic. I’ve never approached art as an artist but with that same mamba mentality that he had.