In episode two of the Memory of Water podcast, spray-can artist Vynck talks with Mary Conlon about how he became a full-time professional artist and his experience of working in Levadia, Gdańsk and Govan during the international residency programme.
Siegfried Vynck grew up surrounded by the paintings of his grandfather who was a well-known expressionist painter. From a young age, he started drawing and painting realising that this was his calling. At the age of fifteen, Vynck picked up the spray-can which turned out to be a perfect match. Quickly after, commissioned work came rolling in, and he realised he could not narrow his style, instead he focused on becoming an “all-round” artist. From abstract work to portraits, to landscapes and true graffiti-spirit creations, he is now a well-respected artist in the Belgian street art and graffiti scene. Since 2010, he is a full-time independent artist.