Who is T4jke and what is ‘Please be human’?
I’m a 31 years old artist from Kuopio Finland.
I also work as a scaffolding supervisor at a chemical factory and I’m a father of three.
‘Please be Human’ is an art collective made up of fellow artists.
We create numerous pieces of art work whether it be music, graphics, clothing, pins and stickers. We also do events which incorporate different cultures.
When did you become a fan of horror and why?
I have always liked scary movies and other horror related stuff like games and art.
I love the adrenaline I guess. I like the feeling of being really scared.
Im really loving playing ‘Resident Evil 7’ on the ps4 at the moment.
How did you get into art and are you self taught or did you go to school?
Ive been drawing since I was a kid and in high school I got into graffiti art.
I then studied Printing and Publishing for 3 years at career school where I learned how to use Photoshop and Ilustrator.
I then worked at three printing companies where we were creating art for customers like Sony and Warner.
I also worked at a few tattoo studios which really helped me to draw and ckncentrate on my line work.
Although it was tough at times it really benefited me.
You create numerous works of horror, what’s your favourite medium and materials to use?
I use basic printing paper, microns and other markers when I draw or sketch then I enhance it digitally using Adobe Draw, Apple pencil and Illustrator.
Ninety per cent of my work is digital.
Who is your favourite character to use?
I like to use skulls and clowns in my work.
What’s your favourite piece of work that you have created?
The ‘Please be human’ chicano girl logo because it is image of my girlfriend and logo of our crew.
Have you got any upcoming exhibitions coming up?
I would like to participate in some more exhibitions in future solo and do some collaborations with other artists.
We are planning some music/gaming events with ‘Please be Human’ and a platoon gaming crew.
What are you working on at the moment?
A couple of album covers for some finnish hiphop groups, lots of logos for musicians, my own coloring book which will feature some hip hop style images.
Designing clothing for ‘Please be human’ and many fan art pictures.
I’m also learning animation as I want to start making short movies and music videos.
And finally trying to make more time to spend with family and not just work all the time. The kids grow so fast.
What’s your favourite scary movie?
All of the alien movies and I’m a really big fan of Rob Zombies movies. Cant wait to see the new movie 31!!
You can visit http://www.printmotor.com/t4jke/ to check out some of T4jke work and purchase prints and shirts or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org