Cristian Gheorghiu (aka SMEAR)
Lab Art Gallery Artist
Name: Cristian "SMEAR" Gheorghiu
What is the purpose of your work? To keep me sane.
How would you classify your work? As the dripping ravings of an outcast.
How/when did you start? I started marking up the walls around my neighborhood
in 1989, I was hooked after that...I started marking up canvas in 2005, I was
hooked after that.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Everywhere.
What is the best piece you ever created and why? I don't know what my "best"
piece would be...but I do enjoy the accidental ones most, the ones that just
sort of happen.
Given the choice would you obey or rebel? I don't have a choice, my setting is
stuck on rebel, and even if I wanted to I wouldn't be able to change it. I've