Alaska based artist Gustavo Rimada has been drawing since before he can remember.
His work reflects his proud Mexican heritage, using a combination of Cholita style girls, Mexican Folk Art, 50â€™s Pin-Up, Pinstriping and tattoo style design.
His influences range from the original old school tattooist Sailor Jerry and pinstriper Von Dutch, right through to artists of today such as Sylvia Ji â€“ Just donâ€™t call him a rip off!
Below is an excerpt from his interview with thslfe.com.
thslfe: “What other artists are you into, who else inspires you to do what you do?”
Gustavo: First and foremost this style of painting was inspired by the amazingly talented Sylvia Ji. The other elements that inspire me come from artist such as Alberto Vargas, Olivia, Gil Elvgren, Frida, Diego Rivera, tattoo artist such as Bert Grimm, Rick Walters, Bob Roberts, Clark North, hot rod art from Artists like Ed Roth, Von Dutch, Makoto, Robert Williams and many many more.
Click here to view more of Gustavo’s work.