WE TALK TO THE ARTIST YOSEF ABOUT SKATING AND MORE

The man knows his way around a canvas

POSTEDBYCHRIS MORGAN

To some, skateboarding is more art than sport. It’s a way to be creative and an expression of your personality. You know what is also like art? Making art. Yosef, an artist based in Oakland, has a passion for skateboarding. In fact, his profile image on his Instagram is him on a skateboard. When he isn’t skating, though, Yosef has dedicated much of his time to creating his art. We recently paid a video to Yosef, where we talked to him about several topics and got the privilege of seeing him create some of his art.

Yes, at our heart we are a skateboarding website, but we know skaters are so much more than what they do on the board. There are many people who skate who also like to express themselves through art. Yosef is a truly dedicated artist, and his style is strikingly distinct. For those of us who lack those artistic skills, it’s incredible to see a person like Yosef start with a blank canvas and end up with a fully-expressed work of art when they are done. It was a great conversation, and we are pumped Yosef was willing to share some of his art with us. Maybe someday soon we’ll get to capture what he can do on his board as well.


Photography: Dean Singleton


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