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Mark Gonzales

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I think a lot of times people want to get involved in skating, whether it’s for money or to try it out, and they jump on a board and try to get into the culture. But what they don’t realize is that a lot of these kids who skate really have nothing else. Death is going to happen, but to them, it’s like, “I don’t give a fuck.” And that’s why they skateboard, because they really don’t give a fuck. It’s hard for some people to understand that mentality.”

Interview by Eric Hendrikx, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2016.

Mark Gonzales (1968) is known in the world of skateboarding as a pioneer of street skateboarding. “Do It Yourself” summarizes his self-taught, creative and spontaneous approach to the sport and to art.

Painter, poet, pro skateboarder and video maker, he also creates fanzines, clothing and … skateboards.

I think a lot of times people want to get involved in skating, whether it’s for money or to try it out, and they jump on a board and try to get into the culture. But what they don’t realize is that a lot of these kids who skate really have nothing else. Death is going to happen, but to them, it’s like, “I don’t give a fuck.” And that’s why they skateboard, because they really don’t give a fuck. It’s hard for some people to understand that mentality.”

Interview by Eric Hendrikx, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2016.

Mark Gonzales (1968) est connu dans le monde du skateboard comme un pionnier du skateboard de rue. « Do It Yourself » (Fais-le toi-même) résume son approche autodidacte, créative et spontanée du sport et de l’art.

Peintre, poète, skateboarder pro et vidéaste, il crée aussi des fanzines, des vêtements ou encore des planches de skate.

I think a lot of times people want to get involved in skating, whether it’s for money or to try it out, and they jump on a board and try to get into the culture. But what they don’t realize is that a lot of these kids who skate really have nothing else. Death is going to happen, but to them, it’s like, “I don’t give a fuck.” And that’s why they skateboard, because they really don’t give a fuck. It’s hard for some people to understand that mentality.”

Interview by Eric Hendrikx, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2016.

Mark Gonzales (1968) is in de skateboardwereld bekend als een pionier van het skateboarden op straat. Zijn autodidactische, creatieve, spontane aanpak van de sport en van het leven zelf valt samen te vatten als “Do It Yourself” (doe-het-zelf).

Deze schilder, dichter, pro-skateboarder en videokunstenaar maakt daarnaast ook fanzines, kleding en skateboards.

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