His real name is Aziz and he lives in Wales, UK, with his wife and with his two cats. Nothing odd this far. But he is the man behind some stunning pieces that we’ve all seen mostly on t-shirts, skateboards, posters or CD covers. He is GodMachine, a freelancer that has worked with companies like Osiris, Adidas, Lamb of God, Iron Fist, Disturbia, Bring me the Horizon, Protest the hero, Rockett and many others. His drawings are gore, emphasize skull, brains, eyes, zombies and creepy stuff that in some galleries, people might consider a little “dark” for their tastes. But that’s the particular style for Godmachine and that’s why so many people love his work.
He has been drawing since 8 years old and because each member of his family had hard working jobs to earn their livings (his father was a fitter, his grandfather a minor, and his brother is an electrician), he didn’t think very seriously about earning money through his art until his wife supported him into this goal. And he succeed, because now is one of the most famous t-shirt designers that have a great personality and, most importantly, their own style (Hydro74, Angryblue, Humantree, PaleHorse, Mumford, Maxx 242, etc).
Because being an artist also means spending many hours alone in front of your piece of art, he considers Twitter a place to relax by speaking his mind from time to time. He is also amazed by the feedback he receives, and he realized the real huge number of his fans only after he posted a video on Youtube and saw the number of plays.
Also, before using a Wacom tablet, he used to paint with marker pen and acrylics. He considers that the evolution of art technology can determine a certain style for an artist, but it cannot give that person more talent that he already has.
It’s funny how the evolution works, because before working for big companies like Iron Fist or Osiris, people tended not to like his art so much, considered it too gore and creepy, but only after his name became known through these huge brands, his art really became worshiped and desired by many.
When talking about his style, Godmachine says that this style is being copied by so many fresh new artists, that he is now slowly trying to set apart from it, and get back to his old ways of designing. For those of you who want to see much more of his works, you can visit his site http://www.godmachine.co.uk/ or you can follow him on Twitter.