3 Questions, 3 Answers – Dominic Rechsteiner – Creative of the Sneakerness Poster Exhibition

Sneakerness asked the creatives of the Posters 3 questions.

Here you go with Dominic Rechsteiner!

When did Art become a part of your life, how have you been influenced?
I think Art has always been a part of my life. As a child I used to be drawing when ever I could, where ever I could, and if I’d been given the choice my education would have consisted of drawing lessons entirely. After my apprenticeship as an engineering designer I initiated my adduction into Arts. That must have been the point where Arts finally had reached out into all my interests.

Your relation to sneakers?
Back when I was skateboarding a lot, sneakers where to me little more but a mere commodity. What mattered first and foremost was what I felt most comfortable with on my skateboard – for instance the sneaker’s softness, the endurance of its materials, how well it would translate the movement between body and board. Recently, probably even dating back to when I quit skateboarding, I started developing a different and somewhat deeper understanding of shoes in general and started appreciating their various properties as well as their value as a cultural signifier.

What’s the meaning behind your illustration/picture/painting?
Until today I am truly impressed by the obsession people show with sneakers. For a long time to me they were no big deal at all – hardly more than the prerequisite for a comfortable walk. Eventually, I let a close friend introduce me into the infinite world of sneakers with all its diversities.
My photography combines my personal perception of a sneaker as a tool draped in a staged sculpture with the devotion of a collector. It‘s a dedication to a beloved sneaker of a friend.

Profile
Name: Dominic Rechsteiner
Nickname: –
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Location: Zurich
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Favorite artist: There are so many I like. I don’t think I could name a favorite.
Favorite sneaker: Currently, it’s an adidas Original – New York Run/Opening Ceremony
Hobbies:Reading, drawing, travelling, having a drink, meeting with friends and a lot more…

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