Working with some of the action sports world’s most talented artists is a real pleasure for us here at Looking Sideways. Particularly when we get to spend some time working, hanging out and riding with them. That’s why it was such a pleasure to spend some time with legendary snowboarder-turned-artist Blaise Rosenthal during our art show at Wangl Tangl in Austria.
Blaise was in town to exhibit at our Wangl Tangl art show (above), and ended up staying on for a few days. We were lucky enough to go riding with him and can confirm he’s lost none of the style and finesse that made his name as one of the world’s best riders back in the day.
“I’ve been worried about being a “snowboarder who paints” instead of a “painter who snowboards” because I want my artwork to be really good, but maybe I’m just going to have to be a person who does both, because that day was so much fun. I want some more of those”.
And as well as sinking a few pints of Guinness and doing some snowboarding, we took the opportunity to interview Blaise about his burgeoning artistic career. Check the film above to find out more.