Chad Muska took the skateboarding world by storm in the mid-90s and quickly rose up the ranks and became one of the most influential skaters of our time. Chad had the full package. He has his own style, his own look with signature cargo pants, tank top, and sideways hat and a soundtrack to go with it blasting out his boom box in tow. Most importantly he had the gnarly skateboarding skills to back it all up.
And let’s face it, skateboarding is not just about the act of skateboarding, it’s a way of life that includes, the art, the visuals, the music, and the fashion. Chad has always been someone who fully understood and embraced this. In fact, The Muska has mastered it, and in doing so, has been able to remain relevant and marketable for over two decades.
These days Chad is battling to overcome a back injury, and has been channeling his creative passion into making art that is as uniquely powerful as his skateboarding. Chad spends days, weeks, sometimes months in his Fairfax studio utilizing concrete, metal, resins, wood, and paint to create his skateboard inspired work.
We recently visited chad at his studio to have a look and a chat about the past, his current work, the connection he sees between art and skateboarding, and what’s next on and off his board…Enjoy!