Conversation with artist Freegums on the Nike LeBron 9 Collab | Video


Freegums, aka Alvaro Ilizarbe, is a household name by now in sneakerhead circles, though it's likely precious little is known about the Miami-based artist outside of the Nike LeBron 9 model that bears his distinctive designs. A new video from House of Hoops documents Freegum's perspective, revealing that the Peruvian-born artist regularly draws inspiration from his adopted hometown, and ultimately mines those experiences to create art that's heavily dominated by linear forms and patterns. He goes on to expresses gratitude for the very unique canvas in which he was able to showcase his own particular talents in South Beach. Check out the video after the click.