Growing up in Munich, Germany, Loomit developed an interest in sketching at an early age. The local Baroque church and comic books were early artistic influences. In 1983, hip-hop became his new focus, especially bombing graffiti in Munich, to where he and his mother moved that year. In 1987, he travelled to New York and met writers such as Seen and Zephyr. Loomit’s legendary murals at a popular flea market in Munich became world famous and led graffiti into a new era of large-format wall paintings which today can be admired everywhere. In 1991, he travelled to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, painting murals along the way. His tireless desire to travel and his work mania made him part of a small elite of the world’s most prominent sprayers in the 1990s.
At that time it was Loomit who met Molotow’s founder and paint specialist Jurgen Feuerstein and introduced him to the so called graffiti scene. Since more than 20 years Loomit and Molotow has a strong relationship. Loomit is a brand supporter since day one, Molotow dedicated the Molotow Premium artist color Apricot and Aubergine to him and his career.
On the Molotow Train he painted one of his typical organic 3D style themes (together with BertOne) as well as one 2D Graffiti panel style on the other side of the train.
Follow Them is a webserie that feature different artists during their adventures. In this second episode we followed Taxie for for a little walk into the train yard.
City/Country: Bristol, UK
When did you start writing? 1999
What’s graffiti for you?
Most people spend there whole lives searching for something to make them tick. Ive found mine.
My crew push me daily, constantly seeing stuff they have done that is better then me is inspiring and makes me leave the house.
Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
I live in Bristol were in certain pubs there might be 30 writers out, so it gets messy and boozey in a good way. I wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world.
What keeps you still writing?
The smile it puts on my face.
What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
Train journeys watching names pass by. If your artistic and have mischief in your veins graffiti is next step.
What do you do when you’re not painting?
I draw, paint, take photos, travel on repeat.
How would you describe your style?
Can you remember the first piece you did?
I wrote Pest in bubble letters with Hycote metallic car paint in a storm drain in 1999 next to a Metallica tag, it looked terrible.
What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
They push everyone in a good way, it brings different styles as well which is always good. Shouts to DBK, CNTS, NFA and ADNS. Bristol is full of writers with the thirst!
What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The best aspects are the experiences i’ve had along the way and the people i’ve met. The worst is that its all I think about, which isn’t good if you want to lead a normal lifestyle. (which I don’t)
What writers have inspired you?
Petro, Oker, Tors and Seno. There always a step above everyone and always have been.
Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
I get tired of graffiti on the internet! but not of doing it. If you get bored of it your in a hall of fame. Go explore.
What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
Most of my drawings are made to make people smile, so hopefully they do.2
Spray Paint: Ironlak
Surface: Any virgin spot
Cap: Stock cap