Crews: FLIES, SDM, FOES, DUBL TRUBL
City/Country: I’m from Melbourne, Australia. But I’m living in Barcelona at the moment.
When did you start writing? 1996
What’s graffiti for you?
An addiction. Something that I can’t stop doing because I love it. The source of many adventures and my secret double life.
Melbourne old school, my crews, 80’s New York, funny looking people on the streets, bogans, travel.
Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Melbourne is a great city to live in and has a good graff scene with a strong emphasis on style and the history of local style. I haven’t been home for almost 5 years and I miss it. But I’m grateful to have had the chance to travel for the last few years going from city to city, country to country and really seeing the world, instead of taking quick 2 week holidays.
What keeps you still writing?
It would be a waste to be living in Barcelona and not be painting. It’s an amazing city and a graffiti paradise. But I love the act of painting and would continue to do it no matter where I was in the world.
What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
Catching to train along the Belgrave line in Melbourne during the 80’s. The tracksides were full of burners, there were a lot of panels running and the insides were bombed. I loved it as a kid and once I started hanging out with writers it was natural for me to start.
What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
Some of my friends aren’t painting as much these days. And penalties for graffiti in a lot of countries are way too harsh. ‘
What do you do when you’re not painting?
I cook good food for me and my lady, skate, travel and work in other artistic mediums.
Is it important that people see your stuff and you get recognition?
The most important thing for me is the act of painting. I try to get people to see my work but it’s pretty hard to stand out these days. I give it a good crack. But even if nobody saw it, I’d still paint.
How would you describe your style?
Loose. It looks lazy, but I put a lot of thought into it.
Can you remember the first piece you did?
Yes. It was in 1996 on the train line near North Melbourne station. I did it with Tusk2, Nurock, Azok and Mag. It was pretty bad. It was so dark I could hardly see anything. But it lasted a few years.
Future plans? I’ve got an exhibition next month with my friend Ponk (HA) at MTN in Barcelona. And I’m also working on some short films, animations and other artwork.