Hello My Name Is: Jebs

Name: Jebs
Crew: KGB
City/Country: Sydney, Australia
When did you start writing? 2006

What’s graffiti for you?
Graffiti for me is a portal into a another world where all your real world problems don’t exist. Its the funnest stress you can ever experience.

My mates and Crew Mates.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Sydney life is good. Beaches a stone throw away from the city and endless possibilities to produce graff. Quality graffiti comes in waves here. Currently I think there is a lull in emerging REAL writers. A few old cats are coming back here and there which is cool to see.

What keeps you still writing?
The constant want and need to escape the norm of my life and all the head noise that haunts me. Graffiti is a drug for me. I cant quit.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
Id say just seeing dope old school productions on Bondi wall in the 90’s and early 2000’s and thinking damn I wish I could do that one day. I hated tags and only liked full colour pieces. Now I’m the opposite haha!

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
A lot of over night writers doing it for the fame and burning out just as quick. A lot of artists using the label graffiti writer to sell their art work without having ever put in the hard yards to gain respect and fame. Street art in General. Lots of commissions going to wanker street artists over writers. Bondi Beach Graffiti wall has died in the arse because of this.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Think about painting, Drink then get nude, BBQ alone a lot..

How would you describe your style?
I think my style is cartoon like and fun.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
I can, my best mate and me put on fluro vests on in the middle of the day and painted a wall next to a busy board walk. We painted for a few hours and eventually got told to fuck off by some public hero wanker. What a rush that was.

Future plans?
Travel and tick more systems.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Defiantly, When I was traveling across Europe I would change my letters to suite the model of train I was going to paint.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
Not a lot of hope. Someone please come through and prove yourself PLEASSEEEEE.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The friendships gained – The costs involved (thieving helps).

Who do you paint for?
I paint for me.

What writers have inspired you?
Funnily enough I used to have a boner for KGB they set the bar in Sydney at the time I was noticing Graffiti. Strange that years later I would be dropped into the very crew I’d bbq alone to.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Yes when bullshit politics become involved.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
I hope they can enjoy is and appreciate that I risked my life and career for this bullshit.

Spray Paint: Ironlak
City: Melbourne for racking.
Markers/pens: Racked Mop with Racked feast watson ink
Surface: Raw brick and ass
Cap: NY fat cap

Instagram: @Jebskgb

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