Hello My Name Is: Jorkee

Name: Jorkee
Crew: NBA & WONS
City/Country: Copenhagen, Denmark
When did you start writing? 99

What’s graffiti for you?
Freedom – Friends – Travelling – Bright nights – Styles – Cold fingers – Roadtrips – Colors

The main influence when I started painting was the local scene in my hometown. Today influences are more fragmented and come from all over the world.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Summer is coming – meaning long bright nights and good times!! I think the scene here has a nice mixture of people doing different stuff – both in relation to style, media and spots.

What keeps you still writing?
I can’t see myself without…

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
Classic story – some friends from school started tagging and one night I joined them on our way home from the city. I became addicted that summer 

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
I’m not the biggest fan of 3D and photo realistic stuff – but maybe that’s not the biggest trend at the moment…

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Building stuff.

How would you describe your style?
Colorful – Straightforward – A little stupid – Indian style – Unpretentious – Standard cap style – Joyful.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
Yes – very clearly. It was a warm summer day and we skipped school – real hardcore business!! However it took forever and I think our parents busted us 

Future plans?
Enjoying life, developing my style and traveling more…

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Yes – especially when I paint abandoned spots.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
I would like them to be a little more provocative in the way they see and think graffiti – so not in their attitude but in their style. Make some experiments!!

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The feeling when style, colors and context fits perfect together. Attitude for no reason.

Who do you paint for?

What writers have inspired you?
A lot of people over the years. But I like to paint with people who somehow makes me question what I’m doing and thereby evolve my style in new ways.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Tired… I don’t know. But sometimes it can be very frustrating – when your style is fucking with you or nice spots turns into nightmares…

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
Stupid – but fresh!

Spray Paint: Black
City: Country side business
Markers/pens: Uni markers
Surface: Old factory walls
Cap: Standard

Instagram: @and.the.hole.in.the.wall.gang

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