Crew: SDC (Sweet Damage Crew), OPTICS
City/Country: Romania, Bucharest
When did you start writing? I’ve started writing back in 2002
What’s graffiti for you?
Graffiti for me it’s freedom, therapy, a stylistic universe where i can feel like a kid again, where i can create without boarders.
Architecture, virtual realities, geometry, nature, almost everything can influence my style.
Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
It’s a really good city for writing, full of life and contrasts, the graffiti scene it’s not so big, it’s pretty young. There are some guys that are rockin’ the styles. The life here can be stressful if you don’t have a hobby.
What keeps you still writing?
My addiction for spray paint.
What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
First time i heard about graffiti was from my brother, he started doing it first and i followed him in this quest. He quitted after one year, for me was to late, i already got the virus.
What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
I like to focus on the positive side, i think that all trends can be turned into good styles.
What do you do when you’re not painting?
When i’m not painting for my personal pleasure i do commissioned with the crew, and when i’m not doing that, i’m travelling.
How would you describe your style?
During the years I developed a constructivist, tridimensional (sometimes), labyrinthic style with symmetries, sharp and long lines that are crossing the composition. My letters are connected, so in this universe that i’m creating, if it was to be a real structure you could allways take a walk from a letter to another; however, you should have a map for it, you do not want to get lost.
Can you remember the first piece you did?
Yes i remember it, i was a kid with no skills but lots of ideas.
I don’t really like to make plans, probably i’ll continue doing what i love.
Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
This is how i’ve developed my style, i like to paint in lost/abandoned places, the craziest the ambient the better for my composition.
What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
I think that we’ll have some pretty good writers in the next 5 years or so.
What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
Best: travelling and getting to know people that have the same passion as myself.
Worst: narrow minded people
Who do you paint for?
I paint for myself, for my mental health, it keeps me fresh.
What writers have inspired you?
I will not give names but there are lots of writers from Romania and from abroad that inspires me.
Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Yeah ofcourse, but the next day i’m up for it again.
What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
Hope that you guys to see something creative that will inspire you and give you new thoughts.