Hello My Name Is: Mer

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Name: Mer
Crew: BL
City/Country: Barcelona, Spain

When did you start writing?
I started to paint by 1996 with friends, in Prat de Llobregat, was a city that had a lot of movement and that looked and felt on the streets. So i also wanted that you could see my name.

What’s graffiti for you?
The truth is that for me the Graffiti means a lot. Mainly it is our way of expressing ourselves to others, whether legal or illegal. But most of all was a way to make many friends and have a good time together.

Influences?
I always really liked the style of New York, I think that to always noticed in my lyrics and my colors. It also influenced a lot in my everything I saw in my early Prat river, the roads … very good people like Biz, Heiz, Fasim, Rocky …. did incredible things for that time. I do not want to miss the stage that I lived in Madrid, a very active city in graffiti. Where I had the pleasure of painting a lot and make good friends like Rise, Thor, Jeosm, Mamon, Jam, Sha …

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Barcelona is one of the best cities to paint by far. In which there are very young people with good styles and many outsiders coming to stay and to paint it. This mixture i think is perfect for that style is so well in the city.

What keeps you still writing?
The smile that puts you in the face and continuous desire to improve.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
I was hooked on everything I was seeing in the streets, streams, roads …. But most of all a lot of friends who were already stuck in the Graffiti.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
I don’t like especially those who do not even try to do something good, painting by painting. But most of all I focus on the things that if I like this world.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
I dedicate the industrial modelism, the world prototype. Work on a site that allows me to create, design, painting … all things I like. And I enjoy my family, wife, my dog and my friends.

How would you describe your style?
My style is simply a mixture of old and new. I have always noticed the pioneers of New York, with the fresh touch of now

Can you remember the first piece you did?
Sure, the truth is that I quite liked it. Surely beginner’s luck .. The following were another matter !! Hahaha…

Future plans?
I have planned to make a few trips to cities where I want to paint. And above all keep looking for good spots to paint.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
I always tried to do many sketches, to have several options depending as the wall. It also depends a bit if I paint with spray paint or plastic.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
I think the new generation comes stomping raring and especially style. And I like that, it gives me more desire to continue painting and improve.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
For me the Graffiti has only had good aspects. Will I be able to travel and meet new people with whom have a good time together.

Who do you paint for?
Just for me.

What writers have inspired you?
I have always set much in the style of New York, it is that I like. That the colors have a special role, but above all connections letters and always give a touch with the cartoons. But most of all my friends that I paint more like Paco, Tontos, SoCool, Iber, Rezo, Kore, Dyem ….

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
That never!! I know there are people who have left for other reasons but because they have never tired.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
I really do not know. I imagine that some people love and others hate it. Speak ill of one is scary, but there is something worse than not talking.

FIVE FAVORITES
Spray Paint: Montana Colors
City: Barcelona/Madrid
Markers/pens: Water Based and StyleFile Marker.
Surface: Virgin Wallis and abandoned factories.
Cap: Yellow universal and Fat cap.

Instagram: @Mer_165
Tumblr: Mer-bloodline

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