Hello My Name Is: MR.HE

Name: Mr.He
City/Country: Pesaro, Italy
When did you start writing? 1996

What’s graffiti for you?
Freedom, friendship and a form of communication.

I look up to the pioneers of graffiti, during the of 80’s and 90’s, old school writers native to my city, illustration and comics.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Pesaro is a small city with a lot of potential. There are quite different underground realities that merge and intersect each other, from which arise beautiful collaborations and events. The graffiti wave started in the late 80’s. The most prolific decade for Pesaro was definitely the 90’s. During that period Pesaro was recognized as an important Italian hub for graffiti writers that distinguished themselves for their skills and a peculiar personal style. Part of the merit needs to be attributed to graffiti crews such as: DSP (first crew in the city who started it all) ADRTMA and others. The city is located in the center section of Italy on the East coast. It’s a point of passage for many writers traveling from north to south and vice versa. Throughout the years, many stopped in Pesaro only for the purpose of painting and leave their contribution to the Graffiti Scene. Currently , the graffiti scene is still very active and every crew has its own “Hall Of Fame” in the city, which are periodically refreshed and preserved.

What keeps you still writing?
As a matter of fact, I still enjoy it. I always have a good time.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
I blame it on my curiosity, there were no fanzines or internet back when a I was a youngster but the streets in early 90’s were filled with quality walls, soon after I decided to give it a try and I discovered that it was a form of expression that suited me. Not long after became a necessity.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
I’m not a fan of people that don’t place importance on the artistic evolution of graffiti and rather change style with no clear study or direction. Writers that don’t have a distinct artistic personality or touch. I like to recognize the style of the writer.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
When I don’t do graffiti, I paint canvas and chill with my friends.

How would you describe your style?
Simple letters, connected with each-other like a smooth flow, pastels colors, and of course, I sample from others walls/graffiti I did.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
In my garage, violet letters and black outlines, really bad but fresh.. ah ah ah!

Future plans?
Painting to travel and traveling to paint.. more walls around the world…

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Very often, I usually don’t have a sketch, I freestyle almost all my pieces, sometimes I adapt my letters to the spot if it’s a good match.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
They still have a lot of work to do, some kinds have really good talent some others are only eternal kids.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The best aspect is to meet new people and discover new places. The worst aspect is obviously the overwhelming amount of ignorant idiotic people who are always ready to criticize and vomit bullshit about the graffiti art.

Who do you paint for?
For myself

What writers have inspired you?
Definitely the old school writers of my city, in particular kings Noem 507Omaek 193 and Zelda

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
No, I think I will have less time in the future but a writer is never tired of writing.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff? Ffrrreesssshhhh!!!!

Spray Paint: Belton, Montana Black, Mtn94
City: Bologna, Sevilla
Markers/pens: SqueezerPilot
Surface: Abbandoned / ruined spot
Cap: Original, soft, fat

Instagram: Mr.he_kmscl

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