Hello My Name Is: Retro [KGB]


Name: Retro
Crew: KGB
City/Country: Sydney, Australia
When did you start writing? Received my pen license in ’06, 10 years after pac died #rip

What’s graffiti for you? The word graffiti derives from the Italian word “graffio” which means “a scratch”. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about that every time I paint, which is why I like to scratch the wall a little before I start. For tradition’s sake.

Influences? Howard Arkley. Crazy use of colour, would scratch his canvases before he painted.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there? The baby boomers are slowly destroying the most beautiful city in the world. They dont believe in coexisting with other generations, their art is bland, their world view is restrictive and the only hope for our city is their impending death.

What keeps you still writing? Boys in blue, graffiti know-it alls and the dream of a boomerless Sydney. #acab #kabb #ストリートアートのおもちゃ

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like? Words starting with R, Arrows, Bevels, Top Knots and the Dad Bod.

How would you describe your style? Curvy, in the traditional sense. ample bosom, trim waist and round butt.

Who do you paint for? Painting is a lot like fucking. And a broader stroke would be “what” rather than “who”. So, what do I fuck for, you ask? I fuck for the right to stay up late. i fuck for the right to eat kebabs after midnight. i fuck for the toy who pay waved his 36 pack of Copics. i fuck for the boy who used his friends name in a infringement notice because he was under pressure. i fuck for the girl whos fucking the toy who pay waved his 36 pack of Copics.

Can you remember the first piece you did? Yep. Remember like it was yesterday. Struggled to get it on, Thin walls, Parents came home early, and quickest piece ive ever done.

Future plans? Property ownership, Goal weight of 92.5kg.

What do you do when you’re not painting? I sell calippos and coconut water on bondi beach.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti? Trains and Lames.

What writers have inspired you? SetThe NosPudSofsSlorEkaerCharles Dickens.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti? Writing here about my graffiti makes me tired.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff? I want people to think about why I’m doing this, And where i got my 36 pack of copics from.

Instagram: @Blogthief

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