Hello My Name Is: S.kape289

Name: S.kape289
City/Country: difficult to answer
When did you start writing? Between 2002 – 2006

What’s graffiti for you?

Everything I see, Everything I feel – Everywhere I go.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
I don’t shit where I eat. Also just got back from two years traveling the globe so no clue.

What keeps you still writing?

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
First curiosity, later addiction.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
Who am I to judge? It would be sad though, if writers who are focusing more on their art as on Public Relations are getting less support from the scene. Style and being up is more important than Instagram Likes. One reason why Graffiti was so unique in the first place.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Enjoying vegan food.

How would you describe your style?
I love variety.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
It makes me smile ☺

Future plans?
The bucket list is long. To be featured in the Spray Daily Monochrome Series is one!

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Definitely. The piece has to fit its surroundings. The spot/surface makes it challenging and one reason why I paint most of my pieces freestyle.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
Is there one?

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The tool itself is the best and the worst. Spray-Cans are so much fun but still toxic as fuck.

Who do you paint for?
Me, myself and I.

What writers have inspired you?
People with a great personality. When it comes to the artistic level, writers who think outside the box, try out new stuff and push in different directions instead of going with the already known classics everybody seems to love the most. I have a lot of respect for every writer you made successfully the transition from a Graffiti Writer to a Fine Art Artist, but the most respect I have for those who made the transition and are still painting steel.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Its necessary to take small breaks to push boundaries.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
How can I send him money?

Spray Paint: is my favorite
City: those I haven’t been to yet.
Markers/pens: doesn’t matter
Surface: Metal, and surfaces with character
Cap: everything has its purpose

Facebook: Facebook.com/skape289
Instagram: @Skape289
Tumblr: Skape289.tumblr.com

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