Hello My Name Is: Urocki

Name: Urocki
Crew: HSB
City/Country: Nantes, France, soon moving to London.
When did you start writing? 2005

What’s graffiti for you?
A passion.

Influences?
So much…

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Both are really nice, a lot of creative people in many field, and the city have a true cultural will. I’m moving soon to London, but as always I’ll return to Nantes.

What keeps you still writing?
Passion, competition, inspiration, a desire to evolve and improve.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
Drawing at school, magazines, then people I met. The first graffiti writers I met were DropseDizzyIsma.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
There’s nothing I really hate, everything is interesting. Maybe the division between old timers and new generation, between vandal and legal graffiti is something sad from my point of view.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Drawing, playing chess, watching movies, eating, hanging out with friends, travelling, 420…

How would you describe your style?
Simple, effective, typography inspired.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
Oh yes… I wish I don’t !

Future plans?
Moving to London this summer, develop more classic letters skills, gold leaf on glass and traditional handmade letters.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Not really, most of the time my sketch is already done.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
I’m always happy to see people painting, but honestly I don’t really see them. May the force be with them.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The best: community, friends, competition, inspiration, travel, connections. 
The worst: attitude, bad mentality sometimes, internet haters, narrow view.

Who do you paint for?
Me, my friends, and all people who will see my paint.

What writers have inspired you?
MSK, UB, WBC29 … the list is too long!

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Some times, but it never lasts long.

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

FIVE FAVORITES
Spray Paint: 94
City: Nantes
Markers/pens: Rotring
Surface: All of them
Cap: Original

Website: behance.net/urocki
Instagram: @Urocki
Tumblr: urocki.tumblr.com

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