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Hello My Name Is: Meme [CBS, FNF]

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Name: Meme
Crew: CBS, Few&Far
City / Country: USA

When did you start writing:
I started tagging on stuff around the age of 16. Skateboarding was something I did more because of my surroundings. Due to the fact that I didn’t grow up in a city, I was pretty much sheltered from all graffiti. A five years later I laid eyes on a freight train and it blew my mind!! I’ve never wanted to stop tagging/painting again after that.

What’s is graffiti for you:
I just enjoy painting, alone or with friends! It’s my life.

Females are underrepresented in the graffiti culture, whats your opinion about that and do you think it will change in the future?
Well… It’s not like it used to be. Thankfully there’s been progression around the world in the women’s rights movement, not just in graffiti. It seems that there are more and more women stepping it up mural and graffiti wise. People aren’t going to be able to avoid the natural evolution of woman reaching full potential in a previously male dominated culture. I’m not sure what the future holds but I can say this… I’m happy to have connected with so many women and girls worldwide through skateboarding and graffiti!

Whats up with the freight scene in the US nowadays?
The kids nowadays aren’t getting put in their place enough!! They are just going over historic pieces not even knowing wtf they did wrong. Spots are getting harder to come by that are safe to paint. The kids aren’t putting in their own work to find and keep spots good, they blow them up like dumb asses. They typically fall off quickly though… At times painting freights for these kids seem “trendy and cool”. But these kids aren’t in the yard like me all winter long freezing their butts off, while my numbers keep building. I will be happy with my freight painting once I have more whole cars, and see my trains on almost every line in the US.

What keeps you still writing:
I’m basically addicted to this shit.

You are also the founder of Few&Far, can you tell us more about that?
Few&Far is a crew of roughly 20 women, mostly graffiti writers and artists, and we have a handful of skaters as well. I started F&F because I had a vision of females working together without all the competitiveness we are taught to have towards one another through society. I also knew so many talented women I figured why not bring people together, while having a blast doing it?! Over the years I’ve progressed into more activism and charity work in my life. Which reflects in murals and events with F&F. I’m very proud of the ladies in my crew. Each member is doing wonderful things in world!! I am forever grateful to everyone that supports us!! Thank you Spray Daily!

Instagram: @memersweets @fewandfarwomen
Website: Fewandfarwomen.com

Conservation of a CBS graffiti mural at Röda Sten, Gothenburg

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Valand Academy and Röda Sten Konsthall announce the recreation and conservation of a celebrated CBS (Berlin) roller paint graffiti piece in Gothenburg, Sweden. The mural became an instant Gothenburg landmark after it was painted by CBS in the summer of 2004. It was soon painted over but remains imprinted in the memory of many people. Master student of Fine Arts, Valand Academy, Mikael Demitr Lindegren is now recreating the mural using remains of original pigments and photographic documentation.

– If you go to a place with a lot of graffiti paintings you can pull layers of history straight from the wall. Some first tests and colour samples where collected for this project at Röda Sten in the summer of 2012, says Mikael Demitr Lindegren.

Inauguration Saturday 26’th of April, 13:00. Read more (Swedish text) at the Röda Sten site.

Photography – Jaime Sanchez, Part-2

Jaime-Sanchez_Photography_SprayDaily_02 Jaime-Sanchez_Photography_SprayDaily_XAUST (CBSCREW, MFK, CT)_02My name is Jaime Sanchez  I’m a Mexican American photographer from Chicago IL. I been taking photos for 3 yrs, and filming for 6yrs now. I’ve been very blessed through what I do but like many I’ve been homeless and still homeless now, thankfully I’ve have people who have helped me, I continue  to do what I do because I love it I have a special bond that I’ve build’t with the artist’s. In which I love to capture there story and what the graffiti artist do or what they leave behind for others too see. To go out with the artist for a mission it has helped me understand the graffiti artist in all types of conditions, from warm weather in Texas. To the bay breeze in San Francisco and Oakland to the freezing temps in Chicago. I recently teamed up with Masssive Paint in Chicago also along side with working with artist Nyke (CMW), Xaust (CBS) (MFK) (CT), Debso (CBS) (CT) to film a documentary I’m directing on trains. And with Massive Paint as the sponsor for the project. I’ve also been doing promo videos for Massive Paint  to help promote the company and the team of artist which I’m a part of. We recently went to Detroit to film for Massive Paint with Artist Debso, Xaust and guest artist from Detroit Sloe (WSG). Video will be put out this month and I’ll be flying out to Mexico to document the graffiti scene there as well getting prepared for two art shows in Chicago. And with Scruge Magazine from the bay area doing a story on me. So far this all is such a blessing, I don’t do this for fame or for money because I’m homeless but I do this because the words I get from people. Like even all the people from Sweden that tell me that I inspired them. For me that means so much because I would never think that some one from across the world would tell me that with out even knowing me. I will continue to take photos film with any artist that wants to work with me. And also hoping that i’ll leave a mark for future artist’s!
Follow Jaime on Flickr, Youtube and Instagram.