GRAFF TV is a series of graffiti videos capturing the style and techniques of some of the best and most interesting writers around the world. From simple new school styles to futuristic 3D-burners or playful naive pieces. Follow the process from sketch to finished piece, all cut down and compressed to three minutes episodes.
City/Country: Berlin, Germany
When did you start writing? 2000.
What’s graffiti for you?
It’s been a part of my life for the last 17 years and I hope that won’t change in the upcoming years. I like it because it allows me to meet new interesting people and just being able to enjoy the time.
A lot. Art itself, commercials, but mostly the people around me.
Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
I think Berlin is one of the most important graffiti cities in the world. I am very proud to be a part of it. Berlin has a long graffiti history, with many important artists. The city is constantly changing every day and I love that, because of all the positive influences it provides me.
What keeps you still writing?
What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
The first time I had contact with graffiti was the album cover “Significant Other“. I really liked this style and started to sketch some of the letters. I joined some workshops and was able to learn a lot of different styles, designs and of course the history.
What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
I like the internet and that every writer has the opportunity to show his/her style easily to the whole world, but due to the fact that social media is widely available everybody is able to upload their stuff. The result of this is that you have to see a lot of pieces with shitty letters and hundreds of un-deserved likes. Sometimes I get the feeling, no one is truly looking at the letters and the detail. They just see bright colors and click like and move on. In the past you would pay for one magazine that only had good artwork inside, and then you would spend time going over the details about every piece.
What do you do when you’re not painting?
Enjoying the time with my fam.
How would you describe your style?
I think, outer space is a good word to describe it .
Can you remember the first piece you did?
Yes, it was in an old lost factory in Berlin. I didn’t liked the piece, I created the sketch for it and at the time I thought it was great. However, that did not translate well when it was put up on the wall, so I took no photo of it. A friend had taken one, but it was only until recent that I got a copy of the photo.
Enjoying the time with my fam!
Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Yes, only if I have the opportunity to paint abandoned or lost places for the first time. I try to adapt them to the spot to reduce the amount of prep work that you would have to do. It’s great to be able to incorporate whats around into the piece.
What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
The problem of the new gen is, they don’t care about old pieces and history. We had a lot of great train line pieces, now the most of the train lines are chrome.
What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
No respect for other artists is definitely the worst aspect. I like the fact that you travel a lot, meet many great people and everybody puts his/her own style to one big result.
Who do you paint for?
What writers have inspired you?
I am inspired a lot from Berlin graffiti artists like; Sekt, MR.X, Gate, Asia, Town and many more!
Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
After nearly every long and warm hall day, but even though I am tired I am still looking forward to the next piece..
What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
I hope they are able to see my passion and can appreciate the time/detail I put into every piece I do. I would love for them to be inspired and to be able to see that the artist loves what he is doing.
Spray Paint: Montana Black
Surface: Every surface has its own charm.
Fresh video filmed by Kevin Schulzbus showing Wute painting a couple of panels.