The face is crucial for human identity. We use our face to express our feelings, communicate and identify each other. The first impression of a person we meet is often based of their looks. By blurring a persons face he/she will be unreachable and non-identifiable. Focus will move from the person to his or hers actions. BLURRED FACES is a video-zine by SPRAY DAILY™ featuring anonymous faceless artists writing their pseudonyms on trains and subways around the world.
Name: Fear Crew: GBS City/Country: Bucharest, Romania When did you start writing? 2002
What’s graffiti for you? Graffiti is a way of life for me and a way to express myself without rules. Nobody can stop me 🙂 I do it from the heart, I’ve been doing it for a long time and I love it very much. It’s my culture and my lifestyle.
Influences? German and french style.
Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there? Bucharest is not my hometown but I’ve been living here for over 10 years. It’s a big city with a lot of opportunities. Everything that happens in Romania happens here: hip hop, breakdance, graffiti, techno music, parties, people and the rest. There’s a lot of graffiti in the city but there are only a few people who are dedicated and do good quality style constantly.
What keeps you still writing? What keeps me going are my friends. I share this passion and crazy ideas with them.
What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track? The first time I came across graffiti I was in the 5th grade I think. A girl brought a magazine to school and going through it I found a page covering 2pac “live by the gun die by the gun”. I remember copying that picture again and again, over 100 times. Then I started drawing it from my head and the kids at school wanted me to do it again for them. The rest is history 🙂
What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like? A lot of copy/paste. only a few writers are OG today.
What do you do when you’re not painting? I like to hook up with my friends and bike around the city every day looking for spots to hit. I don’t like abandoned spots because I want the people to see what I paint and to make the city look different.
How would you describe your style? Simple and strong. nothing complex, just a simple way to define the letters, colors and shapes.
Can you remember the first piece you did? Yes. That happened in 2001 in an abandoned building, when I was a child. After 2002 I started drawing in front of my block and moved on from there. I tagged the streets one by one. I love tagging everywhere.
Future plans? Graphic designer. t-shirt series. and lots of graffiti.
Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface? Nope. I stopped drawing sketches about 4 years ago. Everything I paint is freestyle. I let it flow and re-adjust if I don’t like it. But I like to tag every surface.
What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city? I’d like to see more energy and creativity from the young generation but I don’t see anything new or special. Kids these days are just happy to do random throws and tags and that’s it. You aren’t often surprised by a kid doing something cool. the movement here is not as strong as other places. Sad but true.
What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti? BEST: The best thing is connecting with a lot of like-minded people from all over the world, not just about about graffiti but in general. WORST: I don’t like the “copy/paste” style.
Who do you paint for? I paint for myself most of the time but if people like my art then I’m happy to have shown them a different kind of art 😉