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Hello My Name Is: Siek27

Name: Siek27
Crew: PHBKLK, ZNC ( Zincnitecrew ), PB ( Project Burnez )
City/Country: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

When did you start writing?
Well, I started acknowledge graffiti when Hip Hop movement rising up in Malaysia back in 2004 and my first piece is in my own room with basic color like black, red, blue and green. I pretty much started when I’m just a lil’ boy.

What’s graffiti for you?
Graffiti is my way of life. Its my getaway of a stressful environment from work and life. Graffiti connects people, that’s what I love about it, we can meet good peoples or writers from around the world and share a painting session together and having the best time of my life.

Influences?
It’s pretty mundane, most of my influence came from myself, my homies and peoples around me.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Kuala Lumpur? Here is a sin city with rapid development and modern infrastructure. We’re just a small country but the scene is growing. The number of writers are increasing and so does the amount of burner walls, they’ve got a good quality of style and mad skills. But we’re running low on bombers to compare with others Asian country like Indonesia. They’ve crazy mad scene over there!

What keeps you still writing?
I always try to do better from the last one, I’m never fully satisfied. When I got a new ideas of color combination or a cool theme, its always pushed me to paint more and more! And my homies also been a great motivation to always keep doing burners.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
Back then i watched some local rapper music video with a graffiti background and it’s really cool. Also I was really stunned after watching the movie about graffiti called “Bomb the system” and a few documentary videos like Style Wars. It changes my life and I never look back after that.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
Write for cash. I saw some of the writers only start painting because they think they can make a good income from it and it get’s in my nerves. Yes, that’s good if you could make something out of it to pay the bills, but street cred is the why we do it in the first place. Its a sensitive issue. I don’t want talk much about it.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Spending my time with my lovely wife and daughter, just chillin’, drink coffee and have a mellow day like anyone else.

How would you describe your style?
I always get fascinated on how graffiti letters work. That’s why my style is always about letters. I love how every alphabet connect with each other. The way my letter flowing and my colors dancing with each other are the message. Even in letter also we need to logic idea transfer. Nowadays there’re lots of writer with crazy and powerful burners. It’s a good time to be alive!

Can you remember the first piece you did?
Back in 2004 in my own room.

Future plans?
There’s so much in my head but currently just enjoying time with family and homies.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Yes but depending on the surface I have to work with. For me it’s hard when you paint on raw or virgin wall because the wall will absorb your color. You need a good brand of spray paint to cover it. There’s always a special sketch of my style depends on the wall size and surface, but with perfect color combo and good idea of concept, your piece will definitely looking good and spot on.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
It’s hard to say and also a sensitive issue. Im also still need a lot of learning in this. Just need to pass down for the new ones to learn about knowledge/history first, respect and attitude come first before everything.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The best thing is you gain a lot of connection around the world, the worst is not everyone understand the fun and how awesome graffiti is and it’s the identity of every city in the world.

Who do you paint for?
Just for myself. But sometimes it’s a good to know that when you show up your good work, you get to inspire others in your crew and other people.

What writers have inspired you?
I’m inspired by a lot of crazy dope writers from Europe. Some other local members also inspired me like my crew (PHBKLK), Asmoe, Mozak and many more.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
I’m in my thirties and I’m still haven’t thought to stop or tired to this this wonderful world with my graffiti.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
I hope people appreciate and love what I’ve done. There’s a lot graffiti writer have to sacrifice like money, time, love and many more. For god sake please try and appreciate all graffiti for what it is and feel the messages we try to deliver.

FIVE FAVORITES
Spray Paint: Mtn Hardcore2
City: Haven’t discovered all the cities yet.
Markers/pens: None in particular.
Surface: Raw virgin wall
Cap: Mtn94 old cap

Instagram: @Siek27

Hello My Name Is: Asmoe

Name: Asmoe
Crew: Medium Touch / ZNC
City/Country: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
When did you start writing? Started to paint on walls since 2011.

What’s graffiti for you?
For me Graffiti is a game. It is a game that requires you to craft and embellish your own character, styles and skills. An interactive game that connects players from all over the world using their own languages. A game that demands perseverance & determination throughout the journey. An addictive game that will haunt you forever. That’s graffiti for me.

Influences?
Mostly from the western nations. Their characters are very strong and solid. I took it as an inspiration to develop my own style and identity.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Kuala Lumpur is one of the well-developed cities in the world. We have tons of walls here, big and small, legal and illegal walls, you name it! However, our scene is quite small as compared to other countries. But when it comes to skills & executions, I can say that now we are at the level where we too, are capable to produce top notch productions.

What keeps you still writing?
Endless experimentations of playing with my own name & alphabets that creates endless possible styles exhilarate me. And a lot of my friends from all over the world keep burning, so that’s what triggered my resolve to never stop painting.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
Hip Hop & R&B music videos & movies. They made me fall in love with Graffiti. I started to sketch. I keep on practicing even though my letters were total wack back then! I’m so grateful I ended up where I am now.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
Now, I see Graffiti has become a powerful art movement, where writers can share their artworks without limitations through social media. However, a lot of new, so called ‘graffiti writers’ become biters, as they tend to copy 100% from what they see online, in order to ‘get up’ quickly. I can’t say I favor this scene much.

How would you describe your style?
Basically my style is all about dancing letters, where in every piece, I try to play with the composition, connection and energy of each alphabet. It’s like semi-wild style, where the letters are still visible and strong even after you take out all the extensions and arrows in them. So that’s how it is.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
The first piece I ever did was at the backyard of my house, where my dad scolded me for destroying our house walls hahaha.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
I’m a full time Architect now, working in a local Architect firm. Sometimes, it is pretty hard for me to seek times to paint, as the work load is tremendous. The only time I manage to paint is during the weekends.

Future plans?
Travel & paint. To see the world through graffiti & architecture lenses. And give my best shot in becoming a great Architect & Designer for my people.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Usually I will sketch on papers first. When I paint on walls, I will improvise my sketches as per wall conditions and sizes. For me, my wall piece doesn’t have to be exactly the same as my paper sketches. We can always improvise; that’s where the creative process takes place.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
Due to strong influence from social media, I think newcomers will definitely see graffiti as a platform for them to get famous and to get commission work. They tend to forget the rules, knowledge & vocabulary of Graffiti itself. Maybe they should avoid mere, excessive influence from the net and start to do some homework to get it right.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The Best: When you can get in touch with your childhood idols and paint with them. That will be the best.
The Worst: Unable to finish my piece on time.

Who do you paint for?
I paint for myself, friends and my beloved country, Malaysia ☺

What writers have inspired you? Kems, Geser, Phat1, Mower, Mites, Skore79, Storm and my local writers as well, Katun, Siek, Mozak, Nestwo and Akid One.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
No man. When I’m not painting on walls, I sketch. When I don’t have time to sketch, I think of my letters. Hahaha I guess I just can’t get enough of Graffiti. It’s too good. What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff? I hope they will see my style, letters connection, flow and form. Plus I hope they will enjoy my colour choices, character & identity through my piece.

FIVE FAVORITES
Spray Paint: MTN Hardcore
City: Indonesia
Markers/pens: MTN Water Based
Surface: Raw walls / Raw concrete Wall
Cap: Standard Hardcore Cap & Skinny Banana

Instagram: @Asmoeroc
Website: www.isuu.com/amirulshah
Facebook: Asmoe Roc

Hello My Name Is: Shuen

Name: Shuen
Crew: STB & ZNC
City/Country: Kavala, Greece
When did you start writing? Summer of 1998.

What’s graffiti for you?
Has become a way of escaping from my daily problems something like my personal “psychologist”.

Influences?
Οld school graffiti scene.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
I am living and working in Larisa city the 4th biggest city of Greece which has the same problems as the whole country has, lot of unemployment people and huge economic problems due to fucking “financial crisis”. About graffiti scene is dead here …The only “good” about crisis is that I have many abandoned factories for painting.

What keeps you still writing?
Cause is my lovely hobby and the passion of drawing letters.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
The years until 2000 were good years for Greek graffiti scene and many kids started graffiti. My friends Sube and Kruel one summer night urged me to follow them for painting.. from that night i am in action.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
Must to have connections or to be a “big” name to participate on some graffiti festivals.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
To be honest I am not painting so much the last years (1 day per week) cause there is something better than graffiti on my life… my little daughter and mostly I am spending my free time playing with her!

How would you describe your style?
Letters with clear outlines.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
Yes of course was a bubble piece with yellow fill & black outline on my neighborhood’s school and my tag was Bluf. The worst is that I haven’t picture from his one.

Future plans?
Traveling more and painting with my daughter.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
As I said my city is “dead” so I will speak generally… I don’t like that some young writers respect someone from how good is the style and not from what has offered as a man.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
One of the best for me is the part of sketching and the worst is that you can reach till the jail.

What writers have inspired you?
Μy fellas Jasone & Dee71 who have offered many in Greek graffiti scene. Also writers like Geser, Bates, Skore79, Cantwo, Taste, Kems, Kak and Miedo12 are some of my favorite writers.

FIVE FAVORITES
Spray Paint: All free spay cans.
City: Barcelona
Markers/pens:
Surface: Abandoned places
Cap: Skinny cap

Instagram: @shuens__