My interest in graffiti became serious when I signed my first contract as a professional football player. I needed a certain relief from all the routine and discipline and I slowly developed a second life, a life outside the public eye. When I travelled to the training ground my eyes were always drawn to tags and throw ups and at some point I discovered a hidden tunnel next to the train line. This place opened up a whole new world for me and I went there to do my first piece while my two best friends were patrolling for me.
Football and other athletics are about discipline and training. Athletes develop training programs, eat right and maximize recovery to improve their performance on the field. Did any of that thinking carry over into art? If so what kind of training did you put yourself through to get better at art?
If you are starting out and want to gain a reputation, I don’t think it would be a great idea to offer your services for free as this sets an example and it may then become more difficult to move away from that. I do think it is crucial that you have a good spot that you can use as playground, preferably with peers.
In that same interview with wadezig.com you said that you and your girlfriend were in a earthquake in New Zealand! What happened, were you working at the time?
Have you ever had any run ins with the police?
Shout out to anyone who has been following me over the last 20 years.