What a pleasure meeting you at Joseph Gross Gallery. Can you touch upon how you were involved in the Artleadher show? As you know Mashonda Tifrere curated her debut Art LeadHer show at the Joseph Gross gallery, of which I’ve always been a fan. I'd just had a solo show in NYC and some of my pieces from the show were shown to Mashonda who asked to see more. As it happened I'd been working on something new which they chose to put in the show, I literally completed it the day be
You do it all. Portraits, tags, illustrations...what is your favorite subject matter to paint and why? My dream is to be a fashion muralist so I love portraits or women's bodies that's my focus right now it's painting beautiful fashion photography! I love letters it's what I started with in 2009 but now I'm trying to master my portraits! I think that's what will make it easier for me to get gigs to paint for fashion companies cause I can do letters (paint the logo of company
You and TRANS 1 bring such a beautiful dichotomy to your work. Can you kindly tell our readers how you found one another as artists?
As you know I was primarily a train writer applying my name on the transit systems across the globe. When the time came to hang up my gloves from the train scene I decided to channel my energy into walls. It was a hard transition to make but a court case and jail term meant I had no other options. I guess I had always kept my eye on certain "w
Taking over the BSMT space after my other art crush, FANAKAPAN , must have been exciting! How did your show with Paul Punk come about? Did you choose the gallery or did the gallery choose you?
Stand in line, my wife's biggest art crush is Fanakapan too! Hearing that Fan was doing a show with BSMT, then seeing the Doing Lines show with Captain Kris, The Real Dill, Tony Boy and Obit really put us over the top in wanting to do a show with the gallery. I had also met Greg on my
Please tell our readers where it all began for you as we have personally touched upon that art is in your DNA. Were you trained in art school? If so, what was your favorite core class? Oh no art school for me. Art is something I don't think I would ever want to be "taught". I still have too much of the kid in me that just wants to create for the fun of it. I also like the independence with it in having my artistic journey be 100% my own. I love teaching myself and I live for
Your portraits caught my attention last year and I had to meet the artist behind the work! Are painting people your favorite subject matter to paint? If so, why? I prefer to paint people because it's more difficult and because I identify with my subjects. Plus, when you paint people you have a different subject every time. Portrait of the wonderful Martha Cooper by Sipros. Wall for The Bushwick Collective- December, 2015 Do you remember your first wall? Where was it and wha
What a pleasure it was to walk around Bushwick yesterday and see artist's painting and getting ready for the block party this Saturday, June 4th, beginning at 11 am. I bumped into both Danielle Mastrion and the drone that is filming her work, only to see my man Solus getting buffed over to create a new wall this year. Killed me to see it getting buffed, but I know change has to happen.... I have been attending TBC for the past few years as I admired seeing blocks and blocks o
What drove me here? Read below! For the past year, I interviewed over 100 artists from around the globe. Doing it for someone else made me realize I could do it for myself, especially with my true passion for the arts and the artist's themselves. Art is my oxygen as it truly motivates me to wake up each day. Art allows me to breathe so I continue on my journey of learning new things daily and being able to share them with you, makes it even more exciting. I can now interview