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STORY BEHIND YOUR PSEUDO:
Mostly I was drawn to the name aesthetically, the balance of letters and symmetry worked.
FIRST AND RECENT GRAFFITI EXPERIENCES:
I grew up in Inner-city Auckland during a time that graffiti was virtually inseparable from teenage life and so just fell into doing it. My heroes at the time are all names most people outside of Auckland wouldn’t know about with the exception of Smooth Crew who did feature in Spray Can Art. I was mostly into gang influenced graffiti of the time though more than NY inspired lettering.
INFLUENCES AND INSPIRATION:
Literally too numerous to name. Everyone I have met, connected with have inspired, informed & guided me in some way. Even if it’s deciding what I don’t want to do – it’s still vital. Art is an evolving dialogue.
OTHER EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE HELPED SHAPING YOUR STYLE:
Health, food, reading, traveling. Everything – I’m an open book. I love Geopolitics, physics, anthropology – I’m especially fascinated with Pacific cultures and history. I’m not an expert in any of those subjects but just love them.
WHAT IS GRAFFITI ALL ABOUT TO YOU?
Expression, adventure, pushing your own limitations.
3 WORDS THAT WOULD BEST DEFINE YOUR STYLE:
Dynamic, painterly, rendered.
CHARACTERISTICS THAT SETS YOU APART IN THE GRAFFITI SCENE:
I’ve always tried to keep moving, innovate somehow but still love traditional graffiti as well. I want my paintings to be rooted in the spray/graffiti aesthetics but not be limited to a nostalgic paradigm.
PERCEPTION OF THE CURRENT GRAFFITI SCENE IN YOUR COUNTRY:
I can’t really speak on that, I’m too immersed in it.
FAVORITE SPOTS TO PAINT GRAFFITI:
It’s all conditional on place, time and vibe.
WHAT DOES TAHITI REPRESENT TO YOU?
A unique Pacific nation with French and Chinese influence. Maohi are closely related to the Maori of our nation – language and culture are very similar.