2) Where are you from and where are you based right now?
I’m from Bristol and spend most of my time here.
3) When, and using which tools, did you start to approach art?
I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. I discovered these magic marker studio
pens and from there on couldn’t put them down.
4) Is there a number you consider special?
6) Many of your works –on canvas as well as on the road- feature a man in suit and bowler
5) Which creative process do you usually follow to create one of your works?
Firstly the image & concept will be swimming around in my head to begin with - sometimes
weeks & months The first rule is to take my own photos or it could come back to bite you
on the arse. Once I’ve got the shot, I need to manipulate the image to a stark black &
white form and cut it into a stencil and after that the rest is all application.
hat… How was this character born? What does he represent?
You don’t expect a man dressed as a city gent to be writing on the wall. People generally
judge by appearance so dressed in this uniform, the vandal is less likely to be gripped
by the police. The large umbrella is also a good decoy as you could be doing anything
behind one. For me the the character is a representation of the man who could not take it
anymore. Tired of the dull grey architecture that surrounds him, he takes over cities one
at a time with his palette of colours. Just painting the town red wasn’t an option.
7) In what kind of world do your creations live?
A Haphazard but colourful one.
8) “Moona Lisa”: surely one of your greatest successes, also from a commercial
standpoint… is it the work you are the most bound to as well?
This piece put me on the map so I’m still particularly fond of her.
9) How can a street artist get into the expositions/museums/galleries circuit?
Do your first shows yourself. Hire a building or pull in a favor from someone with a cool
space and promote your show yourself.
10) What would you advise to someone trying to start this kind of career?
Don’t look at what everyone else is doing or saying. Listen to your own mind and entrust
your ideas to only those within your inner circle - if at all.
11) Say goodbye as you would say it to your friends…
Never goodbye - only see you later.