How did you get into graffiti and how long have you been doing it?
I got into graffiti when I was a teenager. I was always up to no good back then and used to spend a lot of time hanging out with my friends on the streets. We were all into Hip Hop but none of us did graffiti. I was already into art so it was a natural progression. You can say I’ve been painting solidly for about 4 years now….
Describe your graffiti style…
My style is just me having fun with shapes and colour. It’s like a intense game of Jenga.
What is your favourite piece you’ve painted?
I don’t really have a favourite. It’s usually the last wall I painted and then I paint another one which becomes the new fave.
What reactions have you received about your work on the street?
I usually get good responses to my art on the street. People enjoy the bright colour and figuring out the animals, but sometime people can just be really confused about why I am doing art on a wall in the first place.
Do you think it’s any different for a girl to do graffiti since it’s very male dominated?
No, I don’t think it’s any different for girls and guys…
What inspires you?
Walls, animals, progression, travel, other artists, the streets, shapes and colour.
I don’t have favourites, but I have respect and admiration to all artists that live their art and keep getting better and better.
What do you think is the role of art in todays society?
I think each artist has their own reasons for their art. Some make art without even considering a viewer so I cant really answer that question properly.
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Graffiti South Africa™ thanks Nard for this interview.
First published on 29 March 2013.