This is the turn of Mike from the crew TopDogs Tuff and M.C.I crews, from the States. We recently found this guy with his fresh styles, lots of burners, throwies and actions, so we decide to interview him for you!!! Check him out!!!
1. Lets start with a classic question: How do you end up doin’ graffiti?
I was a bit of a derelict as a child always fascinated with derel activities. In the beginning I thought I was just putting a logo up like the other guys as I learned more things changed but that little adolescent derelict has always been alive inside of me.
2. Lets talk about your style… Do you think you have a personal style? How you reached it?
I think I’m influenced by a hefty amount of graffiti predecessors. Nothing I can do hasn’t been done and I like that. I’m not reinventing the wheel I’m just rolling with it. Any one can achieve this with lots and lots of trial and error
3. When do you feel satisfied from a piece?
I will let you know when that happens. I think if you are a true graffiti snob you will never be satisfied with something you paint because over time your best becomes your what was I thinking piece. I like how it’s just constant progression and figuring out what exactly you want from it.
4. Panels, Hall of fame, street bombing. what satisfy you the most?
It’s all satisfying. Graffiti is fun. People forget that. It’s always supposed to be fun. Everything has its approach on how to do them but it doesn’t matter what you are painting as long as you are painting. I could have just as much fun needing out doing tags in a warehouse as I would doing panels in a yard. Sometimes it’s the memory and the company you keep during the excursion.
5. How is the life of writer where you live? You think could be differnet if you were from somewhere else?
The life of the writer is a hard one to really talk about, people do graffiti for different reasons and get different results.
6. Do you live art in different forms out of the graff world?
Of course, I can’t escape it. The Bay Area has a very heavy artistic community. It’s impossible to escape it.
7. What graffiti gave to your existence? What it takes from it?
It has taught me a lot about myself. But what it gave to my existence is existence. I have learned a lot of valuable lessons on life, family, friendship and expression through graffiti. What it takes is what anything you put all of your passion into. You become nuts, you sacrifice so many things and opportunities, yet looking back on it you are still fulfilled and still crazing more.
8. What keeps you still writing?
My escape, my thirst for more, the challenges graffiti presents
9. Any crazy adventures you want to share with us?
Life is a crazy adventure. I look back on what I did as I came up and I wouldn’t do anything differently. I could list stories of violence, chases, ladies, climbing and falling from spots but the best thing about graffiti is not knowing anything about the person and judging only on third person stories and your own judgement based upon their work
10. New generations, instagram, blogs, internet and all that. What you think about it?
Some people hate internet, some others love to share their productions, some others just don’t give a shit. Do you have any position or consideration about it? It’s all a double edge sword. Graffiti is alive. It’s the digital age, but when you get positive feedback from a graffiti great that has always influenced you, you can’t really hate on that. It brings people together with this online sense of community as well as is a solid network for international and national connections. Yeah there are a lot of pros. But law enforcement use this very plateau against you and if you are too revealing you may just be feeding all your info straight onto the clipboard of chief wiggum. It’s easy to be on one side or another. I just don’t really think about it and just paint. Shoutout to all the people who kept me entertained, happy and interested. Realistically my shout out is to anyone putting paint on the wall who is having fun and doing it for the sake of having fun. Rather it be a penis, political message, band name, girlfriends name or you expressing yourself. Keep it alive. I love all aspects of the art form