Posted August 31st, 2010 at 03:43am by Risky
Been a crazy week…. I have been locked up in the studio all week, finishing a few pieces. Since I sold them a while back and had long spent the money, I thought it was a god idea to finish them. Anyway the reason I mention these paintings is the fact that life really does imitate art. I have been spending a lot of time deconstructing my pieces, thinking about elements that have played throughout the years, and that I felt needed to be re visited. The natural landscape of tag ridden walls, the bubble background, the architectural aspects of a letter in its purest form… Besides just concentrating on the Aesthetic aspects of graffiti I found myself mind traveling 28 years back, thinking about all the people and monumental iconic things that had such an impact on me. Among these I couldn’t help but thinking about Subway Art, Style Wars, and Wild Style. These were so important to the evolution of Graffiti world wide. It has been my life goal and journey to be one of these iconic figures. Although I am humbled and appreciative of all the blessings my people in LA , give me I know I have just scratched the surface and I have light years to go….. With saying all that I had the pleasure to hang out with LEE recently. Lee, came down to the Seventh Letter Frank 151 signing last Friday, and I had the pleasure of joining him, along with Fab 5 Freddy, Charlie Ahearn, and Patti Astor, on Sunday to see a screening of Wild Style. As I sat outside in the grass in a cemetery watching a Style wars projected on a funeral home ( only in Hollywood!!) with the director, and cast. I couldn’t help but to think of my journey, as I was watching their depiction of the same journey many years earlier. I felt as if I was in twilight zone. Living something I had been through before, after already having been influenced by this same movie over two decades earlier. I had done this tour already, and now I’m doing it again, so many years later. It’s really crazy, what goes around comes around and as long as your art progresses the ride keeps getting better….