What do you write?
What crews you rep, tell us a lil about those crews?
I rep AS (Always Striking or Asians Strike) which include Alveno, Mike Mesa, Spyre, Kine, Zime and flip flopper, Hiero. AS is a crew based out of Ottawa which put me down when some of the members moved to Montreal. But the majority of my recent walls are painted with my good friends, the CA.
How big is graffiti in your life?
It’s funny you ask. Graf has been a part of me for almost 8-9 years. But since I finishing up from uni, I unintentionally put my cans away. But in the summer of 2010, after a 1 1/2 year hiatus, I decided to pick the cans back up. Now, I’m in love again! I realized that no matter what I did, I could never shake my graff habit. Graf is such a big part of my life that it’s hard even think what it would be like if I didn’t do it. It’s my creative outlet from my other creative outlets.
What other aspects of art do you do?
I’m a graphic designer full-time but I have many other outlets. My main focus is vector art, street wear design and typography. I shoot photos for fun and I try to draw everyday. I feel like in the art world everything is related. One aspect of one outlet can help me in another from color combos to composition to shapes.
I know you have a passion for sneakers, so what are your favorite pairs (pics) and tell us about your collection…
I think for many sneakerheads, it all started playing sports as a child. Frankly, it all started with basketball. My collection runs 40 deep with a main focus of Running Shoes (joggers/trainers) and Basketball shoes. My favourite in my collection would have to be my Jordan 4 Retro Black Cement (with the NIKE AIR in the back) from 1994, Air Max 1 Sport Red, Air Structure Triax ’91 (original colourway) and I finally was able to get my hands on the Air Max ’90 Infrared 2010 during the past summer. I have too many pairs to name and don’t even mention what I want to get haha. My feet are my wheels and my kicks are my rims.
I don’t really fall for the exclusive pairs, I basically buy what I like as long as it has a simple and classic look. We’ll talk sneaker philosophy another time.
What can we expect from you in the years to come?
More walls, more design, more projects, more fun, more positivity.
I love Montreal but I don’t like the hate that happens in Montreal. Let’s all paint together and put Montreal on the map, TOGETHER. Don’t suppress the young talent cause they could be running things in a few years and that’s OK. Let’s get over ourselves and let’s get up every way imaginable.
On that note, big ups Mokar! Big ups my cousin Boon and Asek! Big ups Crazy Apes! AS I see you! Lokes and Spyro! Meor! And everybody whom I had the pleasure to share a wall space with and crossed paths with. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Our friend Kem5 just finish this insane piece at the Art Basel jam in Miami.
For more pics from his work make sure to follow his Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/allchrome/
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