Interview de Sophie et Julien de la Galerie YAM

Sophie et Julien de la Galerie YAM (YoungArtistsMontmartre) à Montmartre ont invité 54 artistes afin de proposer pour cette fin d’année un jeu de carte original en faveur du Téléthon. Les œuvres originales seront exposées et vendues à la galerie. 

Tu as édité un jeu de carte en faveur du Téléthon avec 54 street-artistes, peux-tu nous dire comment t’est venue l’idée ?
Lors du premier confinement, nous voulions faire une action caritative pour l’univers médical. Nous nous sommes demandés à quelle association nous pouvions nous adresser et très vite nous avons pensé au Téléthon car nous sommes actifs pour cette association depuis plus de dix ans. Déjà, lorsque le père de Julien tenait la galerie, il donnait chaque année des œuvres à la vente aux enchères du Téléthon qui a lieu tous les ans à Montmartre par l’association Montmartre à la Une, tradition, que nous perpétuons. Nous avons donc contacté Michel Langlois, le président de l’association Montmartre à la Une, pour lui dire que nous voulions en faire plus cette année pour le Téléthon. Nous lui avons parlé de notre idée du « jeu de cartes du street art » vendu entièrement au profit du Téléthon. L’idée l’a emballé, puis nous avons contacté l’afmtéléthon qui a adoré cette idée aussi et c’est ainsi que le projet a été lancé.

Comment as-tu choisi les artistes de ce projet ? 
Nous avons créé le Young Artists Montmartre ( YAM ), il y a trois ans pour mettre en avant la jeune création française. Cette idée a germé lors de notre rencontre avec Jaëraymie grâce à un ami commun, Romain Nouat, président du journal « Le chat noir ». Et donc dès le début de cette nouvelle aventure pour nous (nous avons également notre galerie historique, la galerie Roussard ) nous exposons des street artistes. Plusieurs d’entre eux sont d’ailleurs sous contrat avec nous. C’est ainsi que l’on s’est spécialisé dans l’art urbain. On a contacté la vingtaine d’artistes avec lesquels nous avons l’habitude de travailler puis des artistes que nous ne connaissions pas encore mais dont le travail nous interpelait depuis longtemps. Le but était de réunir un panorama du street art actuel montrant la grande diversité des techniques et des styles qu’il réunit. Nous pensons que, bien que le street art se démocratise énormément, il reste encore assez méconnu du grand public, et que ce jeu de cartes, un objet peu cher et populaire, peut le faire découvrir et apprécier du plus grand nombre.

Où peut-on trouver ce jeu de cartes ?
En raison du second confinement, le jeu de cartes n’est pour l’instant disponible qu’en ligne sur notre site d’art: www.frenchartcollection.com . Dès que nous pourrons rouvrir, il sera disponible dans nos deux galeries, puis dans des commerces de Montmartre.

As-tu d’autres projets à venir ?
C’était tellement enthousiasmant de monter ce projet, touchant de voir les programmes médicaux engagés par le Téléthon, les familles et les enfants qui en profitent, et nous nous sommes tellement bien entendus avec les bénévoles du Téléthon que nous allons continuer à organiser un bel évènement chaque année pour cette association.

Interview de Kurt (Russe)

Открывая Киев вместе с Куртом

Чтобы развеяться после этого лета, давайте двинем в Киев и познакомимся с творчеством Курта, художника, который за последнее десятилетие сделал множество работ на стенах и крышах этого города.

Что означает твой тег?

Я ребенок девяностых – десятилетия, которое прошло под музыку «Нирваны», плюс я часто встречал это имя в разных фильмах. Оно казалось мне странным и в то же время забавным.

Расскажи, как ты пришел к творчеству?

Я долгое время жил в маленьком провинциальном городке, где у меня едва ли была возможность как-то выразить себя в качестве художника. Граффити-культурой я заинтересовался благодаря друзьям. Я попробовал, меня это зацепило, и вот теперь я здесь.

Почему выбрал именно такую форму самовыражения?

Осознание граффити как творчества пришло ко мне только спустя лет девять активной деятельности. До этого я воспринимал граффити скорее как экстрим или приключения, но точно не как искусство. Когда я начал заниматься граффити как серьезной формой самовыражения, я стал намного обдуманнее относиться к тому, что и как я хочу создать. Я стал тратить кучу времени и энергии на, скажем так, «пре-продакшн» своих работ, чтобы найти подходящее место, придумать композиционное и цветовое решение. Если получилось воплотить задуманное – получаю от этого чисто ментальное удовлетворение.

Ты учился рисованию перед тем как заняться граффити?

Нет. Впрочем, так получилось, что изучать академический рисунок и заниматься граффити я стал практически в одно время, и академка, естественно, влияла на меня, углубляла понимание того, что есть искусство в более широком контексте.

Как ты определяешь свой стиль?

Сложно сказать. Я вдохновляюсь разными стилями и стараюсь не замыкаться в рамках каких-то конкретных визуальных форм. Не хочу посвящать себя чему-то ограниченному. В своем арте я пытаюсь, кроме прочего, использовать и элементы живописи, органично соединить их со шрифтом и локацией. Наверное, это можно назвать определяющими характеристиками моего стиля.

Что тебя вдохновляет на эту стилистику?

Музыка – назовем это топливом для моего творчества. Также большое влияние на меня оказали олдскульное немецкое граффити, японская живопись, современные граффити-команды из Парижа, синтвейв, и масса других штук, в которых я чувствую вайб, отвечающий моей эстетике.

Как определить, что такое крутой стиль?

Исходя из моего понимания граффити и его стилей, это – безграничная сфера для самовыражения, открытая для каких угодно влияний. Эти влияния могут приходить из цифрового арта, различных практик современного искусства, из дизайна. Граффити только начинает развиваться как серьезная форма искусства, и соответственно, начинает становиться все более сложным и разнообразным. Художники перестают ограничивать себя только созданием, например, муралов, они начинают исследовать другие форматы. Что касается стиля, по моему мнению, крутой стиль – это любой стиль, способный застрять у тебя в голове надолго.

Можно ли сказать, что твой город или страна обладают каким-то общим и особым стилем?

Я бы сказал, что обладала – и общим, и особым. Украинская граффити-сцена была такой до 2010-х, самые яркие ее представители – Frost, Nam2, Glugk, Piar. Сейчас же сложно выделить какой-то единый визуальный тренд в украинском граффити. Возможно, время покажет. Сейчас я вижу только разрозненные группы по-своему интересных и уникальных художников, между которыми едва ли можно найти коннект в плане стиля.

Расскажи, как граффити пришло в твой родной город?

Я переехал в Киев из маленького городка, и именно в Киеве стал активно рисовать и знакомиться с другими художниками. Тогда в уже было довольно большое граффити-коммьюнити, больше, чем сейчас. Так что, я бы сказал, это не граффити пришло в мой город, а я сам пришел в город, где оно уже было.

Кто были первыми граффити-художниками в Киеве?

 Вряд ли можно четко ответить на этот вопрос. Граффити начало становиться популярным в Украине в конце 80-х – начале 90-х, в те же времена, когда популярность среди молодежи набирали рэп, альтернативный рок, брейкданс и зарубежное кино, в основном американское. Конец холодной войны, падение «железного занавеса», одним словом. Пионеры киевской граффити-сцены – это поколение без имен.

Как люди и власти относятся к граффити в Киеве и в Украине в целом?

У большинства людей негативное отношение. В первую очередь, у старшего поколения, у людей, воспитанных в СССР и долгое время не видевших ничего кроме серых панелек с советской пропагандой на стенах. Так что большинство не считает граффити искусством – в лучшем случае, просто разноцветной мазаниной.

Как ты вообще относишься к своему городу и стране?

Я люблю свою страну – здесь зашкаливающая концентрация умных и талантливых людей. Я думаю, что мир только начинает открывать для себя Украину, а Украина только начинает по-настоящему избавляться от паршивой советской и постсоветской ментальности.

Можно ли сказать, что граффити – это своеобразная форма демократии?

Если мы возьмем сам термин «прямая демократия», то увидим, что поведение граффити-художников подпадает под это определение только в Википедии. Строго говоря, в мире вообще нет абсолютно демократических структур. Граффити – это скорее анархизм, где каждый играет по своим правилам. Кто-то делает только легальные стены. Кто-то делает поезда, метро и т.д. Кто-то просто тегает без какого-либо смысла. И во многих случаях все эти художники и команды слабо связаны друг с другом, да и не стремятся к тесной коммуникации. Классический украинский анархизм в духе Нестора Махно.

Если искусство создает мир и сама жизнь подражает искусству больше, чем искусство подражает жизни, какой вклад в создание мира ты делаешь своим творчеством?

Если я правильно понимаю вопрос… я не думаю, что искусство действительно создает мир и жизнь подражает искусству. Как по мне, жизнь – это улица с двусторонним движением, на которой постоянно что-то происходит. И происходит под влиянием целой кучи факторов, куда более мощных, чем искусство – я имею ввиду политику, экономику, социальную ситуацию. Я не пытаюсь сознательно влиять на окружающую жизнь, «создавать мир» – он создается и без меня. Я просто оставляю на нем свои следы. Если это как-то влияет на ход событий – окей, но это не специально.

Как думаешь, полезна ли «хромотерапия» для городов, в которых доминирующий цвет – серый?

Во многих украинских городах власти в итоге пришли к идее сделать городское пространство более красочным и пестрым – имею ввиду в первую очередь районы с советской застройкой, с тысячами монотонных серых высоток. Это и правда оживляет такие жилые массивы. Так что, мой ответ – естественно, да. Я поддерживаю такую «хромотерапию».

Что бы ты сказал в завершение?

Я рад, что когда-то увлекся граффити. Оно изменило мою жизнь, и без него я был бы совсем другим человеком. Благодаря граффити я встретил огромное количество интересных людей, разделяющих мое увлечение, обменивался с ними идеями и опытом, проживал множество ярких моментов – как приятных, так и не очень. Жизнь это приключение, и только от тебя зависит, каким оно будет – сложным или легким.

Meeting with Nawty from Sydney

We will not refuse a trip to the Syndey side with Nawty, and if you subscribe to her Instagram, you will really discover more of her. We wanted to know about this particular writer, she paints trains and between two photos of tags sharing on her Instagram also her lifestyle. Have a nice trip.

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Hello Nawty, can you tell us more about you?

Hey! Thanks for having me!  My names Jordy (short for my name), I’m 27 years old. I’ve grown up in Sydney Australia all my life. I left school in year 10. The week after I finished school I got offered a Scholarship to pursue my dream for a Beauty Therapy & Makeup diploma. Throughout my 11 years I Managed Day Spas, Laser clinics and was even privileged to Manage for Christian Dior for 4 years and travelled internationally.  I still had my passion for beauty, but after 11 years I felt I had achieved what I wanted so I decided to work for another amazing Luxury Brand which I can’t disclose, and I have been Managing for them for 2 years now. 

It’s surprising, you work for luxury during the day and some evenings you will paint illegally. How long have you been writing?

I started writing in 2011, my first word was JREOW, a nickname I had, haha I still cringe over it to this day. Horrible letters and just couldn’t flow them. So I changed my word to NAWTE/NAWTY in 2013, got the idea off my Mum, she would call me “naughty” still to this day haha.  

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Did you draw before designing letters?

Yeah! Characters, drawing and art was what I was into before graffiti. I studied art in Highschool and was always into it as a hobby most of my life. 

Can you explain to us to choose writing as a means of expression?

I’ve been through a lot throughout my life and I find it as way to express my feelings .  There is a quote from one of my favourite Australian Hip Hop Artists songs that explains this perfectly for me:  “ We don’t wanna be forgotten, it’s why we write our stories on the walls of our city’s” – Horrorshow 

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On your private Instagram, you can also see your life style in addition to your paintings, where often writers prefer to keep their privacy, can you explain this choice?

Graffiti as a subculture is more than just the craft, it’s a lifestyle and Graffiti and the culture is richer because of the diversity of its participants, it separates it from other art genres because of it, and the craft if graffiti is a reflection of the lived experience from writers and what makes then who they are, and that’s what translates into their styles and work.

Also we can see that you look like a doll, it contrasts a lot with the image of the writers that we can have, do you consider that you bring your feminine universe in a very masculine environment?

I’m proud of my identity as a woman, especially as an overtly feminine woman in the context of graffiti, from how I’ve been treated for the most part, I don’t feel men within the scene are threatened by me in regards to my graffiti style and participation, but that’s not to say there aren’t men who sexualize me and see me as sex object, but I’d honestly say for whatever reason it’s other women who’ve had more objection to my role in the graffiti scene rather than men. Women would be the ones to comment more on my appearance as an insult than men, which I see as these women have their own personal issues. 

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Thank you for this interview Nawty, find her Instagram here: Nawty

Demos

We met Demos, coming from Kazan and living in St Perterbourg for 4 years. At 25, he started writing in 2006 and had never tried writing before, discover what he made him paint.

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Hello demos, can you tell us how you discovered the writing?
It became interesting for me to draw for a long time, complicate the forms and use many colors. I want to travel, go to festivals and paint there) Bomb and tag on the street, of course, I’m not going to quit, but I put writing in priority

What is your motivations for choice the writing?
I am motivated and inspired by artists from Europe like as Omouk, Debza, Riot1394, JBCB Crew, Moar, 187 crew hamburg. I like European graffiti style, I don’t like Russian graffiti, because in Russia, I still don’t have my own recognizable style. Of course, in Russia there are very cool writers who I really like. TAD Crew, Rasko, Humor, Frou One, Bozik, Inor (Beda crew) , 158 Crew. 

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Do you think we can talk about a really personal style in each country?  Finally the democratization of means of transportation, media, communication, we could better circumscribe specific cultural areas, I think the Der blue reiter in German, the Peredvizhniki in Russia, the Surrealists in France for example, is this still possible now?

Yes, I believe that each country has its own style in graffiti, if they show me the work of graffiti artist from France or Germany, I understand who it is. But if you look at the drawings from Russia, it will be difficult to answer because many things in Russia are inspired by the style from Europe.

The Russia is not in Europe  ? 

No. And never will be. Russia is a terrible country). Government, laws, low living standards, people are getting poorer, corruption, the quality of medicine and education at a terrible level. 80% of my friends and acquaintances want to leave the country, including myself. I plan to leave the country within 5 years and never return to it again. in Russia you can’t even calmly drink beer on the street, the police will fine you for 10 euros and they can take you to the police station. For 1 gram of grass we can put in jail for 3 years. It’s funny…

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And do you think if one day a more « democratic » regime would be applied in Russia that we could once again include it as a half-European, half-Asian territory?
I don’t know. I think we will find out after 4.5 years, when they will choose a new president). We all really hope that he will leave, and that he will be a good man. But this is likely to never happen.)) I hope I will live somewhere in Germany or France and I will not care anymore, haha))

You speak one european style but is inspired by the USA. The writing arrived around 83/84 in West Europe, it already existed since about 1966 in the USA. Perhaps we have appropriated elements of writing from the states and mixed with elements more specific to our culture? Especially since before 2000 (which corresponds to the democratization of the internet) there were only a few books, magazines, videos and we could more circumscribe the culture within a country.

Yes . If some sources of graffiti got into our fear 10 years earlier, then our country would be at a level higher than now. Unfortunately, this culture came to us very late. But now graffiti is starting to start in Russia, despite the crisis, the price of paint, and low salaries.

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How the writing appeared in russia?

In Russia, the history of graffiti began in 1985, together with a breakdancing fashion. Vadim Krys (Riga) – artist from the first wave of Soviet graffiti writers, creator of the first documented graffiti in the USSR. Rus Crew ( https://www.facebook.com/ruscrue/ ) is one of the first Moscow graffiti teams. Make, Tek, Kamar, and Se began working together in 1999. Later they were joined by Basket, Chub and Worm. In 2001, they held the first graffiti exhibition in the gallery on Solyanka, in 2004 painted the first large facade in Russia on the central square in Beslan, and in 2006 they took part in organizing the first graffiti festival at the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art.

Why the first crew appears in 1999?

From the 1980s to the mid-1990s, graffiti in Russia is episodic in nature and only by the end of the 1990s becomes mass. This is due to access to information that began to arrive like an avalanche with the popularization of the Internet, as well as using graffiti for the show market and commercial purposes (advertising on TV and in magazines).

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You said they are no style particular style in Russia, how do you think a typical Russian style could be developed? And how would it be?

It is difficult. Because everyone in the Russian style has something from Europe, everything is mixed)

Speaking of a typically Russian identity, many Russian writers favor the use of Latin rather than Cyrillic letters. Why do you think?
I don’t know, because probably the Latin alphabet is more understandable to other people than the Cyrillic alphabet. For a long time I wrote only in Cyrillic, but foreigners didn’t understand what I was writing, and I began to write in both Latin and Cyrillic letters. Cyrillic is actually interesting, the letters are more difficult).

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Some artists, such as kandinsky could dream of an international painting movement, perhaps the writing is the concretization of several centuries of research in art. English is the international language to facilitate exchanges (especially science articles). So can we really want a country-specific painting style or continue to create a style that feeds on each country?

Each country used to have its own style. But when the Internet appeared, everything began to mix up. I think it would be cool to have a recognizable style of your country)

This question is posed by Jean Clair (a french author) in his book the reponsibility of the artist. The question is whether we must keep localities (cultural elements specific to each country) or whether we must all globalize. Do not we get lost in a question of form, when finally the real question would be if we had to globalize everything would it be based on the democratic principles such as the liberalism define them or should we not to forge an international culture based on a political hedonism capable of satisfying everyone and not based on exploitation of life?
Yes, I believe that people should promote their international culture only at their request, not everyone can like it.

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For you what are the differences between europeen writing and russian writing?
I think in Europe people are more serious about graffiti, in our country, the ugli (anti style) style is very popular. People don’t seem to want to learn to paint beautifully and accurately. 

I don’t think that when I watch  Rasko, TGK, Magic, Cosek, Bunt, Dirty, Trunskee, Adel, I felt like there was a real quest for style, originality, well calibrated letters, swing … But he’s now admitted in painting to be able to do things of this type without this being objectionable, it comes within the framework of an artistic research as formal as aesthetic. What do you think this kind of style can bring to writing? in the world ?
Rasko, Trun , Cozek  this is these are very technical writers. The rest are not interesting to me.  I think not, it will soon bother everyone, and everything will start in a new way, the style of the 90s will return and everything will go in a new way.

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Can’t we imagine a progression rather than a return to the back?

I just see that at the moment everything is going back. Of course I want progress like so many.

How do you explain this propensity to no longer bring something new so that we are reduced to sampler in the past. Is it the creation of new ideas, ideologies, can destabilize the current order, and it is therefore in his interest to sclerose the creation to keep his positions? does not it create an anti-culture that ultimately allows it to remain stable, just gives the illusion of disturbing without really worrying it? If it is assumed that creation can renew or better bring new things both culturally and economically.

In fact, I want people to come up with something new in graffiti. It’s just that recently, when someone comes up with a new technique or some style, others try to copy it and do something similar than to come up with something new …. this is a difficult question for me.

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Is it not to copy on his contemporaries that one can in old pots according to you?

I believe that everything was invented before us) we all change it in our own way.

And you how you define your style?
For a long time I was engaged only in bombing. The last 4 years I have probably painted in some kind of acidic style, if you can call it that. Now I’m working on something new, I want to do it simply, accurately and add characters. I always wanted to learn how to draw characters).

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What can you say about the acidic style? Since when does it exist? Who makes it? how can we recognize it?
I always thought the acid style was somehow related to drugs))) here the Riot 1394 from Berlin seems to me very suitable for such a style. But in fact, it seems to me that this is simply an expression among graffiti culture. I think there is no such style, we ourselves came up with such a name.

Who make this style again?

Riot 1394, Syhis, Frou (ИСК Crew), Nychos. 

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How is this new style?
I’m tired of the style of my letters. I am constantly experimenting, and I will do it until I find what I like

What are you looking for when you draw?

New forms of letters, probably) when I sit down to draw, I turn on the music and somehow everything starts to appear.

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What kind of music?

I have been listening to hip hop since childhood. Since 2005, they gave me a cassette with Eminem, and it all started) Recently, I listen to a lot of German (187 strassenbande, UFO361, Kontra K, Bushido) and French rap (NTM Supreme, Moha La Squale, Alonzo, Niska). I always listened only to American hip hop, but in recent years I have become interested in these two countries, and I liked their music.

What kind of support you prefer (trains, walls, street, plane…) ?

All :), if we are talking about drawing, then you need to draw wherever you want, whether it’s a wall, train or plane. Why not?!) 

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Have you a word for end?
Thank you for this interview, I was glad to talk) to all peace and good, yo!

Meeting with Burs and Bozik from Russia

We met Burs and Bozik from Russia the last year, they were in Paris to prepare an exhibition.

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Can you explain what you make exactly? Letters, characters…?

Burs: I write letters. This may be my name or Vice versa. Now I began to write different phrases. Mostly I write things that inspire me. Sometimes I create them myself. Sometimes, somewhere, hear them, and understand the sentence. I want to write on the wall. Recently on the street wrote the sentence: « Do what you love ».

Bozik: I draw everything. From tags and stickers to large murals. I like to draw sacred geometry, I like to draw animals and I like to draw a letter and fonts.

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You are in same crew, can you tell us more about?
Burs: we came up with the team « good » with my friend Anton . Back in 2011 . We wanted to create a team of unique and original people . This team was created to do good for people . But after a while I realized that we inspire many people to work and people talking with us , began to engage in any kind of creativity . This is good . One of the only salvation of man lies through creativity ,Creativity makes man free , through the process of creativity man is tuned to positive vibrations . Creativity is changing and expanding human consciousness . Man develops through creativity . That’s what we understand . And that’s what the team strives for « good » – to develop .

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How long have you known each other?
Bozik : We met live 2 months ago, but I was familiar with the work of Bursone and his team for a long time. I always liked what they did.
Bursone : I met bozik 2 months ago, in his hometown of Kazan, at the combination festival. I felt a good vibe when I met him. After getting acquainted with a lot of drawing on the street, and I realized that we are very similar to him.

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What are these similarities?
Burs: we are close in spirit people – to put it briefly .
Bozik: We are very similar in that we are both in a positive mood. For a long time I did not write my name on the street, I wrote the word Love in English and Russian (ЛЮБОВЬ). Roman and his team have long been writing the word ДОБРО (Good, kindness). And it’s almost the same thing. Love and Good are inseparable. Therefore we are united.

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When did you start drawing?
Burs : I started drawing graffiti in 2004. I’ve been drawing for 13 years and there have been breaks in my creative work related to the understanding of my art. I have experimented a lot in my search for my forms. But I’m still looking for more and more forms of letters. This is the process where you are constantly developing your style.
Bozik : graffiti started to draw in 2001, but then I did not draw much, and I had a long break, then I started drawing in 2011 and still draw every day.

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Why make pause, how many time, and what did you do?
Bozik: I had a break in drawing. I have not painted on the street for about seven -eight years. At this time, I painted on paper and painted canvas. I painted a lot of abstract and surrealistic paintings. I experimented a lot and gradually came to the point that I began to draw with dots. I really liked it. When I started to draw graffiti again – the first drawing after the break I drew. I really liked it and for many years I drew only dots.

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How did you start drawing?
Burs : I was inspired by 1 person from my area to draw graffiti. This is Pacer tad in 2004?. The first time I met graffiti when I saw his work. They inspired me very much.
Bozik : I started drawing as a child, drawing trucks, motorcycles and ninja turtles. Graffiti began to draw with the appearance of a musical CD Rap-music 2000, it was a powerful collection of Russian rap. My first piece I drew from the cover of this album.

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Why?
Bursone : After my inspiration, I ran to the shop for spray paint. And when I first tried drawing, I really liked the feeling of drawing. I liked my vibrations while drawing. can you describe these vibrations? I can say that I didn’t feel so good before I met graffiti.
Bozik : I’ve always liked the drawing process itself. I like the state of the art while drawing. When I draw, I forget everything. Time disappears. I feel calm when I draw on canvas and I feel invigorated when I draw illegally.

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What kind of studies did you do?
Burs: I did not conduct classes , I drew if it was required by my soul . And if I wanted to do something to Express through
Bozik: I studied at high school and the oil technical university.

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How did you study drawing?
Bursone : This is a personal process and everyone has their own. I wanted to achieve interesting forms of graffiti, good combinations of colors. I didn’t do it all at once, sometimes I was upset that I couldn’t do it. But after a day I ran back to the shop for paint to make my drawings even better. After 5 years of drawing, I saw my development. I had no talent for drawing. I don’t need it. The main thing is to love my business. That’s what I realized.
Bozik : I haven’t specially studied drawing anywhere. I constantly painted on the rear ports at the school institute. And I did not like to study and therefore always painted. I received all the basic drawing training while standing against the wall. He learned to draw people and animals not on paper but on the wall. In general, when I started drawing graffiti, I always bought paint and spent all the money on it. I drew little sketches but drew a lot on the walls. This is probably why I have a lot of bad fonts and drawings. I always try new techniques to apply it outside.

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Do you draw only for an exhibition or draw something else?
Bursone : I draw mostly on the street, I like that passers-by can see the art of different artists on the street. It’s an open-air gallery. Isn’t it beautiful?  I have always painted only on the street, in illegal places. I drew on the roofs of St. Petersburg, in the city where I live for 10 years. I drew on everything I can imagine. This is my first exhibition, I want to thank the owner of the gallery « in Art we trust » Jonas, for this opportunity. I am very pleased with this opportunity.
Bozik : We make paintings for the exhibition, but most of all I paint on the street. 90% of what I paint is illegal work on the street. I think it’s the best exhibition ever. In my own city, I have been drawing on the street for many years for another name so that the police wouldn’t find me.

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Why want to show art to passers-by?
Burs: Because art is a holiday of the soul, and when you have a holiday , you want to share it . People like to see art . They are charged , they are inspired to new thoughts on new ideas .
Bozik: Streetart and graffiti is a very convenient creation to show it to a casual spectator. These people may never go to the gallery, but they will see our drawings on the streets. It can inspire a new generation to create something good.

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Do they really want to?
Burs: I can’t answer that question . I do not know. Sometimes they are unhappy with what they saw creativity . But who knows, maybe he should be unhappy . And the other on the contrary will be inspired by the drawing on the street , and will become an outstanding artist .
Bozik: I don’t know if passers-by need this. Like it or not. Always someone likes someone doesn’t like it. But something inside me tells me that I can make some places even better. I can decorate them).

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How is the legislation in Russia about tags?
Burs: In Russia it’s very simple . If you tag and you get caught, the fine is 8 euros , and you’re free
Bozik: In Russia, if you are caught for a tag on an ordinary building or fence, then you will be taken to a police station, you may sit in jail until morning, then they will write you a fine of 500-1500 rubles (8-20 euros) and let them go home. But if you draw on historical buildings and monuments, they will first write a huge fine and in some cases they can put you in jail for vandalism.

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How is the reaction of people?
Burs: In most cases there is no reaction . All people are in the matrix of their problems and things that they need to have time to do . They don’t have time before you, before you paint. I always wonder about that. But on the other hand, I don’t do anything criminal , I just draw .
Bozik: Everyone thinks differently. some people like and some don’t. In Russia you can hit if you draw or try to detain to call the police. But more often yell on you. Few people say positive things.

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Have u word for end?
We would like to thank the whole family and friends for supporting us. we thank everyone with whom we painted and will paint! We love everyone and everything! we feel that we are all one. our game is beautiful. our illusion is wonderful. life is a joy! Thank you.