I got the chance of do a wall at the BBBOY BBQ event, going down at Mozarts Plads, Copenhagen.
It had all the 4 elements of hip hop culture: graffiti, mc´ing, dj´ing and danc´ing;-)
It was a last minute call for me, but had prepared a sorta sketch. Even though my sketch was on a vertical line, I should push out the letters for the typical way of doing pieces. It was Montana Gold, and we, as the writers, could have 30 cans of paint.. In my book, in my experience, thats like 3 whole pieces… but I had never painted with Montana before so for me and my style of doing walls, the paint was a bit too thin..
I started sketching up the piece. This time around almost making a proper sketch in one colour, before starting the filling part.
Hours passed, and I was working my way in and out of the letters. Keeping white negative spaces as a active colour, and keeping straight lines where they should be…
During the day, I barely left the wall, totally absorbed in it, only spending like 1 1/2 minute for a Kebab, but thank you ALL that came by, asked questions, gave feeback and encouragement, and nodded headz…., and props from SRG (ROME+WER) plus others.
My styles was/is different from what else was there, and some named it new-school, next-level, abstract, old-school, but personally I just ran out of time…and didnt do any filling or white lines. Some thought that it needed outline, others didnt, but I am satisfied that I didnt venture out into the “cannotgoback”-land, using BLACK to sharpen it up…Y´know what I mean
I finished my painting around 20-21 hours, 9 hours after the first dot of spray paint.
Met a lot of nice guys like Debs (Dr. D), Dixone + Mester from TPN crew, Name+Jies from 3DE production, Kets/Bomr/Kets?/FSC and Gore from Sweden and of course a bit shout to JuseOne for arranging this whole event and giving me the chance to rock a wall.
I am warming up for the next piece taking these days at Galore, where 2,20 x 5 mtrs, are mine to fill out. I am gonna write “husk at glemme” remember to forget, and make the two M´s like an open book, and a closed book. You will see the pictures later..
First the ones from saturdays event.
Also: A lot asked: “what do you write?”, meaning what is my graf name, but I answered: “This time around I write GNOSIS, but I write different things everytime, and dont think too much about the value of a name. Thats just me I guess.
This piece have a minor g, right hand upper corner, an N down right corner, then O the yellow/pinkie part, and then an S (or several of them..) leading up to pyramid I, and the last S upper left corner.
In retrospect; also a shout out for AskewOne for subliminal inspiration.
I know that the picture above is only possible, if you tilt your head, but the colours look so much better this way.
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