Do you tell
people you meet and your family that you make "graffiti"
or do you use other words instead?
I say that I have and still make graffiti. I'm proud of the word
graffiti, and graffiti is the only artform of modern art that I
really enjoy too.
The whole movement
involves a lot of creative people on a global level nowdays. There
is so many goodlooking colorburners that are being made. Too bad
that almost nobody gets to see it except the owners of the photos.
It all gets painted over too fast. Only thing that people get to
see is street taggs and fast pieces.
be more legal graffiti walls in society - most people think it looks
good when they see that there is spendt much time, colors and effort
into a graffiti piece.
you think of graffiti as a culture in general nowdays?
That TAC wholecar
Phens and you made in 1988 was done with rollerpaint, right? That's
wholecar I've heard of done with rollerpaint, why did you use that
and was it easy to paint trains back then?
is far too much beef and wars inside the culture and it dosn't look
like it's getting any better. People should take a look at themselfs
and ask to themself "what the hell are we doing". Graff
was supposed to be an alternative to gangviolence - not the other
Haha is it really the first rollerpaint wholecar you've heard of?
Well it was all well planned out; we were to make a wholecar with
blockletters, and we just thought it would be most fast using rollerpaint.
It went very fast too..I even though it went a bit too fast hehe.
And yes it
was much easier to paint trains back then! Still Oslo Sporveier
did have a vandal squad back then too. It was Fosser and Langmoen
specially who has been working in the vandal squad since graffiti
came to Norway. Everybody knew who they were, and we recognized
them when they were out looking for writers in their suits and ties.
Haha everyone knew what they looked like. NSB didnt have any organized
security until a long time later.
Do you still hang out with writers on your sparetime?
really. The combination of that most of the oldschool has grown apart
from eachother and people don't have that much sparetime anymore.
Besides I'm also much older then the guys that are active painting
I don't know that many of todays writers I still go to jams every
now and then. I was at the Norwegian championship of breakdancing
and it rocked! I breakdance myself too every now and then on special
Do you think
that you will still be painting in 10 years from now?
I'm sure that I will still be into graffiti then, and Kazy will
still be my main name!
to your oldschool partner Phens, did he quit painting?
went to USA in 1990 and when he came back he was still painting,
but my motivation wasn't on top that year. So we kind of lost contact.
I havent talked to him since back then, but I still wonder what
he's up to nowdays. If he reads this it would be cool if he took
contact in some way or another!
Do you prefer
to paint with a sketch or freestyle?
depends pretty much, because I usually don't plan out the whole
outcome when I create something. Most often I make a basic sketch
and come up with new ideas while I'm painting, the rest goes by
usual routine and experience.
those of you that has problems with eachother try to become friends
instead. Get together united and make Oslo a colorful city!