|Tare in France 2000
|Tare & Hoax at
Rock The Spot 2002
|With Tes & Neks at
Rock The Spot 2001
|Tare & Can2 in Asker
main thing you try to accomplish with graff?
guess I try mainly to express what I'm feeling. Being able to create
a place for myself in society, notably in the graff society. Make
myself known and recognized. Graffiti is basically a big ego trip
I think. I'm an insecure shy person who needs this kind of reassurance!
usually satisfied with what you create?
hehe, if you ask anybody who paints with me, you'll know that I'm
always dissing my own pieces, because I know that I can do better.
There will always be a problem, some sort of mistake in my pieces.
I guess you could say that I'm a perfectionist, never accepting
my styles as good enough. Like I say, there will always be a bigger
better badder writer than you on this earth!
time do you normally get out of bed?
well, since I work as a dish washer in this restaurant late at night,
I usually stay up and don't go to bed until like 4 or 5 in the morning.
So naturally I get up late, sometimes as late as 3 pm. That's just
the sick routine I've fallen into. But actually I love getting up
early, and walking around when nobody is in the streets, like just
kickin' it you know? The early bird gets the worm.
the effect of magazines, videos and internet.
am very much into the internet, having created many websites for
myself and others. I love that media actually. It's very easy to
use and you get your shit out to so many people, cultures, and societies
around the world. I prefer not looking at mags, they just depress
me as I see how many people simply burn me to bits by the strength
of their styles! Videos are cool to get you motivated to get off
the couch and grab a can. The web is def my favorite media though!
reason for writing still the same as when you started?
think so, yes; I wanted to express myself, touch people, make myself
seen and "heard"; I was always a shy kid, who used to
stutter alot, and no good at sports at all; graff was to be one
of the only true ways I found to express my feelings (I also love
writing, as in writing poetry etc...) I also of course love the
colors, the flow of the letters, the styles I give to the letters,
and the general expression of my personal graff vision... My extra
motivation now is my clothing and internet projects, with video
clips, pieces, sketches, animations, and step by step plans... I
want to show the most people possible the tarestyles "experience"...
Get through to people, have them say "hey thats not so bad...
it has some flow..." Well, anyway, you know what I mean right?...
travelled so much around the world, what city do you like best and
what brand of paint do you prefer?
really liked Copenhagen, where I painted and chilled, along with
FEBER from Oslo; beautiful city, with SO many crazy people, a city
that TRULY never sleeps! Strasbourg, my home city, violent and fucked
up as it is, is where my heart lays, with most of my friends still
living there; also NY, really liked that city, and the vibes I caught
from it... I prefer Montana usually; covers best, phat colors, and
accepts most caps... Belton is good too though, especially for details
and cleanliness. I used to use Krylon alot too, but that can is
like water! :-)
your favorite graffiti spot, and what is the best happening memory
I paint A LOT in Tes' Hall Of Fame, which is closest to where I
live. But the nicest spot was in this beautiful park in Kristiansand,
for the jam Rock The Spot 2001: the sun, the blue sky; the magnificent,
practically surreal surroundings I was painting in... It was truly
quite magic, one of my best memories. Also the first jam I went
to in Kristiansand, with Tes and Hoax "Jam For Faen".
It was so dope! Really had a fun time, painting, chilling, drinking...
are your favorites?
say my main dogs: Tes, Hoax, and Feber. And of course Neks, Bewer,
Pigs crew, Kars and Anus. My
favorite are the ones who are my real friends, and the cats I chill
with... they know who they are! Word.