We received this video to tell the side A and side B of the journey; the preparation and inauguration of the exposition of Rime and Roid in Los Angeles. Canvas and walls, sharing time and space from Detroit.
In the words of the film-maker Noah Banks: “Join Rime and Roids in Detroit, Michigan in July of 2011. Follow along with them painting walls and preparing work for thePerseverance art show at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Admired for their public works in spray paint. Rime and Roids translate their ideas and process, scaled down into a gallery setting.”
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No questions, he´s the guy rocking’it right now. His original characters and skills with several techniques, mostly on big walls, made ARYZ the new ‘enfant prodige’ from Barcelona and one of the names you heard the most, all around the globe. We could not miss him in our Limited Ed. Hall of Fame!
With PERSUE aka Bunny Kitty (7th Letter Crew), from San Diego, visiting Barcelona recently with Art Poesia, Duser and William – Collabo Arts, and also, with the release of his limited edition product over the next few days, we were inspired to launch this video, edited by Scar Studio, with music by Strand + Tres + Omniscient (which will be relased this Fall on Galleta Records). Sun, beach, graffiti, and some friends; what more do you need? Hope you like it.
* Respect and special thanks to Musa and Done.
The Fantastic Partner, The King of Swing, SENTO TFP (North Bronx, NYC), is an irreplaceable writer, for various reasons. He has been the one to look up to and follow for dozens of writers around the world. This fine example of a graffiti writer, in capital letters, is an authentic style maestro, versatile, dynamic, a chameleon of the very lettering which always makes him identifiable whether he writes SENT, SENTO, WERD, DAMP, DEPH, RATSO, ERB or TENTH. Always doing something related to graffiti, and always working with dedication, he has shared some of his fine moments alongside writers like CASE2, NEON, CAVS, KEY, GHOST, KET, MILK, KAMI and DELTA during different eras in his life, always representing DAMAGE INC & TFP.
And we’re taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the German publishers, ‘From Here To Fame’, and the launch of SENTO’s bibliograpy by ‘On The Run Books’, to bring him to our Montana Shops in Madrid and Barcelona. The saga continues…
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“Oscar Wilde once said: The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about at all.”
“1992 was when I discovered graffiti. A lot of things have changed since those first few years: the city, the trains, the conductors, and so many comrades from that era that just aren’t around anymore. However, if there’s one thing that that hasn’t changed, it’s been my passion for this game.”
“Graffiti is so different… just as is each and every writer. What I really respect about this whole thing, is that the universe is made up of sensations that envelope the mere concept of painting. Sensations that identify with the word “sacrifice”: getting up in the middle of the night, going to bed when the sun is coming up, or just not sleeping at all, braving the cold and being hungry, having to run until the point of vomiting, overcoming adversity, and being rewarded for brief gifts of colors thrown up on trains.”
“In my conception of graffiti, working as a team is fundamental. My clic and I aren’t looking for personal success, but success for all of us; all of our experiences enrich our lives equally: the smell of burnt rubber in the tunnels of Paris, the cold metal of Stockholm, having to make those quick dashes in Berlin, climbing through the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, or having to jump like nuts over the third rail in Amsterdam… experiences that we can’t ever go back and relive. To descend into such deep tunnels is like being close to hell, disappearing into the darkness and being chased by the police until you’re out of breath… maybe one day we’ll have to pay for all our sins… ’cause there is a fine line between ethics and our actions; we’re neither good nor bad, nor better or worse. We’re not looking for respect nor recognition, we’re simply trying to not leave the public detached. With some we are admired… others hate us… but who cares!? Speak good or bad about someone… the important thing is that they talk… and even better… that they never forget.”