It’s a true pleasure for us to bring back the Three Aces section with a writer as grand as Zombie. The Dua Boys member is a true expert in making letters dance on all types of passenger trains and walls.
“It could bring bad luck to have a Zombie piece on our house.“
- I have spend the last couple of weeks in Yogyakarta painting almost every day with Tylm and Sic. This one is painted on a house in North Yogya. I planed was to do Zombie piece but because many people in Indonesia are very superstitious – it could bring bad luck to have a Zombie piece on our house – I had to do another name. So did a Shine piece instead. I like the piece because the letters are very simple but the piece still looks funky. It is painted with the local Indonesian spray cans – which takes a bit of practice to get use to – but I think I did quite well with this one.
Indonesia is like a second home for me. I spend a great part of my youth here and it always feels great to go back here. When I went to Indonesia for the first time there were no graffiti at all. But over the past decade the graffiti scene has grown and many of the big cities are today as bombed as European cities. Asia is changing at such a rapid speed. It great now to be able to travel there and hang out with local writers who have the same passion for graffiti as me.
“I’m so happy I had a chance to experience the crazy days when you could find 20 writers having a yard-party on the platform on a Friday night.“
- I have to chose at least one piece from Italy. Italy has been our playground for the past 10 year. A place I go to get away from all the routines of everyday adult life. A place where I can forget about work and family-life for a little while and just paint a lot with my local friends. When I started painting in Italy it was like a culture shock for me. The locals would shake the cans 50 meters away from the yard, walk into the yard with the cans in there hands (no bags needed) and eat pizza after the action just outside the yard. But painting there also reminded me of how graffiti was in Copenhagen when I started writing. It was the same kind of unorganized approach. Graffiti did not feel like a crime – more like child’s play. It just felt really free and fun to paint there.
Sadly things are changing in Italy too. Many of the yards we painted years ago now have cameras and security. Even the Cumana line in Naples now have cameras, sensors and all night security. I’m so happy I had a chance to experience the crazy days when you could find 20 writers having a yard-party on the platform on a Friday night.
“On this action Scan painted next to me. It was great to paint with the Montreal legend before he sadly passed away. Rest in peace homie.“
- Berlin has such an intense graffiti scene and so many great writers. It’s always a good place to spend a long weekend. Painting there is almost the exactly opposite experience of doing stuff in Italy. You need to put lots of energy into it to get something done – it takes hours of checking before you can be relative sure that the spot is good. But when you sit at the station the next morning with a coffee and watch your piece run you know it’s well worth the effort.
This pieces was done with my friends from the DNS crew. I’m always amazed by their professionalism – every action is like a well planed military mission. It is such a joy hang out with them. On this action Scan painted next to me. It was great to paint with the Montreal legend before he sadly passed away. Rest in peace homie.