In recent years Freser has become an international representative of “Robotic Funk”, a style of graffiti based on the orthodox norms of classic New York wildstyle that, amongst others, champion NCC, a select group of international writers. The time has come to ask the Valladolid writer to share three pieces from his album with us that have a special meaning for him, and to explain why in his own words. So here they are: these are the Three Aces of Freser.
“When I look back at old albums or look at my photos, in addition to observing and analyzing the piece itself, on most occasions I am able to remember what happened the day I painted it. So I’m making my selection for “Three Aces” based on this: anecdotes or other experiences that are directly or indirectly connected with my life as a graffiti writer, and that, on the other hand, show the evolution of my style over the years. As a general rule, I stop liking my pieces within 10 minutes of having painted them. But these three, as well as many others, continue to meet the level of my demands.
“I did the piece free-style, without a sketch, I wanted to recreate myself, to do something ornate, with hard connections, small details and lots of flare”
- 01.- I flew to Barcelona to spend a few days there and to attend the event of the year: the “Subway Party.” This is the first piece I painted in 2020, a year that none of us will forget. I painted it in mid-January, before the world turned upside down. Another wall I did side-by-side with the big homie Skow — who, by the way, is the person I’ve painted the most with in the last 10 years. I did the piece free-style, without a sketch, I wanted to recreate myself, to do something ornate, with hard connections, small details and lots of flare. For the fill I played with the color and the geometries of the structure I painted on. I outlined with white, and wrapped the piece in classic two-tone clouds for the background, giving it a dynamic feeling without losing strength and solidity in the general scheme. The day concluded with a solid tagging session around the city.
“In my opinion the chrome represents graffiti in its purest and wild state”
- 02.- Seeing this chrome piece takes me directly to the sweet sensation of painting in solitude on a foggy night in my city, and reminds me how important it is to be seen and keep your name alive on the streets. Twenty or thirty minutes of action, making a simple style, connecting the letters with a few classic details from my repertoire. I like this piece in chrome and black with a bit of color, in my opinion the chrome represents graffiti in its purest and wild state.
“Is important to have a good partner in graffiti”
- 03.- I wanted to show this little piece from 2008 where Cless and I decided to exchange our names for this wall. We used our favorite colors of the moment, machine green, olive and mud brown, plus chrome, and shades of blue, yellow and red. I like it because when I look at it, it makes me think about how important it is to have a good partner in graffiti and how much we’ve shared in the last 20 years. Without a doubt, 2008 is one of the years that I painted the most. It was a very productive time in which I began to feel comfortable with what I was painting, committing myself and staying true to a style; experimenting and following a logical evolution.”
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