A member of the FD crew and based in Marseille, Alfe is one of the writers who make up the spearhead of the new French avant-garde graffiti movement. His style, halfway between old school French wildstyle and pictorial abstraction, has an impressive aesthetic force. Giving him a Three Aces seemed like an excellent idea to delve a bit deeper into the foundations of his graffiti. Not to be missed.
“It was the end of the first confinement and I needed to let off steam.”
- I found this spot while I was riding my bike. It’s a small park visible from the street in Marseille. I had prepared my color scheme and thought about this 3d copper and chrome. The rest was improvised. I try to look for shapes and originality in my way of painting. I remember having fun, I saturated at the end with these chrome spots to occupy the space. It was the end of the first confinement and I needed to let off steam.
“I prefer to do my pieces in an hour more or less.”
- It’s rather rare that I take so long to do graffiti because generally I prefer to do my pieces in an hour more or less. That’s why it’s so rare for me to do a big piece like this on a legal wall. After a simple lettering base, I added black shapes with the astro cap, in order to make my graffiti more illegible. I wanted a fairly small range of colors so as not to overwhelm the whole, so I’m pretty happy with this piece.
“Usually I pick a phrase or word to illustrate these abstractions.”
- On the wagons, I like that old-school freestyle vibe à la Futura 2000. Usually I pick a phrase or word to illustrate these abstractions. This time it was a funk track by Martha & The Vandellas ~ Nowhere To Run that I had heard shortly before on the radio.