What did you learn about yourself and your art that you’ll take forward?
Before I wasn’t getting political with my artwork but it’s made me think about doing more art that’s about the current subject. I like to relate to the time and it’s all about being versatile as an artist. Also, years ago I realised that with street art, nothing lasts forever, nothing in life lasts forever, and when I do my art, some people vandalise it or spray paint and ruin it, but I just go back and keep painting it again and again. I used to get annoyed at the fact that my work’s not lasting but like I said, it doesn’t last forever and you’ve just got to enjoy it while you’re doing it. If you go to a club all night, that’s about 8 hours but I like to spend 8 hours painting. 8 hours of fun. At the club you have photos and memories and for me, it’s the same with the paint. Then it’s on to the next piece. It’s all about constantly moving on to the next piece. One after the other.
What are your plans for now and the long-term future?
Keep on making street art, find new walls, currently doing a UK tour as well, so I guess it’s all about spreading the art love, spreading street art throughout the UK. I like to keep my art organic, raw and that’s what it’s about. Rough, ready and raw. It’s also about maintenance. You live your life and you get to a certain level, but you need to maintain that level. People think ‘I’m there now and I can just chill now’ but nah mate, you’re there now, you need to maintain that. If you’re a UFC fighting champion, you’ve got the belt, you need to keep that belt but you know that one day someone is going to take your place and take that belt. It’s similar with art, but with art it’s less competitive. What I like about doing art is, you become your own king, your own star, no one can touch you. It’s a non-competitive thing.
Is it important for you to have creative freedom?
As human beings, we need freedom to express ourselves, to open ourselves and I think art is a good example of that. Art is like a soul-cleanser, you do art and you feel content. The art sets you free and it’s a release of what’s inside you. If you paint rainbows, you paint rainbows, if you paint dogs, you paint dogs, if that’s your thing, you do that! That’s the source of the freedom there, doing what you want to do because you feel like doing it, not because someone says you should.