We had a chat about some of the more commercial street art and graff, personally I don’t really care how commercial or non commercial stuff is. My own opinion doesn’t go far anymore with the overall scene, I am too busy with my own stuff to care and it is what it is. There was some Red Bull wall that was a bit naf, I am like whatever I personally would have done it to get the money. The funny part is Red Bull is out of my league anyway. My overall opinion was that some people can and will do the work because it comes with the territory and as I said I don’t have anything against purely commercial work it beats flipping burgers. Zap doesn’t dig it, I respect that but the wall is done the people are paid, Red Bull gets some street cred and life goes on. I do get some commercial work and it is rewarding because it gets you out of your comfort zone and makes you get into the clients shoes. Sometimes art can be for a client and it has other rewards besides being true to your own vision. You can keep it separate which is how I like to work it. Lately most of my work has been eye candy rather than purely art, I don’t mind the reaction has been positive overall and for the first time I am comfortable with that. I feel that I am open to making my work popular than a specialist obscure art. I have a piece coming up in the next few weeks which will be a real graff piece with bboy characters and the like, I almost feel like I might not even bother and just do a brightly coloured portrait. We will just have to see what happens.
Just talking to Zap