EROK is a graffiti writer from Sydney. He is a member of BDS CREW and first got into graffiti over 10 years ago. As you can tell from his flicks he crushes a lot of steel while travelling and painting all over Australia and abroad. We caught up to find out a bit more about him and asked for his favourite five flicks.1. What got you into graffiti?
The first time I actually took notice of graffiti was at school a teacher was doing pieces in visual arts. I wasn’t in the class but used to sneak off from mine and try and check out what was going on as I was interested but kept getting sent away. Not long after I went to a hip hop gig called Wild West at St Mary’s here I seen writers like Swaze ,Spice & Skore doing pieces and I was hooked. 11 years later here we are.
2. How would you describe your style?
The devils son. If the devil had a child this is how he would write his name. Somewhere between public and wild style.
3. Do you have a good chase story?
I have several but this one always comes to mind. Me and Nesa were painting the station termo at Liverpool before the new platform, We entered a gate from the river side that was in between the last and 2nd car of a king Ridge and we decided to paint the 2 & 3rd married couple. With only highlights to go on my K we herd “OI” then about 4 transits came around from the back car I grabbed my bag and looked at Nesa to see where he was going to leg it but he ran straight at them! As he got to the gate he slammed it in there faces as he just made it through. I ran the opposite way until I could find a spot to hop out and when I did they were running towards me from the gate.
They were about 10m away from me when I took a sharp right and jumped in to the river. When I reached the other side it was silent. Then from the distance I herd a helicopter, I ran up and tucked up in a crevice under a bridge and from there saw the spotlight from the helicopter searching the banks of the river. I called Nesa to come get me but he was in my mums car racing to the next station for fliks! I waited for him to return and got home safe. Then 3 weeks later Mum got a speeding fine in the mail from him racing to get photos.
4. Looks like you've done a fair bit of travelling, can you tell us about a memorable mission?
my most memorable moment was the gentleman's club. Let’s just say 11 panels, 11 days in 5 states and all the drinking, sniffing and sleepless nights around Australia with some of the best people I’ve met. Shout out to all the boys that made that trip what is was, You know who you are!
5. What motivates you to keep painting?
I guess it’s the uncertainty of what’s next? You can take graffiti where ever you want. No one can tell you how or what to do with it. Unforgettable times with your mates,Traveling to new places. I always ask myself is it worth all the drama and stress.. the answer is no, even though It will never leave my system. It’s the only time I feel alive.
Shout out to my family the BingeDrinkerS! 637 EQT 53G MTS GH NWO and friends Aussie and world wide.
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SHUTE from KOC CREW is a graffiti writer from Canberra. He first got into graff in the mid 80's and has been hooked ever since. His style is public but with his own fresh and unique flow. Check out the Route 666 videos to catch loads of his and the crews rolling steel.We caught up to find out a bit more about him and asked for his favourite flicks.