Five For Five - ROME

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Five For Five - ROME

Five questions for five flicks 

Featured artist - ROME

ROME is a graffiti writer from Sydney. He started painting in 98 and is a member of US & SFK CREWS. Growing up on Greenline in the South West he has painted his fair share of steel and is still consistently painting tracksides and large scale murals. We caught up to find out a bit more about him and asked for his favourite five flicks.

1. What got you into graffiti?

 

My brother was into the graff game nice and early (outlaws clickers) and i just kinda followed along. They have gave it up but i have kept at it since 98.

BSP GRAFFITI INTERVIEW - ROME SFK

2. How would you describe your style?

That's a hard question... my style is pointy i guess and a bit technical at times
I try to change it up as often as I can be bothered and have always loved doing characters too.

BSP GRAFFITI INTERVIEW - ROME SFK

3. What was it like growing up as a young writer in South West Sydney?

Tough at times. Got my house raided by the pigs a couple of times for being a bit red hot back in my prime, me and the boys were pretty dedicated to hitting trains back then whether it be a termo or yard job... We had Greenline down pat.

BSP GRAFFITI INTERVIEW - ROME SFK

4. Do you have a good chase story?

I do actually, 6 or so years back me and the crew were at Flemo doing some train yard snooping and we must of got spotted in the yard at some stage.
On our way back to the car my mate started tagging a wall and out of nowhere the piglets raided us, about 5 of them. As you do we all scattered real quick, mid chase I stacked it over a chain link gate, split myself open and lost one of my shoes.

I still managed to get away and found a truck in a factory to hide under. After an hour had past I bailed over some fences and got the hell out of there. 5 hours later after walking back streets, train tracks, getting refused by taxis (because i was bleeding all over the shop) and hiding from every set of car lights coming down the road I finally made it home only to find my mates car still out the front. Unfortunately everyone got done apart from me, the piglets even painted my other mates car with paint that we left at the scene... ogdays!!

BSP GRAFFITI INTERVIEW - ROME SFK

5. What motivates you to keep painting?

Friends motivate me, fans etc... Forever trying to improve my work keeps me motivated, one thing I have learned in my time is there's always room for improvement no matter how good you are and if it's your passion then why stop.
I'll be painting till my lungs either collapse or i cant move anymore... until then stay busy.

R.I.P PREK

BSP GRAFFITI INTERVIEW - ROME SFK

 

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