Five For Five - SKOS

Five For Five - SKOS

Five questions for five flicks 

Featured artist - SKOS

SKOS TKP TCB is a graffiti writer from Canberra. He started painting in the 90's and was extremely active in Melbourne painting countless panels e2e's and whole cars, If you've watched any of the Transit TV movies then you would know whats up. We caught up to find out a bit more about him and asked for his favourite five flicks.

1. what got you into graffiti?


I guess looking at hype mags my older brother had bought and copying stuff out of there, also in Canberra there wasn't any train lines so seeing Seth and Shute pieces around helped. I liked the bombing side of things. I was painting pieces before I could tag.


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2. How would you describe your style and who were your influences?


My style is public funky Sydney New York kinda style. My main influences were Ruben,Disk & Rkoe TCB.


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3. Could you tell us about a memorable mission good or bad while out painting?


In New York, we had already done 4 panels and a wholecar each when we met up with How and Nosm. they were like hey b, you got over yet? we just threw off and said nah not much.

They gave us this red hot spot in corner Times Square and 7th avenue or somewhere, Right in the city. We back jumped the layup at 12 midday two days in a row and did full colour end to ends.. Epic.


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4.Do you have a good chase story?


It was the explorer layup in Canberra before it was a yard. We were doing a TKP whole car with our own 8 foot a frame ladders we had brought with us (in Melbourne the ladders are under the trains).

Anyway, we thought we owned the layup, we were so relaxed that I remember Fews aka Morfeen (who started TKP with Rkoe) climbing to the top of the ladder, taking off the lid of a can and placing it on top of the train for later like a bench-top, lol. About 10mins later copped a big chase dogs, 5 cop cars the works. we hit the legs but got away quick smart. Anyway thats a good chase no one got caught. dogs.


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5.What motivates you to keep painting?


Ive been living in Thailand for the past 7 years so my last panel was in 2010, but since i've been back I paint fences and old abandoned houses. My motivation is to get seen. I love to bomb. Ill stick to bombing and ill leave the walls to the professionals. lol

 

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