YOKE is a graffiti writer from Sydney. He has been painting since the 90's and is an active member of SWB CREW, his pieces are full of banging colour schemes and fresh flowing letters. 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 was always fascinated with tags and pieces on the lines. And around the streets. I was fortunate to live in the same street as Phib. When I was at school. And being a skater / scribbler. Wasn't really serious about graffiti until I met the crew. Painting next to those guys back then was really humbling , and still is today. It really kicked off a life long passion for graffiti. And art. Phibs and Dmote dedicated there life to a culture, and it changed my perspective of graffiti artists , as people. Always have fond memories of painting shite pieces with racked ' push forward' auto paint. Wondering why my metallic brown outline wasn't working. Painting at the ole 'gasworks' in wavo. Those guys were and still are way ahead in the game.
2. How would you describe your style?
My style. Well I guess it's not a simple answer. Early days I just tryed my best to get up!. Style didn't really matter. Just volume. More more more. Then I kinda got stuck. On an outline that slowly got tweaked . Subtle changes , however the same ole same ole. Repeated. This frustrated me alot. So now. Of late I really try to paint completely different style every time I paint. It comes with its own frustrations , yet also very freeing. If i can take one little positive thing from something I paint . An effect. Technique, letter structure, etc. Im happy. Because gradually, all those little bits are incorporated, it doesn't end..
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