I read in a weird way. It comes in waves, and then I start, like, five different books at once. It takes me six months to a year to finish them all, since I read mostly on planes.
I love graffiti because it enables kids from every social extraction to do something that brings them closer to art, when they normally wouldn't be stimulated to be visually creative. Graffiti helps to develop an awareness of immediate expressive and uncontrolled freedom.
I want to do just, like, regular art. Whatever is made today on canvas goes up against all of art history. It's the most radical thing.
Some people are enraged, and some people are applauding. If there were a mission statement for graffiti, that would be it.
I have tons of art books. I have them all over the place. They are in my car, in my bag, and in my studio. There are books around me all the time.
I wasn't trying to turn graffiti into an art form. I just wanted to learn about art. I wanted to learn this game.
I just try to get away with as much as I can. I don't think that's very radical in the art world.
I see a really good tag on a building, a man passed out in the middle of the street, a couple hugging, a cop arresting a panhandler. I'm interested in how all these things are happening in one block.
I'm really into California art from the '60s. I like a lot of Bay Area artists, like Nathan Oliveira and Bruce Conner.