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It sounds a bit clichéd but I totally believe that everything was building up to me going out on my own as an artist. All the skills I learned, the Photoshop skills, scalpel and card work are all part of my work every day. And I’ve never been happier. I love working on my own. I have a smoke, blast out the tunes and I’m happy for a few hours! I mean don’t get me wrong, it was hard losing my job. It’s very hard if you get these knocks in life to deal with them, to be able to pick yourself up. I find for me the only way to deal with the disappointments is to throw yourself into your work. It’s giving two fingers to whatever set you back. You get stuck in. You actually do something and then you can stand up, get your two fingers and say “Here’s me! Fuck You!” to the lot of them. What is the Irish Street Art scene like? The Irish scene is amazing at the moment. It’s blossoming and still growing all the time.

I’m actually showing some work in a group show right now with other Irish artists Fink, Solus, Adrian & Shane, KARMA, Littleman and Art of the Heid. There is such a buzz in the street art scene and with events like Dublin Contemporary coming along it means that there will be more and more legal walls becoming available. Artists like Conor Harrington are coming over and painting huge murals and pushing the boundaries of what can be done in the street. Who do you look up to and draw inspiration from in your art? There are so many but for me I really draw inspiration from the graff scene in Ireland. I love that these kids are getting out there and just doing it. A new kid on the scene called ROBOT recently did some amazing work. And other established graff artists like CISTO are always great. I just love the ballsiness of it. I pass by sometimes going “I wish I’d found a route up there!” I’m just sorry I don’t live on the train line so I could see these pieces all the time.

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