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How much of a political artist do you see yourself as Not much, just a little social commentary mixed up into my work, here and there. The BANKER / Moneyman, the silhouetted figure I paint with a bowler hat, Victorian tap, is the economy banker, releasing money into the economy, more / less, hot / cold, pressures on /off - they say money is a metaphor for water and it’s interesting that so many banks invest in water companies. That was new news to me, bit of what came first, the chicken or the egg, but in this case its defo water rather than money. What does the queen actually symbolize these days We need an Ambassador, it would be boring if we just had Parliament I think…suits battling it out all day. A monarchy was created, it must stay, it’s all about the show, then we leave.

How do you feel about the apparent ‘street art / graff’ divide No divide to me - not after, as a graffer, I put a brick through a gallery window after drinking with graffiti writers that slagged down street art that has made it into galleries. They went home, I broke a window and titled it as my installation ‘BROKEN WINDOW’ opening a gallery so the street could enter (Street Art). No one saw it, just me, late at night, a One Man Show. After that day, I did penance, because of my mistake and started to contribute to the wonderful world of Street ‘Gallery’ Art. It’s all art and all music to me, you like it or you don’t (check PERSONL TASTE a Hirst piece I did on the ‘Other Criteria’ Mayfair shop.) I rolled with a few people, been in small crews, It was never in my mind to start any witch hunt or revolution or to change people’s minds, but that’s what’s happening here. A clique has got together and it’s a shame when old schoolers are part of it. For me the younger generation can make that mistake and learn, like a parent sees their kids learn. They need to make the mistake like we all have to do and graffers are the best at making mistakes, then we grow-up.

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