Terms and Conditions
Sketch's art is simple its want, but complex in its many deliveries..
The aim with his art is to elaborate and celebrate the techiniques of the graffiti culture, where writing came from and the use of the tools that were and are still used to introduce colourful new outlooks on many diiferent themes explored through the freehand use of an aerosol can.
"Graffiti is several things, writing your name, and importantly better and more skillfully than other peers, it is status and ego through profilificness and flamboyance. I love walls, I love writing. Not even on an illegal scale because you never get the time and circumstance to put the love and care in that style of life. What I have always liked to do is take those keep elements that make a good writing piece and transfer them to themes that i feel passionately abput and on to mediums that you wouldn't normally associate with spray painting."
"My entry to hip hop culture in general was different to others. I was heavily interested in the music side of things but I came from a background where those key ingredients and social environment was not there for me. I was in a private school whop looked down on that culture as it was not understood. I found myself travelling as a young guy into the rougher areas with a nieve and excited fascination. My skills and enthusiasm gave me a undisputed respect but all the things so many others, my new friends and peers wanted to get out of, from the dirt and unclean finsh of things to an area that wasn't covered in graffiti to an area that was...Over the time frame I've been involved in this culture I was told by others to practise a sharp edged technique and replicate which I was able to do naturally, but for me what was replication or a photo finish. I wanted more, so I went the other way in a want to celebrate the imperfections of drips and splats and implement them in a way that was technically interesting. This seperated my work from many others and drew me to a want for an evolved form of this progression. I was interested in painting on to things that weren't asscoiated with spray painting and graffiti such as fabrics, wood and metals and then using these developed skills to explore really emotive more suggestive art that expresses so purely the enjoyment and feel of the can fully utilizing it still in the way it was made for...
...That being said I do not want to change what graffiti is, perhaps the image and stereotypes of the people that do it. Artists are all different. Its depends where and what is done. All art should be free for all to see, I think it is important not to discredit those that put their situations at risk to create. What I want is to bring forward a face for relation and glamourise what can be and where it can go, as attitudes are so nieve with regards to any use of a spray can. What people need to remember is that spray painting as marking and scratching a surface is, intinctive and tribal, to leave your mark. I do not wish to change that. What I do with my art stems from this instictive energy but my ouput and wants are different.."