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KAWSE — Graffiti Writer.

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KAWSE.
1999 — 2011

KAWSE has been my first & unique alias as Graffiti Writer for 12 years

I started to write at 15, in 1999 at Lille in the north of France.

I learnt  to myself and I have been followed by some mates: SAKO & FAKI. Then I evolved with a young talent named LAPIR. At that time, we painted with the MONTANA HARDCORE sprays.

My motto related to the Hip-Hop was:

FAIL, FAIL AGAIN, FAIL BETTER!

As a letter lover, I had been interested & influenced by Oriental calligraphies and Gothic typographies. I sketched a lot and tried every categories of Graffiti untill I focused in the fresco. I was addicted to the freedom possibilty that you can feel when you write on large walls.

I painted to create some interactions. A simple & respectfull « Hello » was more appreciated than any publishing. Writing was also my reply to the damage caused by the society. For me, the writing worked as an VIRTUAL ANTIDOTE.

At first, as an headstrong, my Graffiti pieces were categorized as Wild-style or as Calligraphic style.

In 2001, I met CORE who recruited me in his big local crew named DVD in which I opened my mind thanks to some unique members like SPYRE, ERONE, SOHO, NADA… The discovery of new musics helped me to develop new styles related; more Graphic and Artistic such as the Organic style. From 2002 to the end of 2005, I was deeply involved in the group evolution. Then I quit The DVD Crew and I continuted my way in the shadows.

I have never let down the work on the letters and I kept my rebellious mind. Although I painted around an hundred of pieces, I was barely known by the Graffiti niche. For few unsigned orders, I used the aerosol sprays without exploiting any Graffiti elements. I have never tried or want to sell my Graffiti production in the Art Market. I did not deal with local council therefore I declined all their hypocrital workshops. The Graffiti Writing is neither profitable nor a leisure!

Although all my creative abilities continuited to elvove, my personnal production never gets a real attention. A problem that I found back in way with my work experiences as a graphic designer…

In 2008,  I wanted to try something else by co-creating an electro crew named BACK TO BIONIC including a DJ & a Writer. We wanted to try to escape our reality through a spacey music. From 2010 to 2014, I run the Electro Blog induced a reduction of my time to paint on the walls…

At the end of 2009, the life pressure was rising and I became a better Writer than ever. Netehertheless, in a full evolution, I had to attempt to save myself from the poorless therefore I was forced to miss in action in 2011

I have never try again to write with aerosol sprays on wall although the Graffiti-Antidote changes my D.N.A.

10 years after, I started to work as an independent craftsman: a Indoor-Outdoor painter specialized in Fresco and SignLetters

1999 — 2011

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If you want to know more you can read, in french, my unique interview as KAWSE: Here