He’s a man of many hats; lead singer of a mathcore band ‘A Ghost Orchesta’ and a man who paints the town green when quiet Adelaide goes to sleep. We are excited to announce his first solo exhibtion will open at Cold Krush on Friday, 5th of September (6-9pm). I Sat down with The Dreadful Grots, and asked a few questions to find out what makes this guy tick.
F: When did you start writing?
G: Well I first started doodling on paper and down alleyways in 2001 when it was all fresh to me, but I guess going out of my neighbour hood and trying to get my name up properly would be 2003/2004.
F: What was your inspiration to pick up a can for the first time?
G: Growing up on the B-line side of town and seeing old ‘Sumn’ and ‘Okur’ bangers floating on the line really got my eyes jiggling (these were the only ones I could read before I knew what graffiti pieces properly were. I use to find old scraps of paint hanging around the Lynton tunnel and would use them to my advantage.
F: What Crews do you rep?
G: F1, EG, TGB's yo!
F: Who are your main influences in the Graffiti Game?
G: To myself as a painter are my brothers around me, Vans the Omega, Roger, Ogre, Guids, Sirum, and Okies. They get me Rollin!
F: Do you have a favourite memory to share?
G: Its hard to pin point a "favourite" memory but jesus, every time that wonderful paint hits that boring grey wall is fantastic. Meeting and having the chance to paint with some all time favs does make me jolly!
F: What’s on the horizon?
G: The next big project for me is to push my boundaries a little more each time those pigments hit the wall. I want to make things enjoyable for the non-graffiti eye to freshen up to.
F: What are your other interests?
G: The other side of my life is music. I’m a vocalist in a southern hardcore type band called 'A Ghost Orchestra'. Most hip hop heads probably won't like the sound of it but check it out anyway!
F: Do you have any tips or advice for the up and comers?
G: Be yourself, don't worry what other writers say. Live life on the fresh side!The Dreadful Grots Event Page!
The Dreadful Grots Event Page!
Last week Tarns, one of the Cold Krush in-house artists, completed a live painting gig for Nikon Cameras Australia as part of their promotional tour across Australia.
Tarns, representing the Adelaide leg of the tour, executed the task to complete six canvases over the course of the two day event.
He came up with some stunning peices which left Nikon's clients and the guys running the show in awe.. a big thanks to Ben Halcomb, one of the expert Nikon representatives, there's a cute time lapse video of Big T. painting a Nikon Camera.
I reckon he knocked it out the ball park but will let you be the judge, check out the video and pics below!
Not only does 'A Mother's Milk' have coffee that is the bomb diggity here in Unley but they will soon have a new mural running down the side of their fabulous cafe!
CWR and Tarns gave it that cool blue abstract with birds in suits..this time the guys are working with warmer colours to get us through this cold winter and a vintage theme for the owners Stef and Christina who love vintage motor cycles.
Battling with the miserable weather Tarns has been working on this over the last two weeks and it's nearly finished, we will pray to the rain gods to hold off from the heavy downpour for just a few more days...
In the meantime here's a teaser shot of the wall, if you're in the area check this out in person these guys work cannot be fully appreciated unless you have seen it with your very own eyes.Call us if you want to give your business a makeover too!
Call us if you want to give your business a makeover too!
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