11.Werck1

01. How would you define werck1?

Somebody stuck in the meaningless Ground Hog Day life of the 9 to 5, trying to find meaning in weird creatures and freaks spawned from a childhood watching 80’s/ 90’s kids tv shows and horror films.

02. How did all begin? How long have you been with this?

I used to enjoy tagging and bombing back in the day, but I stopped doing it for a long time. When I moved to Birmingham I saw all the graffiti and street art about and it made me want to give it a go again. Been doing it properly for about two years now, and can’t see me stopping any time soon.

03. Why do you attaching stickers?

Because of where my life is right now, stickers just seemed the best means to progress with my art. My spare time is limited, so its cool to be able to draw up a few stickers and get them up in the city when I feel like it.

04. An interesting anecdote?

I do a lot of stuff in the daytime, which is usually fine though you get some funny looks sometimes. The other week my friend got caught by an off duty cop, who made him peel of the sticker he’d just put up. Considering it was a particularly strong eggshell sticker this took a long ass time (and the use of a coin), and I was just watching from the sidelines awkwardly with bags full of wheatpaste, markers and God knows what else. It was an awkward 20 minutes until the cop finally just got bored of waiting and left… Them eggshell stickers don’t like to come off it seems.

05. How do you see the sticker culture? Is there really subculture?

Yeah I’d say there’s definitely a subculture there, but it can bleed into all other forms of street art to be fair. Thanks to the internet, artists from all over the world can talk, collaborate and exchange ideas, so the culture is always there and growing.

06. Do you considerer this movement like an art? What do you try to transmit with this?

Definitely yeah, the skill level out there is insane. I don’t even know what I’m trying to express, I think its more of a matter of habit with me. I just like seeing my weird drawings and stuff on the streets.

07. Anything new in mind?

Start getting into the digital side of things, and print some giant paste ups… Also, definitely try and start using spray paint again. I want to go as big as I can with it.

08. Farthest place where do you have gone? Where would you like see your stickers?

Furthest place was Dubai (on my honeymoon no less), but thanks to others I’ve traded with I’m also around in Canada, Mexico and Denmark. I’d like to see my stickers in every city in the world ideally… I just like the idea of people seeing them everywhere.

09. Some advice for the people are beginning in this art?

I guess it would be to, no matter what you do, always keep drawing and sketching in your spare time. Play around with ideas as much as you can, no matter how weird and crazy they may be. You’d be surprised where ideas can come from, and how they can evolve over time.

10. Someone who had been a reference for you?

There are plenty of street artists in my city who inspire me… Seeing them trying new techniques and ideas while you’re out walking around the city is really motivating. It makes you want to constantly evolve while getting your stuff out as much as you can. It really keeps you active and helps you improve on what you do.

11. Whom would you offer next month?

Never A Sir – He’s a local sticker maniac, who really has plastered the streets everywhere with his stuff. Before I got into the whole sticker thing I saw some of his bizarre characters around and really dug them, and it really inspired me to give it a go.

Do you have anyting to say? Greatings and thank you?

Just a big shout to everybody who has traded and collabed with me over the past year, its really helped me grow as an artist. Also an extra big shout to my bro Truth699, for being my sticker wing man and helping me climb up high stuff to stickerbomb.

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