Feature: ZROPRO aka Z

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Feature: ZROPRO aka Z

Name : ZROPRO aka Z

Location : Brooklyn, NY

Start date : Tagging on and off during 2010. Slaps 2012 to current.

Influence : Keith Harring, Andy Warhol, Tinker Hatfield, Michael Lau, Ashely Woods, Sket1, Jeff Staple, CoolRain, Frank Kozik, Kano, 123Klan, & Andrew Bell.

Effect : As an artist I hope that my work can inspire others to go out and do what they love without having a second thought (not anything illegal of course haha). If I can influence someone (doesn’t even have to be art related) through my art just like how I was influenced by my peers then my goal as an artist will be fulfilled. Life is too short, so be happy, learn something new everyday, stress less and inspire all!

Long run: In the long run I hope to open up my own design firm, create a successful street clothing line, design a series of urban vinyl figures, and leave my footprint in NYC by pairing some murals.

Links : http://instagram.com/zeroproductivity

http://zeroproductivity.bigcartel.com/products

Feature: Leon Rainbow aka Rain

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Feature: Leon Rainbow aka Rain

Name: Leon Rainbow aka Rain
Location: Trenton, NJ
Start date:  Tagging 92, Seriously 99
Influence: I was influenced indirectly by Salvador Dali, Keith Haring, and Van gogh.
Directly by Pose 2, Joe Base, Sew Sm, Demer, Kasso, Mek, Pike and the crews I paint with Vicious Styles, SFB and UAT
Effect: I really just want to plant seeds and make people think and feel. I just want to see my seeds grow. If only a couple that would be ok but a field would be great.
Long run: I would like to start to do more dimensional work and go bigger and bolder. Just keep creating and evolving.

Links:
http://www.leonrainbow.com/
http://www.rockyabody.com/category/artists/leon-rainbow-artists/

@aerosoleon on instagram

@aerosoleon on twitter

Feature: Monty Montgomery

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Feature: Monty Montgomery

Name: Monty Montgomery

Location: San Diego, California

Start date:I Started creating around 2 years old, my mother was a kindergarten teacher for over 40 years. She tells me how as a small child I would sit around with her at the kitchen table and color for hours.

Influence: I was influenced by my parents whom are both very creative in different ways and also by educators throughout my years.

Effect: As a child, I always seemed to look at color and shape with an intense confusion. I remember wondering why objects were the color or shape they appeared to be in that moment of comparison. Today, I still ask myself those same questions. The only difference is, I realize that objects and colors can be developed in so many ways towards relaying an instant, emotional variable.
I rely completely on my diversity and emotional sense, my honest reaction. I trust in my decision of giving a specific color to an object, which is neutral before that decision. This allows the viewer to embark upon untraveled paths of the visual soul and journey into experimental ideas of what might have been or truly could be through that moment of visual representation based on a certain color. Listening to the silence of a color allows me to break everything down, question the proper color of the object or for the situation, and apply my own reality to it so that all objects can be felt, individually and as a group.
My work is constantly based on making connections with my surroundings and visually absorbing every point of attraction and emotion. I mold situations into certain forms that express what I  felt at that moment in others from various energies, spontaneous actions, and originally spoken words. I enjoy intensity within all types of people; even more so, that moment which brings these feelings to the surface. I often channel my opinions through simple silhouetted figures and objects that play diverse roles in relaying something complicated or very simple. I enjoy letting the viewer decide if it means something, or nothing at all…
I believe that in our cycle with time, there are so many amazing emotions that brush our path everyday. We must make the decision to try and comprehend each and every one in our own way through our own personal deliverances. I constantly deal with these episodes and will forever face them through my process of creating. I only hope my works will enable you to face yours as well.

Long run: We never know what a few years will bring or where time may lead us but I plan on creating everyday! I hope to continue connecting with other creative individuals on this Journey through various mediums and projects all over the map.

Links: www.montymontgomeryart.com

Feature: VERS

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Feature: VERS

Name: VERS

Location: Brooklyn NY

Start date: 1986

Influence:
In my early stages of writing while living in Brooklyn
I remember Skeme and the fresh letters he rocked on the trains having
an impact… writers such as FIB, CANE, DC, DUEL use to have highways
(Belt Pkwy) smashed out near where I lived. Seeing this would get me
amped and really kicked started me getting into graffiti and bombing. It
wasn’t until I had moved out to Staten Island where I got into piecing.
Two writers SKOPE2 and MARS/AIR3 – TNI probably had the most influence
on me. These guys were lighting walls up…

Effect:
I enjoy painting out on the streets and meeting new people.. Majority of the
time we paint in areas that can be high in crime and properties aren’t
taken care of as well.. so it is always nice when someone walks by and
says thank you for brightening up their community.. I also enjoy seeing
the reaction when kids come up to the wall and give their
interpretation of what is being painted… they always give the most
unfiltered honest opinions… A young kid showed up by a wall I was
painting one time with a drawing he did of one my pieces. His mother
tells me that he loves to come by the wall after I finish it and redraw
it. Hopefully my artwork will influence him as well as other young kids
years down the line and they will go into the arts.

Long run:
I can’t really say where it will take me… Graffiti has been a love hate
relationship over the years… taking breaks here and there… but
always coming back… as long I can stay creative and enjoy it then I’m
sure I will be around rocking graf

Links:
versgrafx.com
thevers.com
Instagram: @versgrafx

Boundless Brooklyn at My Plastic Heart

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Boundless Brooklyn at My Plastic Heart

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the pieces for the Boundless Brooklyn show at My Plastic Heart.

Opening night of “The Art of the Tag” show is Saturday November 1, from 7-10PM, at 210 Forsyth St,. New York NY 10002, and the show runs until Friday, November 21st.
Check out the show this Saturday and it’s amazing line up:
123Klan
Abe Lincoln Jr.
Brent Nolasco
Chris Buzelli
ChrisRWK
Darkcloud
DrilOne
Ed Roth
kaNO
Lou Pimentel
Marka27
Marthalicia Mataritta
Matt Siren
Nosego
Noxer
PlasmaSlug
Reactor88
Rob Plater
Royce Bannon
Russell King
Ruth Chan
Sest2
Shane Jessup
Stanley Kubik
Superdeux
The DRiF
Tiffany Ng
Toofly
Violet Paek
Zam
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DEGA Films: Wild In The Streets – ELLE

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Wild In The Streets: Elle from DEGA films on Vimeo.

This week each day will feature an episode of DEGA Films “Wild In The Streets”. #DEGAfilms has released the last two episodes in their #WildinTheStreets street art documents series. Tonight they will be projecting there series in Little Italy at 118 Mulberry St. starting at 830. Free pizza. Follow @dega_films for updates exclusive videos. This teaser trailer of Elle and their episode is available at canyoudega.com

DEGA Films: Wild In The Streets – Royce

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Wild In The Streets: Royce from DEGA films on Vimeo.

This week each day will feature an episode of DEGA Films “Wild In The Streets”.
#DEGAfilms has released the last two episodes in their #WildinTheStreets street art documents series. Tonight they are driving the #DEGAmobileunit around Brooklyn and Manhattan and projecting the series onto public walls. Follow @dega_films for updates on the screening locations and exclusive videos. This teaser trailer of Roycer and their episode is available at canyoudega.com

DEGA Films: Wild In The Streets – ND’A

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Wild In The Streets: NDA from DEGA films on Vimeo.

This week each day will feature an episode of DEGA Films “Wild In The Streets”. The series is comprised of episodes featuring Jilly Ballistic, Enzo & Nio, NDA, Mr. Toll, Elle and Royce, and will be released in full on September 26 on www.canyoudega.com. They will be driving around the DEGA mobile unit on September 27th and 28th projecting the series on public calls. Check out www.canyoudega.com for updates on locations.

DEGA Films: Wild In The Streets – Mr. Toll

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WIld In The Streets: Mr. Toll from DEGA films on Vimeo.

This week each day will feature an episode of DEGA Films “Wild In The Streets”. The series is comprised of episodes featuring Jilly Ballistic, Enzo & Nio, NDA, Mr. Toll, Elle and Royce, and will be released in full on September 26 on www.canyoudega.com. They will be driving around the DEGA mobile unit on September 27th and 28th projecting the series on public calls. Check out www.canyoudega.com for updates on locations.

DEGA Films: Wild In The Streets – Enzo & Nio

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Wild In The Streets: Enzo & Nio from DEGA films on Vimeo.

This week each day will feature an episode of DEGA Films “Wild In The Streets”. The series is comprised of episodes featuring Jilly Ballistic, Enzo & Nio, NDA, Mr. Toll, Elle and Royce, and will be released in full on September 26 on www.canyoudega.com. They will be driving around the DEGA mobile unit on September 27th projecting the series on public calls. Check out www.canyoudega.com for updates on locations.