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Mode2 Interview

Mode2 is well-known around the world not just for that fantastic nude artworks, but for his amazing character styles he spread throughout Europe as one of the most central figures of European graffiti. In the last months I had the chance to see his latest works twice, first when he visited Berlin and second when painted under the Westway in London…

Today I found that nice interview Kay One did with Mode2 in the great depth of my RSS feed reader and I highly recommend to read it, if you like to know more about the history of Mode2 and how graffiti connections were established 25 years ago…

There was a time when you would show up to Covent Garden on a Saturday, show your blackbook, and get so dissed and laughed at if you had stuff that looked like someone else’s, that you would have to go back and find your own. Biting was such a humiliating thing to do then, and nobody wanted to get pulled up on that.

Since the fanzines in the early 90s, and the websites and jams and all that, people started to get into biting to such a degree that no one seems to care that so much looks the same, and that we don’t have the richness and diversity of the mid ‘80s. If you’re not in that crew, you can’t use that style, that’s it, period. (Mode2)

Have fun reading it!

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Urban Art Core is your independent, international source for street art, graffiti and urbanism from around the world, mainly focused on stories, news and actions taking place in urban environments.

It spreads the urban Berlin voice loud and clear to metropolises far and wide and celebrates the urban arts, urban exploration movement and guerilla art interventions with news about artists, trends and exhibitions, since 2009.

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