Street art is a cross-mutation of art and Social activism , where people can express their social angst in the public forum of the streets.
This Documentary explores the UK Graffiti scene of the Late 70's and early 80's and that cross-mutation of art and Social activism at a very embryonic stage in the art form. Shot in Notting Hill, Focusing on it's most influential artists in London's scene at the time.
One of the 5 featured "Fuel," was once in the U.K's top ten most wanted Criminals and had never appeared on camera until this film. Fuel along with Part2ism,SHEONE,Prime and Pride reminisce about how they have evolved as artists and how Graffiti has grown as an art form.
I come from a Punk Rock background, so I always try and incorporate a Punk aesthetic into my work making sure nothing is too neat or pretty (which when you come from a film school background it's not as easy as one might first think). Hip Hop was for me the Natural successor to Punk with its break beats, sampling and graffiti, all part of that strongly influences my work , the lack of structure is its structure, there literally are no rules.
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