Helios and his graffiti art from Salerno - Italy
I started writing my name in 1997 in my city, Salerno.
My crews are Cafardo Energizer, a big family in the street, ZSE and BNS crews, the only one with KNF and UHT crews that pushed writing in my city and all over the world.
I made normal wild-style for several years, but at the same time I tried to make characters, specially photorealistic.
Since 2002 I started to do something different for me, like stupid-style and strange design in the fill-in of letters, using waving outlines, specially in trains with my partner-in-crime Thomas.
My 2008 style is all about to destroying the technique…I think that it’s the main reason killing the syles. I don’t give a fuck to cut all my outlines, to do the cleanest line or to make a wonderful fadings, I can do it but I paint with cheap paint and I like to fuck the graffiti-business that is killing our creativity. I painted some trains since 2001, but actually I don’t have panel-fever, I sometimes paint on trains, but I don’t like to lick asses for a panel, I prefer to know people like a friends, and after like a writers.
Now I use all kinds of spray paint and paint for my work, that looks like a old, dirty and bad lettering. Big part of this interview’s readers is thinking that my work it’s not COOL like the super-bited styles now are rocking the Italian scene, but I think that there is a little part of the scene, like you, that loves to be original and evolve personal style and likes who try to do something different (NOT NEW OR 100% ORIGINAL) because I think that I need more than a life to create something 100% personal.
Sometimes I use the undercover paint on the wall, I remake and add my design elements, and after I do my letters. Other times I simply free my mind and my hand, looking what is coming out; sometimes what you can see in my works is a big composition of images that enter in my mind, I put all the elements in a bottle, I shake it and paint. Other times I sketch all the composition, I don’t really belive that there is a format for the art, it’s our free space, we can do all we want about style, the topic, technique and tools…
I do beautiful sunrises and full-palm beach for pizza-shop and insides, in the street
I prefer to feel her sound and smell.