Art Primo Interview: SOVIET | Interview by attng3tr
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- Name: Soviet
- City: East Coast
- Crews: NFC
- Years sprayin: Too many
- Fave Tool: Can of black
Is there a special meaning behind the name Soviet?
Tags are one of the fundamentals of graffiti. What's your thoughts on that?
Agreed. It's good to know how to walk before you run.
Your IG showcases a variety of tags, where do you look for inspiration?
Most of the tags, or themes/punchlines are just day-to-day thoughts, so whatever is going on at the moment could influence what goes on the wall.
The most recent zine you released 2020 was done with the concept of doing 1,000 unique tags. How did that idea come about?
The idea was to have the entire crew do nothing but tags for a year, but I couldn't convince anyone to go along with it. So the idea changed to doing 1,000 "unique" tags as fast as I could. It was just a bet, or commitment, to myself.
Do you look for a certain texture, location, etc when deciding where to paint?
No, I take advantage of opportunities to paint when they come along.
It seems a rarity to see you paint a piece. Is there a particular reason why?
I got tired of standing at a wall spraying paint for hours. I'd rather do 10 tags in 5 minutes with 1 can than 1 piece in 5 hours with 10 cans.
With the loss of crew members; MFOne, Zyre, Acne, Vandel, Geeks, Tre and The Kodak Kidd; what advice can you give to other writers experiencing similar hardships?
As anyone who has lost a loved one knows, it's a tough, sad time to go through. Everyone will deal with it differently, but life will eventually keep moving on. Enjoy the time you have with your friends and loved ones.
Has graffiti given you the opportunity you to travel a lot or are you pretty loyal to your hometown?
You should always travel when you can. It really doesn't matter to me. Painting at home is good because it is familiar, but painting on the road is usually more exciting. I'm going to create wherever I am.
What's one place that you've painted that left a lasting impression on you, whether good or bad?
Idk, everywhere you go can leave an impression on you.
Hello to Sveta, Rhye & Izumi
Interview by @attng3tr