When did you actually decide you would make a living out of graffiti painting?
It wasn’t a snap decision, more of a process. To be honest, I didn’t know what else I would like to do, but I always enjoyed painting. I told myself that I’d maybe like to make a career out of this one day. I did try my hand at a normal job, but I found out it wasn’t for me. When I graduated from college at the age of 24, I had to decide what to do next. At the same time, the quality of my work was improving – we are always learning, me too, improving myself, trying out new techniques and procedures. So I kept on painting until I got to the stage where I could earn enough from it to live on. What I love most about it is the fact that I’m not stuck in one place doing the same thing over and over again.
Have you ever regretted this courageous step?
A few years back I did wonder a little if it had been a good idea. But that was mainly because of personal matters – there was no one with whom I could share what was going on. Now, with hindsight, I wouldn’t change a thing. Everything, from the very beginning, has made me who I am. I certainly wouldn’t change that.