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†Graffiti is not Dead†. Kidult is not a Kid. He is a Fashion Killer.

I want to citate his whole message:

Kidult is the problem child who paints in a righteous, primary and no-limit way with the use of an extinguisher.
I try to remain the 14 years old kid who paints his truth in a brutal and free-minded way. I aspire to keep the creativity, the honesty and the impertinence of a kid in spite of my age to send a disturbing message in a simple, efficient and no polishing way.
Societies and cities are always evolving and as a graffiti artist, I got to adapt myself to these evolutions of my surroundings. Efficiency is one of the most important traits in a graffiti artist’s skills. It starts from a concern that I have and I send a message to everybody by intellectualizing my reasoning and finding the best spot to be the most efficient.
no matter what other people are doing or what is considered “in”, and bring something new, ugly or not.

but he says also

“All these retail outlets have once used graffiti as a commercial tool to get more money and be “cool” without knowing anything about the culture. I didn’t simply say “hello” to them. If they really like graffiti, I just gave them what they love.”

Kidult does now commercialize his tshirts and exhibits on canvas as well. Trend is against Trend? Why not, that’s how it actually works. Graffiti art is always loud, but still hard for what I know; evolving it with using the windows as canvas is an interesting step…and fashion is a kind of a War and not only glamour; I don’t mind if the Jacobs and Margiela work was commissioned (I am more disappointed by the mm hm collab)…but it is a little upsetting that the real winners are always the big brands.

If you want to know more about the Fashion Killer who has also a studio that totally looks like the one of a Serial Killer check this interview on Hypebeast and more on vandalog.

julikafrombudapest

julikafrombudapest. Senior Fashion and Art Editor

Julika is an italian-austrian artist and designer. After academical art-studies and fashion Ba she started working as a free-lance in fashion business covering different roles to feed her curiosity, while her personal projects are growing out of her mouth and ears restless. She is born in Vienna in the past century, loves her savage dogs, lives now in Florence, and travels every time she can.





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