"When I was 12, I saw for the first time some paintings on a wall of my city: I got in touch with graffiti writing, one of the most important things I've dealt with in my whole life. Being a writer has been massively important to me for about ten years now. It's been the reason I spend hours sketching and many cold nights outside on a mission."
"2001: time to push things forward. I felt limited by letters and spraycans and I decided to put my whole attention to characters, evolving that figures I often painted next to my pieces. So, I began to research lines, shapes and solid aspects of the colours, using human bodies as a message of my concepts. Now I can focus on playing with paint's matter which is powered by the inifinite kind of signs I can create as I put a different touch and sensibility on works. Human lines become idealized, renewed and unreal; strokes become like bones of the figure; matter turns into flesh.""I love to put my works on useless and broken items, to give to these decayed canvases a new dimension and a new dignity. The work itself gets stronger by the eroded support."
Grazie, Basik! I love the idea of 'eroded support' from 'decayed canvases.' Way to turn something broken into something beautiful! If you want to see more Basik info, visit his MySpace or website.