Interview with Paser MFK

May 1, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Neighborhood Love:

1. What city did you grow up in what neighborhood do you represent now?

Paser:

I grew up in Memphis Tennessee and stil live here. moved away for a
couple years but like they say, there is no place like home. M-Town
all day.

NHLV:

 2. How did you get started doing graffiti was there anyone or anything that
had early influences on your work?

Paser:

Of course there was influence in my work.  I dont think there is one
writer that can say they did catch influence from there city,state or
an established writer. Crawling under bridges around Tennessee and
seeing TM crew ( Thoughts Manifested ) productions, freights and
street spots really influenced me in the late 90’s early 2000’s.
Seeing Zew and Ounze in Nashville doing spots in the 90’s was super
dope too. Pretty much anyone in Tennessee in the late 90’s early
2000’s have a big influence on my work.

NHLV:

3. I watched your style grow over the years and I have to say it’s very
unique, compared to the trends in graffiti. How do you feel about the trends
of graffiti making so many people paint the same these days and how do you
keep your graffiti looking original and unique?

Paser:

It is easy to look at a style on any social media and say ” Hey I want
to do that style ” , copy it and paint it. Like going to wal-mart and
buying a style pack. I cant really get into it but to each there own.
But hey, if its done well thats all that matters. the real recognize
the real on that trend note. I guess to answer the unique comment, I
do not sketch at all and freestyle everything I do. I cant stand
feeling confined to a piece of paper. That might give it a unique or
natural look. I dont know……. Its hard for me to talk/describe my
work. I just let my arm make shapes and hope for the best. I try and
not let it feel like a job.

NHLV:

4. So I don’t know much about MFK, other than it’s a fresh crew on the rise,

 can you tell me some of the history of the crew and your involvement in it?

Paser:

Originated in 04′ around small town Munice, Indiana. We keep a small
tight nit squad.
A freight based crew who are always hunting the rare and rocking
burners on them the way they should be done in our eyes. I have been
apart of MFK for 12 years so i guess that makes me an elder, but was
not one of the 4-5 founding members. Every member plays a key roll in
keeping the gears turning.


NHLV:

5. Let’s shift gears can you tell me about some of your favorite places to

 paint around the country or around the world maybe?

Paser:

I have had a blast traveling. I would say I really enjoyed Toronto
last summer. All abandon buildings I have painted have been a great
experience. I love bandos, It doesnt get any better than finding a
gutter raw wall to lace a heater on. Finding out the history of the
building always intrigued me. All in all, I love painting in the
south.

NHLV:

6. I know your paint a lot of steel, can you tell me the difference between
painting walls and hitting steel?

Paser:

No comparison. Having your work traveling around North America is 100
times better than having it stationary. I will say, it can get a bit
tiring bottoming out your pieces on panels. You can flex looser on
walls. I like it all.

NHLV:

7. Do you have any upcoming projects you’d like to put some shine on?

Paser:

Working on a video project with a film/writer friend of mine. Should
be out in the next month. Pretty stoked on it. Working on a new body
of work in the studio all based on using metallic colors which I
hardly play with. Really stoked to finish up and show them.
 

NHLV:

8. I know graffiti you can be full of headaches and highlights
, can you maybe talk about some the things that you love and hate about the
 graff seen or graffiti in general?

Paser:

All I have to say is this. Do not get to involved with the internet.
Dont worry about what other people think about you. If you are feeling
it thats all that matters. Keep striving for your greater self. Let
the bashers and negativity not get to you, let it be FUEL TO YOUR
FIRE………….  That probably didnt answer your queston at all.

NHLV:

 9. Looking to the future is there anything that you’re hoping that your
artwork will evolve into, or things that you want to do in the future?

Paser:


Paint Sprayer pieces with roller paint cuts and tricks.  I have a
couple I am about to unleash. Bigger,Meaner,Better.    I hope……

NHLV:
10. Lasted like to say from an NHLV A huge thank you for taking the time to
do this interview, you have amazing work and I hope you keep pushing.
 Last is there any shout out you’d like to give to anybody?

Paser:

Thank you first off for the Q and A’s. Much love to NHLV’s. My
beautiful wife Sarah. She is my heart.The MFK’s, CREATURES, AND TM’s.
Thank you for all of the inspiration and love.Sepia MFK for the great
laughs,level head and paint thrashin. My dudes Kuhr, Jaber, and Aware.
The Tennessee boys Zew and Nosey  from the 42’s. Chuck and Bacon the
CN connect.
Vogey, Awful, Eaks, Vodka, Phame, Soer, Codak, Task, Audroc, Pako,
Rex2, Wasp, Jigl, Levis, Snack, Novel, Avert, Velcro, Wruck, Fatigue,
Video, Spud, Bozac