For many (including us), once you fully tap into
the street art scene, it becomes an obsession. You can fixate on an idea and
then finds as many ways as possible to articulate it. For Django in Italy, it’s
doors. If you’ve wondered who’s pasting up all those doors in Forlence, here’s
Django- The Vitals:
/>Hometown: Florence (italy)
Where do you now
How long have you been creating street
art?: Almost six months but graffiti since 2000.
you do last night?: I was at a friend house for a dinner, chilled out
What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?:
a good Pasta (carbonara) and Patate Lesse (boiled potatoes)
/>Who is your favorite fictional character?: the crazy Murdoch
from the A-Team series
What do you currently have in your
pockets?: coins, lighter, stickers of doors, some crap, marker.
/>If you were given “more time,” what would you do with it?: I
don’t know exactly, I suppose everything I like to do: painting, stickers,
sleep, eat, sex, smoke, listen a lot of music.
Who do you love?:
My friends, Music (reggae and D&B), respect, every pacific and creative
struggle for free expression or freedom.
Django - The A’s to Our Q’s:
did you get started in creating art for the street?
I started with graffiti and tags almost 3 years ago, in the last months
I’ve been attracted by street art even more than by graffiti. I need to paint
and do street art because I need to express myself, to have fun, meet people and
struggle for my own space in a society that makes room only for advertisements,
for the new nokia and so on. I live in a city (Florence) where the politicians
act and choose in function of turism, they don’t care of the real needs of the
citizens, expecially of the young ones, so we need to react and if they don’t
give us some place and way to express ourself we have to get it, legally and
Wooster: Why doors?
/>Django: I started to look for something that could express
myself and my idea of street art and graffiti; and the doors perfectly represent
it. A door is a passage, is a link between my own/inside world and the outside;
a door is also a way out, there can be everything beyond a closed door, you have
just to imagine it and step through.
other street artists do you most admire and why?
It is few time I’m interesting in street art so I don’t know a lot of
people yet. As far as I know right now I really like 108, phil poule, flying
fortress, sickboy, pez, microbo and others, I like them for their own style, for
their creative ideas or just cause they make me smile. I like also my friend
tren, for his “rebels” and because he’s true and instinctive.
/>Wooster: What’s your favorite city, neighborhood, or block,
to post and/or to see street art?
Averyone, I don’t have a favorite place….every boring surface or corner..
Wooster: What inspires you now?
/>Django: mmmhhh artistically the russian Futurism, Basquiat
and some more experienced friend, in general everything happens around me, the
man shouting in the traffic, the news I read, a movie, a song, a
Wooster: What are you
currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peek?
Now I’m trying to evolve my style and stickers, trynig to blend more
spray and stickers and to make it really personal….I’m working on a huge
poster and….I hope to show you my ideas as soon as I can…