One of the most popular artists from the Stencil
Graffiti books was Nano4814. Originally from Vigo in Spain, I first met him in
London where he had been working, doodling and creating some of the freshest
graffiti art. We’ve kept in touch and he has sent in this most amazing photo
report from Cape Verde. A Wooster exclusive. Here are some vitals too.
/>Hometown? Vigo, northwestern coast of Spain
Where do you now
live? At the moment living in Vigo
How long have you been creating
street art?: Around 10 years… more or less
What did you do last
night? Spent all nigth in a plane flying back home from Cape Verde, Africa.
That?s were my mother lives.
What is your favorite thing to eat for
Who is your favorite fictional character?: At
the moment could be Jimmy Corrigan, the smartest kid on earth
you currently have in your pockets? Nothing. Allways take it all off my
pokets when i get home
If you were given “more time,” what would you do
with it? Learn how to manage my time a little bit better!!
you love?: Carlita, Anatolio & Telemoco and family, Huevo5050, The Special
Children, 340, Tricky Dog…and Luisa “la Portera” (of course)
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All photos taken in Cape Verde except the last
picture, 7Pulgadas, which was taken in Vigo - a collaboration with another
artist called El Tinas.
Nano4814 : A’s to the
Wooster: How did you get started in creating art for the
Allways drawing since i was a little kid. Summer 91: Listening
to Public Enemy and first experiments with a spray can. Got into skateboarding
and started a zine. Travel. Picked up the spray paint again around 1994 and
didn?t stop ever since…
Wooster: What other street artists do
you most admire and why?
Too many to mention…Anybody that makes me
wanna insult them!!!
Wooster: What’s your favorite city,
neighborhood, or block, to post and/or to see street art?
has it?s own feeling…was impressed by NYC streets, it is allways a pleasure to
go to Madrid, London has a lot to see as well but i think the best is
Barcelona….best vibes, better weather and incredible personalities living in
the streets over there!!
Wooster: What inspires you now?
/>Actually, at the moment i am quite far from being inspired…im in a BIG
crisis!! but usually i get inspiration from music and friends, the Special
Children or just looking out my window…and, of course, truckloads of LSD.
Wooster: What are you currently working on? Can you give us a sneak
Limited edition, hand made Proyecto Merda decks. “City Lights” a
series of light street signs i?ve been puting up in my city this summer, trying
to find the time to a million other things and starting my last year in