Should a street artist's identity be kept a secret?
Cover for Makor Rishon, the first big interview. Photo by: Eric Sultan
We have concealed our identities for a simple, practical reason: to hide from law enforcement so we can continue to bring art to the public. When I started making street art, I followed these predefined rules without thinking. I never showed my face. I started to feel like my statements were incomplete without sharing my identity. I think that people should know the person behind the work.
Today we live in an authentic era where you need to engage and be real. It took me a long time to arrive at this conclusion, but I feel that showing my face is imperative to tell my story. The first time I showed my face was on my first big interview which was done in 2017.
Interview for עושים סדר. Video: Channel 24
I felt that's was exactly the moment I was waiting for during all my activities. I didn't want to be behind my works, I wanted and still want to deliver throw my knowledge and inspire others, and I feel that I can do that only when you know who is standing behind the street name.
After my first big publication, I expanded the desire to give from my knowledge not only to the press but also to local and international colleges and high schools where I feel that I can inspire others through my daily activity.
Today I am continuing my activity proudly standing behind my street art name while always happy to share and give from my experience.
"Today we live in an authentic era where you need to engage and be real"
Interview for channel 13 about Pop Up museum TLV #1. Video: Channel 13
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