_1__You're back from the Sonar festival in Barcelona. Have
you discovered good music or artists there ?
Puppetmastaz, a group of puppets very funky which were rapping on HIP-HOP/Electro
sounds. I was really surprised... and I adore that. The idea is
very good, they really are innovative, they bring something to
They are so many interresting people at the Sonar, which is
also very visual. The video live of “Moment
Bjork music was a good mix.
During the sonar, I met some graffiti artists like PEZ,Chanoir,
Birdie, El xupet, Ritmo.. we paint all together and it was great.
Thank you ekosystem.
_2__And did you enjoy the city ?
Right ! I love this town, I feel free, you can paint outside in the center in
a really good ambiance ! Also, If like me, you simply like to hang
out in the streets, to observe, to chill, in barcelone, it’s
so like that. It’s the city of the logo, any little shop
has its logo. This city is full of charm, by his colors, his size,
his geographic position, his culture, his weather... Spanish people
are well known to be friendly and jovial fellow . there is always
something to do, I think it’s a town where i’d love
_3__We know you mainly for your characters, but you
also do that printed circuits. Can you tell us more about them
[supakitch] I’ve always loved the support of
printed circuit. I find it beautiful, for his matte rand for everything
you can do with. This object is omnipresent in our lives, often
hidden, it makes things for our better living, work .
Nowadays, my printed circuits look like “telecran”,
and it’s under that pseudo that I live through them. You
can bring your telecran everywhere and draw with it. It really
matches with the image i wanted to give to my circuits. A toy to
use on my favourite playground, the streets and capacity to begin
a propaganda counters media handling (like the advertizing for
example) by putting in scene a robot, symbol of the toys and social "sheep".
Because you are toys!
At present I make really the distinction between my identity of
Supakitch with my painting and my identity of Telecran with this
support. Perhaps that a day these two styles will speak each other...
_4__Where did the name Supakitch comme from ?
Everything started in 1842, in a little street in Manhattan, it was around 3.56
PM when a huge octopus walk towards me. Coming up from a sewer,
she had a ghettoblaster under her tentacle, a big spicy hotdog
in the other, a pink ball of wool, in an another one and 3 pairs
of nike air jordan on the other tentacles. She walked me with ...
with a funny way, bah.. an octopus way and asked me if I’d
seen a fox with a fridge on hisback ?!?
I already felt that she wanted to bother me, so I smoked a big one on my blunt,
picked up my supakrylon ... and Kitch in the eye !!
pic with Abject
_5__About your characters, they look like a little
bit like the one Bando. Did a long time ago. I particularly think
about 1tox magazine cover. Is it an influence to you ?
Of course Bando is important in my graffiti culture, and I think that it’s
a flattering comparison. At the time of this cover, I was quite young and so
interrested by graffiti. To answer your question Eko, no I didn’t inspire
from this. This little monster is born from my collection of toys and from hours
in front of my TV, watching Dragon Ball and Hayaho Miyazaki’s movies from
_6__Who were some of your earliest influences ?
I think that my first influences come from the street. When I was younger, i
used to draw punks I saw in the street, and also my toys or characters
from cartoons... then I discovered graffiti and I became really
fond of Typography, I then came to graphism and illustrations.
_7__Whose work do you like at present ?
[supakitch]In fact, I really appreciate many
Prayer, Gum, TT crew, Pez, Ekopez, La guibole, WK, Kaws, Obey
East Erik, Zeus, Space invader, Sixe, La mano, 9e concept/109,
Above, 1980 crew..... I stop here but the list is long. But I’m
sensitive to images in general.
I appreciate many graphists/illustrators work
(Designers Republic, Nando costa, Pictoplasma, 123 clan,
Lodown...), toy designers (Michael Lau, Eric So, Toy2R...),
photographers (Lachapelle, Spencer Tunick, Natacha Meritt, Hazy...),
tatoo artists (Chiken...), architects (Gaudi, Renzo Piano...),
movie makers (Terry Gillian, Andrew Blake...)
_8__Do you do any illustration or graphic design work
Yes, I’ve been painting on urban advertising supports support since 2 years.I
made a few exhibitions, and for the moment, the money I raised like that that
helps me to pay the main elements to build my telecrans. After painting, there
is graphism and disc covers. I love to work on sounds and meet people to express
this way. Not long ago, I met Dj VINCIL from Toulouse, and ONLY A TASTE (an electro
compilation from Montpellier).
_9__I think it's not a secret that you live with
Koralie who also paints. Do you often paint together ?
[supakitch] Of course! As often as possible, I really
like his little geisha and to paint with her. It’s so cool
to share that with my girlfriend, it’s funny to make our characters
live together. It’s another exercise i like.
_10__What is the hottest thing in Montpellier right
now - except you ?
[supakitch] The sun
_11__Every year there's a festival in Montpellier
Many graffiti artists were invited (André, La mano, Sixe, Zeus...)
Is it something you wait every summer ?
[supakitch] Yes, I think it’s good, for some reasons : you can see in the
work in gallery of well known artists, to meet some, it’s makes
things move in Montpellier. This year, I could see graffiti artists
like Seak, Daim and Loomit , I really appreciated Seak’s work.
_12__What was the first thing in your life that you
remember being really passionate about ?
To draw and my
I’ve always drew, it’s a passion for me that i’ll
never lose. I’m born with, I’ll die with.When somebody
offered me a telecran (I was a dwarf), I discovered an another
way of drawing, more graphic. And it’s a toy quite perfect
for me, i could bring everywhere, it has the size of a book,
you can hide it in your school bag. It’s the ancestor of
vector drawing, my first computer with illustrator.
_13__What are you goals in graffiti ?
Having fun, feeling
free, my pleasure, to surprise people in the street, being surprised
myself, to move, meet interresting people,
share walls, ideas, to share, to chill in the streets, to observe,
to act, to go over my limits, to create, to leave something, to
discover new cities... graffiti is for me a way of life, when I
walk in the streets, I cant help watching anyplace which is beautiful,
where there would be a little tag behind a rain pipe or any place
where I could put something, a telecran...I love that. Thats all.
I like to satisfy my vices.
_14__Do you have a new projects comming up soon that
you can tell us about ?
I work with Koralie on an art book since
a few month, it’s
an interresting project. I will talk a little more about that later,
It’s still too early...
_15__Any final comments ?
are in the city.
Let's play to graffiti !"
ekosystem august 2003