Can2 – 20 Questions

1. What do you write and who for?
CAN2: I’m writing the name CAN2 since 1986, after all those years it’s still a hobby for me and I’ve never takin’ it TOO serious…I just have my fun with it…

2. Where are you from and where did you start?
CAN2: I’m from Mainz/Germany and I also started here…

3. Who influenced you the most coming up?
CAN2: The one I got most influenced by is SEEN, but also a lot of other old school N.Y. artists…

4. How long have you been active?
CAN2: I’m 29 years and I’m active since I was 13 years (1983)…

5. How did you get introduced to your crew(s)?
CAN2: I was in a lot of crews during my career, but soon I got tired of all and founded my own crew (STICK UP KIDS). We are all friends in that crew, regardless of how famous each member is, that’s very important to me. 1999 SEEN got me into UA, which is a real big deal for me…

6. What is your favorite surface to paint on?
CAN2: Anything is good if the colors cover…

7. What are some hot colors or schemes you’ve recently used?
CAN2: I use BELTON, MULTONA and MONTANA. 1997 I chose some colors myself which BELTON filled into Cans…they’re called OXYGEN COLORS…and I really love the Creamblue and the Menthol…

8. Any productions planned in the near future? If so, with who?
CAN2: I’m invited to Portugal at the 26. Jan., but there’s no big production planned…maybe in the summertime…

9. Do you see any difference in European graff and American graff?
CAN2: To say it real short, America got the skills and the roots, but Europe got the better colors and the better technique… but please don’t take this personal everybody…

10. When is your next visit to the states?
CAN2: I’ll be in Las Vegas for the trade show in September this year and after that San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose…strictly a Westcoast holiday…

11. Have you had any run-ins with the law concerning graff?
CAN2: They once caught me taken pics of a “GEPSY” pieces on a train…that’s it…

12. What do you think about the new era of writers coming from middle to upper class backgrounds?
CAN2: To be honest, I’ve lost my view on the scene a long time ago…too much people doing too much Graffiti…and I see a lot of Bullshit in some Magazines…but there are some talented writers in between which let’s me hope… x

13. Do you have any advice for up and coming writers?
CAN2: Learn the history of Writing before you grab a can…

14. What do you think about the documentation of graffiti on the web?
CAN2: That’s very good…people get informed really quick about what’s going on in the world of Graff…

15. Where do you think graff is heading in the new millennium?
CAN2: A lot of new laws, a lot of wasted money by the government and the scene will get more underground again…

16. What is your biggest graffiti related accomplishment?
CAN2: The foundation of a good crew with good people (as humans, not as writers) and being a member of UA…and all the pics I gave for “On the Run” issue one…

17. What is your current occupation?
CAN2: I’m working at a print company and be responsible for all the graphics and the layout and Design of the websites we’re doing…

18: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CAN2: Still doing Graff, some Kids who do Graff too, and a real nice woman…

19. Has your reason for painting changed over the years?
CAN2: I’m still doing it for the fun of it…

20. Where can people find out more about you?
CAN2: www.cantwo.de

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