Third Issue is finally out! We’ve taken our time to do some travelling around the Balkans spreading the Balcan word and doing some walls with writers featured and to be featured in the issues to come. Special thanks to our old and new friends who hosted us in Vienna, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Skopje, Sofia and Istanbul!
We have the absolute pleasure to share with you an outstanding how-to-do-it and how-to-keep-doing-it interview with NLS Crew from Bulgaria. A lot there for the kids to think about and definitely the right vibe for the rest of us. Celebrating their full 10 years of graffiti action, they are among the first generations of writers in the country, who’ve stayed very active over the years and kept burning their name around the world. A big influence on many kids in Bulgaria.
Second guest, Wyne, is a member of the Turkish S2K Crew. Wyne is among the oldest names in the graffiti scene in Turkey, an oldschool writer & DJ from Istanbul. Not a commercial artist and a genuine underground writer, you would rarely see photos of his work online. Wyne has kept developing his own semi-gothic letterstyle for over 15 years and shows no sign of betraying his dedication.
Our special feature on further areas of Balkan urban art introduces two very divergent female artists whose ideas and technique will find curious correspondence to street art imagery. Katja Kremenic is a photographer from Ljubljana, Slovenia, who spends a lot of time travelling and doing what she likes best: take photos. She has a great eye for catching the right moment on film that she later develops to display in exhibitions around Europe.
Cenin is among the top 100 contemporary surrealist artists of our time. She lives and creates her rebellious paintings in mind, womb, tomb and Istanbul. Cenin’s alter ego means ‘fetus’ in English.
A counterpoint to Cenin’s deeply intimate imagery is the decisively extrovert and expressive statement made by Strand, the biggest permanent outdoors exhibition in Eastern Europe. Some fresh photos from the opening graffiti project at this new venue.
Get ready for more action and spare no cans! Peace, respect and love to you all!