JAY KAES Interview – 22- 03-2022

1- How do you define yourself? How do you define your projects?

I’m an artist who has the world as a canvas and seeks to give something positive back to society
while expressing myself painting on the streets .
My projects want to make people ask questions and inspire good changes.

Jay Kaeshttps://www.instagram.com/jaycaes/https://www.jaykaes.co.uk

2- How did you start working on street art?

First I started graffiti as a kid then studied Fine art at Uni as a young adult, painting in the streets
is what I love and who I am, started been called a street artist years after as an adult when I migrate to London and found myself working in a job I didn’t feel or like investing my time in, so I rebel against what society offered me, leave my job, and follow my heart to become the boss
of my own dream, Make a living that allowed me to paint everyday.

3- Where do you find the inspiration to create your projects? Are they modifiers of urban space?

I found inspiration in daily life situations and traveling helped me find different perspectives to the same issues.
My work most of the time modify the urban space because it is shared in public for every citizen to see as an addition to the usual grey walls or corporate adverts.

4- What does Street Art represent for you in this constantly changing world?

To me Street Art evolved from modern Graffiti and is constantly changing, I like it when it keeps
a rebellious character, is diverse and open to explore new ideas but also I can see how this Street Art expansion is bringing some issues that endanger creativity by trying to control and over-curate.

5- Do you think Street Art should be legal or should it continue to be a form of art pursued by the police? Have you ever had problems?

Graffiti or Street Art are part of any democratic society and it doesn’t matter if they are legal or not because they will eventually become the tool of the unheard to be Listen to. The worse the society becomes the more dangerous graffiti will be.

6- How long does it usually take to prepare each project?

I usually take the same or more time planning my projects as painting them, every project is different so sometimes you work alone or with a small crew and other times you need a bigger team.

 Interview conducted by Art Bill – journalist and owner of Street Art In Action.


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