Ron English called him Rembrandt with a Spray Can... He's damn talented.
I moved over in May. The transition has been amazing, the winter is taking a little adjusting, but it's been a great experience, I feel really at home in New York.
We have a culturally ingrained system of ego destruction called tall poppy syndrome, which basically cuts anyone who's head rises above the crowd off at the knees. It helps keep us all pretty down to earth, but it's a blessing and a curse, especially when you're in a creative field.
Ron has been someone I've looked up to for a long time and to have him be so supportive of my move to New York and of my work has been amazing and very surreal.
Strong but small. The graffiti scene is prolific, there are some great graffiti writers out there.
It took some serious hunting to find it. Just because of the scale of a lot of my work and the fumes involved I needed a large space. Now that my show finished and it's not so cluttered with work, I'm looking forward to having mini shows and parties here.
I can only speak from what I've seen around Brooklyn, but it seems vibrant and really progressive. There's a lot of artists I have only discovered since being here and alot of the guys I've looked up to for years are still very active, which is really very inspiring.
It was an insane night - It was my first show in New York and in the US, so I really didn't know what to expect. The turn-out and response to the show exceeded all of my expectations.
Belton Molotow and Alien
I wanted the show to be an introduction to the range of my work and also touch on themes of Ego, Identity and the personal kingdoms we build. These are themes that I've struggled with personally as an artist, particularly with my involvement in the graffiti world. But I think the ideas have a much larger interpretation, in terms of how we project ourselves into the world and how we'd like to see ourselves.
The Blizzards - I'm from Australia so something as fluffy as snow fucking with everyones life so much is still very novel.
Is Kid Zoom the best aerosol artist alive today? Maybe. He’s certainly the most skilled that I’ve seen, despite his young age. Combining astonishing spray can ability with classical painting technique, Kid Zoom appears to be the artist who will finally bridge the gap between gallery and street, legitimizing aerosol once and for all as a fine art medium.
Kid Zoom belongs to the second generation of graffiti, a global movement that, through the internet and other forms of media, has inspired and connected young artists, elevating the medium through competition, collaboration, technology and the law of supply and demand. The more people witness and participate in the evolution of aerosol art into something wonderous, the more the medium will propel itself into art history.
Kid Zoom, Rembrandt with a Spray Can, represents the future of this movement. - RON ENGLISH
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