Recently I have been plugging the work of a good friend of mine Gary Silipa a lot - and on Saturday the 15th September we are showing together, along with good friend Elliot Francis Stewart in the One Fifty exhibition. Gary and I initially met through a mutual love of graffiti and naturally, because he stood out as an artist and person he became a highly valuable member of our crew TMD. I’ve shared two flats and studios with this guy and done the majority of my travel abroad with him as well. Over the years he has played such a vital role in a good number of my projects - always able to offer an alternative view or insight I may have missed. I have also watched him evolve from Ryze the graffiti writer to Gary Silipa the artist. This has been quite a journey to witness with it’s fair share of drama and inner turmoil but ultimately the works he is making today are a true testament of a life really lived. Here is a conversation he and I shared recently, talking about this journey and decoding the art work that he is making today.
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