THOMAS STØNJUM © 04.05.00
You go under
several names and crews, please give a short personal introduction
of yourself and what you write:
do mostly Hovs/Hov stuff these days eventhough people may know me
under other names. My main crew and family is BEA/251, but not to
be forgotten is the ASS crew.
to me like you paint alot in Denmark eventhough you live in Norway.
Why is that and how are the two countries compared to each other?
is like my second home. BEA and ASS are both originally Danish crews,
and that makes painting there just as normal as painting in Norway.
I feel that Denmark is a bit more "free-minded" in rules,
systems and the way of looking at graffiti. I really love it there,
but for other reasons I also love to live in Norway. Reasons like
our beautiful girls and nature are some of them.
seems to be attracted to cowboy culture. Is it a joke or serious
take it as you like, why be serious all the time, but its all part
of the BEASS mentality. But you got to agree that girls look good
in cowboy hats and boots.
is a pretty small country, and a lot of the Norwegians travel to
other places to gain recognition. Do you travel a lot too?
traveled a lot too, but not for gaining recognition. I've done it
mostly to see new places, experience other cultures etc. But ofcourse
to have your name rolling on steel or painted on a wall in another
country gives you a special feeling. And what other Norwegians have
done in other countries definitely is worth recognition.
Do you have
a favourite city?
I like the city Zurich, but also other cities are cool. It's all
about what kind of friend and experiences I get from each city.
Other places to mention are Zwolle, Paris and Brighton.
graffiti - what do you think of the evolution graffiti is having?
Thinking about styles and techniques that are being developed all
the time - what do you like and dislike?
pretty much inspired by the oldschool NYC writers. To me graffiti
is all about letters, readable letters. I'm not a fan of complexed
wildstyles and 3d styles; the only one I like of 3d writers is Delta.
In one way its great too see that graffiti goes other ways, but
people seem to forget the origins of graffiti. There's alot of new
kids out there painting, but to be honest I haven't seen much I
like, the kids out there copy styles way too much.