Brus, the Italian Stallion is one of Italy's finest. He is well known for his unique but familiar style, wild colour schemes and great level of detail. He swings his letters like few others on this green earth can, and manages a cleanliness on all surfaces that few can even achieve when they take all the time in the world. Truly a gifted man with a can, we give you the Brus interview.
So Brus, where do you call home, and where did the name 'Brus' come from?
Hi guys. I am in Rome, it is here that I come back after every trip. Unfortunately the name comes from a sad story, it is in memory of a friend who has passed away but for this when I paint I put in more passion.
You're one of the finest in the European graffiti scene, but where do you like to travel to? Have you got any favourite locations around the world? And what's your favourite thing about these locations?
Thanks for letting me called one of the best, but I still have a lot of ground to cover. I like to travel anywhere even if America something magical for me, I feel like I'm eternal. I would travel to Japan and also to Australia to tell the truth, I'll see what happens.
When it comes to travel, what do you always have to have with you? Any particular items you always take?
I try to bring the minimum and essential, the important thing is that not lacks a sketchbook, a pen and good and bad intentions, you know what I mean ;)
Your style is super colourful and bright, is there something that influenced you towards this type of graffiti?
We start from the fact that my favourite colour is black, however there is no specific reasons, I like to experiment with colours, maybe one day I will invent one. I like to juxtapose colours that are bad together just to see what effect i gives .... at the end of the colours are in everything we do so it would be a shame not to use them.
What made you start doing graffiti?
My neighborhood was one of the first in my city to produce graffiti, every morning I left to go to school I saw these written and said that one day I would have done it too, it took me quite a while but in the end I did.
Favourite writers? Both from at home and around the world?
I have no one in particular because people change, evolve and then maybe you do not like what he does but most appreciate the style that has always, if I have to make a name can tell you that my friend DMOTE is one of my favourite ever, he knows how to smash.
Who do you think are the most underrated writers?
I do not think they exist, perhaps there are those overrated, but I want to live in peace and do not do names ahahaha! Someone will think I'm one of those, sure ahah ;)
What's your favourite model of train to paint? Are there any particular gems that you enjoy most?
I like private lines, small ones , but in the end everything is fine the important thing is that run.
What's your least favourite place to paint in the world? Do you have any stories of when things went wrong?
If I'm with my dearest friends anywhere is good for drawing but then again, America something magical .... the story more amazing to me is that I started doing graffiti, others are only secondary, it was great the first night, do not ever forget.
If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
I would like to travel around the world and draw as much as possible, and I have other desires that may have little to do with this interview ehehehe.
If you had unlimited money to spend on one thing, what would it be?
I would spend for a single woman, she knows... eheheh ;)
When you're packing your bag to go painting, what's inside?
Just spray, gloves, caps, because the rest is in my mind.
Do you have particular favourite caps/nozzles?
I think the fat cap yellow clash marry great with MTN94, this is my favorite pairing
If not for Graffiti, what would you be doing now?
I think that graffiti would be called by another name, however I have other passions, football and women, those who then a disaster ahahaha
Any shout outs?
Thanks guys for this interview, it was fun.
I greet my fellow travellers "MOAS" crew and many others. A special greeting to the Montana Colors that supporting me, I love you guys. And a hug to you that I do not know if you read this interview, but you know...
Thanks very much for your time Brus, it's been a pleasure! Be sure to stop by the MTN Shop when you come to Sydney some day!
Thanks Guys, much appreciated, I'll come for sure one day, hopefully soon.
Peace! Greetings from Rome !
As you may know, Brus has a MTN Limited Edition can which is coming very soon to MTN Australia, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on our social media platforms and website to make sure you don't miss out on adding it to your collection!
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