YOK : AM
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
I draw pictures of Gargoyles, most of my characters are based on gargoyles, I don't write anything just characters. I grew up in Perth and after a trip to London and Barcelona became interested in painting. Ayems taught me how.
How did you choose your tag, any special meaning?
Yok had no meaning so I wanted my work to give it a meaning. I've since found out it means to disagree in Turkey, and it's Jewish slang for an Aussie, and has something to do with food in Thai.
How did you get in to graffiti?
I loved seeing people's work popping up on the street so started trying out my own. And thanks to Ayems.
What is it that you love about graffiti that keeps you writing?
People experimenting doing new things, surprising you with a twist to their style and doing things they haven't tried before.
Tell us about your style and how it has developed over the years.
It's pretty Looney Tunes cartoon-like I guess, quite basic, bold, I try to keep the number of lines to a minimum, with a bit of an evil undertone.
Who have been your major influences?
Paint brand of choice
Belton I guess, with a Dulux fill, Sabotaz has some different colours.
Cap of choice
NY/ Grey dot
What music motivates you to paint?
For some reason it always seams to be slow, down beat kinda stuff. I have been trying to listen to new music lately. I just won some CD's for drawing a picture of Chuck Norris, they are doing the job at the moment.
Memorable mission moment
When a policeman fell off the roof in Sydney (only a small fall but funny).
Any tips you're willing to share to the next generation of writers?
Anything else to add?
Check out www.theyok.com