Interview w/ Murdoc

Murdoc is a talented Sydney-based artist who focuses mainly on stencil street art. He kindly answered my questions regarding his street art journey and shared his exciting future plans with Street Art Rat.
Enjoy the interview!

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~ By Murdoc ~

Where were you born and how did you start doing graffiti/street art?
I was born in Australia and spent most my life living in Sydney.
I started writing Graffiti around the age of 14 or so, I knew some older guys in a crew that everyone loved in our area. I really liked what they were doing and I got hooked.

How did your work develop? I see that nowadays you focus almost exclusively on stencils.
My transition from traditional “graffiti” to “street art” was mainly a way to portray a stronger message in my art. I got sick of writing my name(s) on a wall, and stenciling sped things up in the street. I was never the quickest at painting so I decided to switch things up.

Have you been criticized for your street art, since you often portray social and political issues?
Not really, everyone has responded pretty well. I try not to get too deep on that side of things, but I definitely still try to talk about or question things I don’t agree with. As everyone should.

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~ By Murdoc ~

What or who inspires you?
Some big inspirations of mine would be Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Blek Le Rat, Banksy, Basquiat just to name a few. Anyone doing inspiring things and not driven by identity or ego.

What do you think about Banksy and his work?
I think he is great, very clever with how he controls his image and the art he creates, he is a big inspiration of mine. I guess my only problem with the “Banksy Phenomenon” is the die-hard fans boxing stencil artists together and calling them copies, without taking a look at Blek Le Rat and other Pioneers. Not to take anything away from Banksy, he is one of the greats and always will be.

Do you have any favorite street artists?
I really like Pejac, Kidult, Os Gemeos, Lister, Lush sux. These probably would have to be my favorite as of late, they are all doing great things and are very talented.

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~ By Murdoc ~

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Last Christmas

Stencil piece by Igor Dobrowolski titled “Last Christmas” from last December (2016).
The piece can be found at the East Side Gallery wall in Berlin, Germany.

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~ By Igor Dobrowolski ~ Berlin, Germany – Photo: igordobrowolski.com

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~ By Igor Dobrowolski ~ Berlin, Germany – Photo: igordobrowolski.com

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~ By Igor Dobrowolski ~ Berlin, Germany – Photo: igordobrowolski.com

Click the link bellow to read our recent interview with Igor!
> Meet Igor Dobrowolski <


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It Must Be The Abs

Stencil piece by Polish artist Igor Dobrowolski titled “Sick Future” found at the Berlin Wall in Germany. This work is a series of stencils relating to social media. Dobrowolski likes to depict the bad sides of humans and draw attention to social and political issues.

“There are many topics that I try to move in my work, or maybe the topics move me, such as death, depression, war, problems of the poor and homeless, addiction, narcissism, lack of empathy.”
– Igor Dobrowolski

This is how I found the piece two days ago. And below is a better shot right after it was finished.


~ By Igor Dobrowolski ~ Photo: boredpanda.com


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By Goin

Stencils by French artist Goin.

~ By Goin ~ Bad Apple, Bristol, UK – Photo: urbanshit.de

~ By Goin ~ Heartbreaker on church – Amsterdam, Holland – Photo: urbanshit.de

~ By Goin ~ Photo: urbanshit.de

~ By Goin ~ Lyon, France – Photo: urbanshit.de


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Secret Message

New collaborative mural by Mexican artist Said Dokins and French artist Monkey Bird titled “Le message secret” in Bordeaux, France organized by Pole Magnetic Street Art Bordeaux.

The artists said that this work creates a relationship between geometry and text as a poetic knowledge.

‘On one hand, Monkey Bird with their stencils, allude to the ancient ‘platonic solids’ and create a series of unfinished characters like ‘guardians of knowledge’. On the other hand is Said Dokins who uses his own calligraphy style and medieval letters to talk about the idea of eternal return, inscribing texts that refer to the possibilities and limitations of philosophy and the importance of the text as a legacy of the consciousness through time.

These reminiscences of the old antique prints of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Renaissance statuary and medieval forms of calligraphy and the appearance of unfinished buildings or in ruins, creates several reflections about our human condition, where the awareness and knowledge are in a state of permanent construction.’*


Some of the texts that can be read on the wall are fragments of the philosopher Walter Benjamin:

“Knowledge comes only in lightning flashes. The text is the long roll of thunder that follows”

“Like ultraviolet rays memory shows to each man in the book of life a script that invisibly and prophetically glosses the text”

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