When many men and women think of"Robots Will Kill" they think of your iconic robot character, but there seems to be more to it than that. Can you tell us about the collective? What brought it all together? What unifies the artists, and is there a specific ethos or idea that represents the collective?
Around 2000 I had been going by a different tag and seeking to do more with my canvas job. At that time there was this weird art scene that really wasn't street art and wasn't actually graff but was almost like a sub genre of contemporary art. So I began to attempting and talk to galleries in NYC but they would not even spend the opportunity to check out my slides. Oh come back when you're older." And id just say what does age have to do with artwork. Just have a peek at the job. It really jaded me. So I talked to my friend Kevin who understood about sites and we started talking about launching one for me I had a room to show my job. As we spoke about it I would tell him about the galleries and the way they behaved so we came up with the notion of making a web site that showed artists that were over looked. Stuff like graff, sticker artists and also this new cool thing called street art. We'd say"you wouldn't give us a distance, so we built one". It launched in early 2001. When sites were what we would receive at least 500 graff/art admissions And thousands of unique visitors each day.
I made everything for the website so the robot turned into the logo. And when anybody thought of RWK they thought of my work. But as far as artists associated with RWK it's myself, Kev, Veng, REGA, Mike perish, jos-L, over under, ECB, Flying Fortress, Peeta and JesseRobot. A good deal people have worked together on pieces or walls. After people began thinking of it as a team I wanted it to be a closer knit crew. Not one with a ton of members. Much like members that I knew personally.
Who is your robot character? Does it have a title? Or is it like a military your earning?
He does have a name but I don't use it too much. It's P.O. B.O.Y. That stands for Prosthetic Organic Bot Of Youth.
We see that a lot of"Robots Will Kill" decals, as an artist capable of painting giant walls or landing gallery spaces, why create so many stickers?
Stickers have always been a popular thing for me personally. Even as child from the grocery store when they'd have the sticker vending machine. But I've painted walls for years and have been showing my job over 20years. With that said decals will bring me back to fun times.