I interviewed the two finalists for the “Sprite uncontainable” competition.
Live Magazine: What motivated you to enter the Sprite Uncontainable Competition?
Dane- Stops: I was told about it by friends, and my motivation was that I really enjoy painting.
Dokter: It was basically word of mouth and through friends
Live Magazine: How has the journey of this competition been this far?
Dane-Stops: My journey has been great. I would say the semi-finals was the highlight for me. Also just going to Johannesburg and hanging out with the judges.
Dokter: All good experience. The fact that sprite gives you this great platform to produce your art to the world.
Live Magazine: Give us a brief review of your style of Graffiti
Dane- Stops: My style of Graffiti is 3D letters. Through the pass years and studying my art became more organic shaped,realistic reference and hard edges and geometric.
Dokter: My style is graphic key lines, comic style character and very colourful.
Live Magazine: If you were to win the competition, what do you hope to gain from it and what would you bring back to the South African Graffiti community.
Dane-stops: a) Not to only gain experiences in my own art form, but how the same thing is happening on their places.
b) I have no idea yet what I’ll bring back to South Africa and my Graffiti community, but my experiences.
Dokter: a)To win would be a great deal. Represent as much of Durban and South Africa as possible, show Durban especially what their support means to me.
b) Its quite hectic and each one has there own experiences, but my main objective would be positivity and key essences.
Live Magazine: What would winning the Sprite Uncontainable Competition mean to you and your career?
Dane- Stops: This would mean a lot, just knowing what the prize is worth. This is also a chance to experience the birth of Hip Hop.
Dokter: A dream of mine, I can’t really justify my feelings. It would be a great experience.