Capturing the street on canvas
On our journey with him, it was clear that it would start where it all began. The streets of New York. With a sent of the city and Montana BLACK and Montana GOLD cans a blaze, DMOTE laid down the fundamentals for what was to become a classic graffiti canvas. And this time with the word SHANK. The ACRYLIC markers and ACRYLIC paint refills were out and shaken, at the ready for creating. A full spectrum of colors were used and DMOTE showed no confusion as he grabbed each color instinctually, placing the right color in the right context for a vibrant yet harmonious color scape. With a love of robust round tips, he even turned to the Montana Empty Marker products for various application possibilities. With a refill here and some intricate line work there, we soon saw the style master pull the “SHANK” canvas together. Aerosol faded color, juxtaposed against opaque placements served up accurate linear craftsmanship.
Even for the non graffiti initiated, watching DMOTE create is like an enthralling passage of time travel through the origins and future of graffiti style writing. Regardless of which tool he puts in his hands, something impressive always happens. Take a look for yourself here.
Images & Film by Montana Cans / Jordan Katz