The Streets Speak: Chapa 182
What’s in a name, particularly yours?
Chapa, my birth name, or Chapa 182
How long you been writing?
I’ve been an artist since I was a scallywag, but writing since ‘92. I started Hyroglifx Krew…182
How long you been doing those art boards?
The art boards, or panel project, got started in ’99. I was the only one doing this in Houston. Before that I used to stencil and wheat-paste early ’97 to ‘98.
How long do the panels usually ride?
Not long. People take them. Thanx. Free marketing, you can say.
You see them as different, conceptually, from regular graffiti?
Yes. Nothing to do with graff. More art graff is straight aerosol. Spray paint. This is found art, public art, guerilla art, a new concept but I still write graff and paint and sculpt.
You mind if I steal one? Just kidding. Sort of.
Naw, man. Collect them all if you give ‘em away. That’s why I do this. Yeah, go for it.
When: August 27, 2007
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