Nekst "Rolling" Print Release on 1xRUN
Today 1xRUN offers their latest release, a 14 x 20 inch archival pigment print of a photograph of the notorious bomber Nekst in action doing a massive roller in Detroit, where the printshop is based. Coinciding with the print release 1xRUN interviewed the allusive graffiti artist, inquiring about the background behind the image he chose for the print as well as his influences as an artist. Scroll down to read an excerpt from the interview and click here to purchase the print now.
Nekst Makes His 1xRUN Debut With Rolling
1xRUN: Tell us a bit about the original piece, when was it done and with what materials? Is it still for sale?
Nekst: The actual painting was done in June of 2012. It’s in Detroit off the I-94 freeway. I picked that location for everyone coming from the west and all the arrivals from the airport. My work has always been about scale and visibility. It is difficult to have those ideas represented in a way that is marketable. I decided a photograph of my work in progress could give the environment, scale, and narrative better than any illustration, or painting alone. The painting was done with black and silver Rustoleum Exterior Oil based paint. Everything has its price. You’ll have to talk to the building owner.
1xRun: How long did this piece take? What is unique about this piece?
Nekst: 4 hours give or take. I really like the silver making it all the way down the wall in some places. It was not a safe place to work. Gunshots pretty regular…prostitutes SUPER regular…The freeway is right there and there is not a lot of places to go if the police hit that corner. (pictured below)
1xRun: Why should people buy this piece/print?
Nekst: This gives a little view into my world and is a way for people to support work that is not for sale but needs to continue.
1xRun: Describe the piece/print in one gut reaction word.
Click here to read the rest of the interview and to purchase “Rolling” by Nekst…