1. Tell us who you are, how you came about your name, what crews you rep and how long you have been writing?
I write Pixote . I chose that name inspired on the brazilian movie from the early 80s called Pixote its about a true story of a street kid life. Pixote = Rebel child . The only crew i rep its TWD thats my family TIL WE DIE eventhough im down with alot graffiti writers from different crew here in NY like Smart Crew, DMS and BTM . I write Pixote since 2005 but ihve been always into graff since i was 10 years old back in Brazil i used to change names alot but Pixote is the name i pushed it all the way…
2. Who was your biggest influence when coming up?
I think Nov York, Sacer (rip), Rambo, Katsu and Dr sex. In Brazil the pixação is the most beautiful thing i have seen in the streets .
3. Favourite 5 pieces of all time and why –
Hard to answer this one but i love Petro stuff and my boy Pilchi from Italy .
4. Favourite city and why ?
I love my cities Rio de Janeiro and New York . They are both big cities with alot of actions i like living in a fast mode .
5. Favourite food / drink /?
I love food good food i eat it all . Dont really drink that much but i like a little beer here and there or wine .
6. Biggest vice ?
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7. Biggest Gripe ?
8. Favourite shoe?
Im not attached to material things i wear any shoes i dont give a fuck they will all get paint eventually .
9. Favourite 5 tracks ?
Hard question but i will name as it comes to my head without thinking too much muddy waters rollin stone , Jimi Hendrix little wing, janes Joplin summertime , dead Kennedys holiday in cambodia, joy division she lost control.
10. Favorite tool of the trade and why?
Rollers, Extinguisers , Spray cans, mops and toll bags haha
11. Favorite handstyle ?
Cant think of one to name it now ohhhh the king Basquiat !!!
12. 3 people you would love to have a pint with and why?
I would love to go back in time and have a pint of beer with Jimi Hendrix he was definetely a messenger here dalai lama but i would have a tea and not a beer it would be so special and Tom Jobim one of the greatest brazilian composers of all times .
13. Any writer you think that duznt get enough shine?
14. Can you give us a brief run down on TWD and what you guys are about?
Me and Sabio started the crew , like yo we are bringing some different to table so we decided to call it Til We Die bc its about our lifes everything we do … TWD is a warrior spirit from up there we are only warriors on the field putting work and keep the legacy alive .
15. Last time you were caught doing something ?
I have only being caught a couple times for writing Pixote i dont wanna talk about the times i got caught what counts its when u do it n you dont get caught ! Boooom be a ninja !
16. 5 things that are within arms reach of where you are right now?
Paper pen makers and some irish tea with a lil milk n sugar.
17. what would u grab from your burning house?
I dont talk about things like that my house will never burn and if it burns it was meant to be burnt and i will build everything up from scratch .
18. 3 things to do before you die ?
I only have one , its to leave my work my art and my legacy to the world to be remembered for the next generation .
19. What are you interested in outside of graf?
My whole thing is to leave a message to the world in my graff in my art or whatever i do ! As an artist we have big tools of communication so its important to use them in a positive way … I will keep on my mission til I die …
20. Any upcoming projects- shouts – final words !
I dont stop so its coming one after the other plz pay attention for up coming things … Last thing dont overthink about life or compare urself to others just look deep into your heart and you will find the true you and what u are here for …
Keep up to date with Pixote via his instagram : @themrpix