I was invited to paint the facade of a youth center. Instead of sketching out my own letters I asked the kids at the center to hand write the phrase ‘You Got My Back‘ and I then took one of their letter styles and painted it large onto the wall with my own colors and extra touches. The piece gives value to something handwritten, even if it’s the handwriting of a child that people might dismiss as messy or useless. In these letters I saw experimentation and innocence.
"An old tobacco factory in Madrid seemed like the perfect place to do a proper (and properly sized) tribute to the classic Optimo Sign, with smoke and all. This piece is very personal as it talks a lot about where I come from and the influences in my work but at the same time it gives an optimistic word to those who might not know the context behind the piece."