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I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Bristol celebrates its overground talent

The Royal West of England Academy has brought together Bristol's graffiti and urban artists for a show (on display until May 2009.)

Bristol has been a significant contributor to the global graffiti scene since the early eighties, bringing together UK artists like Goldie, New York artists like Bio and Brim from TAT Cru and spawning many prominent artists of its own like 3D, Inkie, Nick Walker and Banksy.

All aboard The news of the event might seem like the establishment has missed the boat a little, after all this exhibition will be discussing something that has gone so mainstream its in Sotheby's auction houses now. Yet it is important to get a platform to discuss this artform. I only hope that there might come a permanent collection somewhere in Bristol, a bit like Amsterdam has the Van Gogh Museum and Liverpool has The Beatles Museum.

Made me laugh The public transport instructions took me back a decade: "Just across the roundabout (via the pedestrian subway) from the Bus Station, the number 1,2,8,9,41,42,43 buses stop outside Debenhams and run to Queens Road."

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