SR.X has a background in illustration and graphic design that he studied in Spain. He is from Galicia, where there is really not that much street art, only graffiti. He started to paint only by
chance. He was in a house party where there was acetate paper lying around and a can of paint, so he traced the profile of a model in a magazine cover to cut his first stencil. He liked it so
much he repeated it in different walls. Then he developed the idea further using his computer, with no particular aim but having fun. He found it an incredible way to express what he carried
within, it was liberating and he was having a great time. He gradually improved his technique and then continued with canvas and gallery work.
He is a reserved guy that thinks he doesn’t particularly express himself well verbally, or more like he doesn’t really like chatting that much, so he let his images do the talking for him.
Frequently he uses humour as a good way to fight against injustice and negative feelings. He is particularly concerned about social justice and all the negative events going on in the world
nowadays. His are messages that people can relate to. This is a necessity, almost a therapy for him, but due to the current events in the world it becomes increasingly difficult to use funny
Before moving to London two years ago, back in Spain he was in a permanent state of frustration and anger, as pretty much the whole country. Things have improved in the UK as he is less aware of
what’s going on back home.
Initially his family wasn’t happy with the fact he was doing what main still consider vandalism, but when they saw his works and how respectful he is with people’s property and the law they
realised it was a worthwhile cause. Now his mum is his number 1 fan on Facebook! . He misses the fact he never had a crew or people to go tagging with. This made the whole learning process a
little slower at the time of learning new techniques or developing a style.
“In street art, the only thing you need is the willingness to do it. You can use paper tissues, crochet… there are really no rules”. Right now he is working as designer in a graphic design
company which clients are big multinationals in the entertainment industry, but his plans for this year are to start painting intensively. He just moved to a new live-work space in a Brixton
school. His works are owned by collectors in America, Germany, Spain and UK.