Art transpires in many different ways. The way in which it is delivered is never exactly the same for each and every individual, but some stand out in their delivery more than others. A New York based graffiti artist, Neckface keeps things ‘dark and deep’, his surroundings and roots contributing to the production of some of the most brilliantly macabre and miscreant works imaginable.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Nasty Neckface and I was born at a young age.
What was your childhood like?
My childhood was fucking awesome, it was very carefree. I have a lot of brothers so I grew up breaking windows, doorbell ditching and climbing shit. Just trouble making. I’m always in trouble, but it’s so much fun.
Did you always want to become an artist?
When I was younger the teacher asked the class what everyone wanted to be when we grew up, she said we could be whatever we wanted. All the other kids said the same dumb shit, fireman, policeman, doctor, etc… When the teacher finally asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told her that I wanted to be a t-rex. I guess I’ve always wanted to fuck shit up.
Your style of work is very dark and deep. Was there something that triggered this?
It’s all I know: dark and deep. That’s how I grew up. When I grew up I used to torture cats just for fun. It’s just natural to me. My family has a very dark sense of humour, so it’s natural that I’m like that.