Slick, born Richard P. Wyrgatsch II, was raised in Hawaii and then moved to Los Angeles when he was 18 years old to pursue a career in commercial art and escape from prosecution for vandalism. It was at OTIS Parsons where he stumbled into his crew K.II.S (Kill to Succeed), one of L.A.’s most respected crews. It may have been his years as an airbrush artist in the 80s, his formal training at Arts Center or just his intuitive sense of dynamic composition that set his work apart from the rest in this fame driven sport we refer to as Bombing.
Third Rail Clothing, Fuct, Shaolin Worldwide and more recently Dissizit! are companies Slick founded. Being that fashion is so closely knitted with the music and motion picture industries, he found himself spray painting on such projects as "Bill and Ted's II", "Charlie's Angels", "Ocean’s 12" as well as Ice T, Ice Cube and Red Hot Chili Peppers videos, just to name a few. He has worked
with everyone from small independent recording artist to some of the biggest fish in the in the Industry.
After all these years, Slick is still bombing. But now it's mostly on canvases for galleries and legal mural commissions worldwide. Proving graff writers never die, they just get bufft.