March 4, 2016

Havoc | Between The Lines: RISK

In The Studio With Legendary Graffiti Writer and ArtistRISK

You can’t talk about Los Angeles graffiti without talking about RISK.

For nearly four decades, Los Angeles-based artist RISK has crushed the streets with the graffiti aesthetics that he helped to pioneer; from highway overpasses to dilapidated buildings, walls, trains and buses. He’s played an insurmountable role in not only solidifying Los Angeles as a graffiti hub, but pioneering a dangerous and beautiful art that has made him one of the most influential figures for subsequent generations of graffiti artists.

Havoc had the opportunity to stop by RISK’s studio last week, where the legendary writer took us through everything from his first tag and early days getting up at Pan Pacific Auditorium andMotor Yard, to making the world his canvas, having the opportunity to work with Michael Jackson and Ice Cube, and his new.