Graeme Brusby aka Xenz
INTRODUCING XENZ (UK)
Tune in tonight on Radio Tenthaus on interfm.no or 105,8FM.British street artist Xenz joins long-time friend and collaborator James Finucane of Street Art Oslo in the Radio Tenthaus studio for a musical odyssey that charts his journey from the streets of Hull in northern England to Rome via Edinburgh, Bristol and London.
Expect hip-hop and house classics; deep insight into the roots of the UK graffiti and street art scene; and contributions from a stellar cast of peers including graffiti legend Petro and fellow TCF crew member Paris, among others.Xenz (Graeme Brusby, b. 1974) is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and has worked as an artist for 30 years. He started painting graffiti at just 14-years-old, inside the derelict warehouses of Hull, England. Gradually, he has developed a completely distinctive and experimental style, where he uses spray cans to paint landscapes inhabited by birds and butterflies. He has lived in Bristol where he painted alongside members of the renowned graffiti crew TCF, as well as artists such as Banksy and Inkie. He has participated in exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Miami, New York, Basel, Ibiza, New Delhi and Sydney.
For the past year and a half he has been living in Rome.James Finucane is a writer, curator, producer and artist specializing in street and public art. He is the founder of Desire Lines and Street Art Oslo, platforms dedicated to producing and disseminating street art and its associated movements in Oslo and the surrounding region, and co-founder of Subvertising Norway, a non-profit collective of artists, activists and designers dedicated to questioning who has the power and authority to communicate messages and create meaning in public space.