Reach Wca is an Australian graffiti writer known for trying to stay true to the basic concepts and expand on ideas originated by graffiti pioneers from Melbourne, New York and around the world.
He got involved in painting in the late 80’s when Melbourne was at its peak, inspired by art from around the world, from painting to sculpture, architecture, photography, graffiti and street art. It was that generation of writers that inspired him and set in motion his passion to paint letters. He started piecing and developing his style and after countless hours studying and drawing he started progressing and developing the foundations of his own style.
He has been actively creating art and painting murals and pieces for many years, concentrating on different letter styles, color, perspective and design.
When he started out he never really imagined graffiti could grow and develop into what it has today. The styles and ideas have changed throughout the years, the rules and boundaries are gone and now anything goes as far as style is concerned. It’s now over 20 years since then and in that time he has worked passionately in a variety of styles and mediums, which include piecing and painting large scale productions walls, characters, pen and ink sketches, perspective drawing, canvass work, collages and 3D graffiti. As an artist he has always attempted to evolve and progress in style and technique and push himself to try new ideas, concepts and styles.
He is a firm believer in “Graffiti as an art form”.
“I’ve always seen graffiti as an art that has no limits. Graffiti, typography, calligraphy, sign writing and graphic design are all based around the use of lettering. The art of piecing is all about the style and flow of letters. Warping and twisting letters into 3 dimensional forms through the use of perspective, color and shading, using letters in simple and minimal ways or taking them to extremes through abstraction and wildstyle,” explains artists on his website.
These days he is mainly concentrated on larger scale production walls, Semi wildstyle pieces and 3D graffiti art. He finds 3D and perspective the most interesting to paint because it pushes him to think of new ways to view letters.
He is lucky to have been involved heavily in the Melbourne Graffiti and Hip Hop scene over the 20+ years and have seen it develop from an underground movement of passionate teenagers expressing their art. No magazines, mobile phones, Internet or email. To what is today.
He lives in Melbourne.
|2012||DISCOMBOBULATE Exhibition||Cold Krush Store Gallery, Adelaide||Group|
|2007||Reach Wca||Break North, Melbourne||Solo|
|2005||Brixton Graffic Show||198 Gallery, London||Group|