Hello My Name Is: Prins Oner

Name: Prins oner/Hector103
Crew: BIB, ODB, DT & LO
City/Country: Odense, Denmark
When did you start writing? I started back in 85-86 sketching, in 1987 i did my first piece.

What’s graffiti for you?
Graffiti is everything, its brought me new friendships allover the world, its keeps me young, and its like a get away to the daily life.

Definitely the old New York scene.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
I live in Odense city, the city of the famous fairytale writer H. C. Andersen, 3rd biggest city in Denmark, the graffiti scene is very small, guess only 15-20 active writers, mostly youngsters, but a few friends from way back still writes too, 30 years after.

What keeps you still writing?
I kept painting all these years to develop my style, and getting better. And the social life, between writers means a lot to me.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
Funny story cuz, i used to be an martial arts instructor, and i guess, some youngsters at my age, confronted me, stepped up and wanted to fight me in the club, back in the 80s. The outcome could have ended up very badly, but we became friends, and they showed me “Style Wars” & the Danish book “Dansk Wildstyle Graffiti”… And thats how i started and still do, and my friends from the club, stopped writing, many years ago.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
I think today, the new generation of writers, are Lucky they got youtube and all sorts of internet guidelines, and they can become very skill full technicians – fast…, but sometimes the lettering basics, flow… lacks. They should make a lot of sketching, before they go out, painting, but thats my opinion. Also to much hate and disrespect, its to easy today, hiding in your’e home, behind the screen. Back in the days, you would go out and battle it out….

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Take care of my wife, children, friends and my window cleaner company…

How would you describe your style?
I try to do different styles, but my style must be Semi-wildstyle.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
Yes it was a punk character i did under a bridge, got busted the very first time, i went out painting, the fine/ticket were around 40$, and I still have it… 31 years after.

Future plans?
Try to become even better than yesterday, maybe do more burners in the future, and meet a lot of new friends all over.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Yes, of course…

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Making plans.. To the Next project.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
I Think they got skills, but a lot of em are to lazy, Cant cope with the OG’s.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The Best aspect is you can make a lot of friends, earn respect, get recognition.
The worst.. bad energy, haters, jealousy.

Who do you paint for?
My self, and People Who likes wut i do…

What writers have inspired you?
The old Danish kings like RensSabe and of course the legends from USA like SkemeDusterCes.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Well if i’m together with friends, a whole weekend painting, i need to think on something else.. a couple of days..

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
I Hope they like it, i’ve been working hard for the last 3 decades, and got no plans stopping.

Spray Paint:
City: Odense
Markers/pens: Posca
Surface: Concrete
Cap: New York Fatcap

Instagram: @prins_oner

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