October 25, 2023
Kater has a black book collection that could rival a library and he makes some dope timelapse reels of his pieces as they are in process. In it they show how he creates his layers. He grew up in a neighborhood with a lot of old writers so letters became a main focal point in his pieces although he still really loves doing characters for him letters are where it's at. We asked him a few questions and were lucky to get an interview with him:
1. Was there art in your life before graffiti?
◼️Early on there were older writers in my neighborhood that I saw around me. Mostly self-taught but I also had crew mates that had a great influence overall.
2. What got you into letters in graffiti?
◼️Overall letters are what I grew up seeing mainly on trains. I was interested in trying to understand how letters form together and make a piece. There were also characters, but I loved letters!
3. On your bad days how do you stay motivated?
◼️When I’m not feeling motivated, I usually flip through my old sketchbooks and photos of paintings that I have done in the past. I usually look at ways I can improve and upgrade the letters that I have previously painted.
4. Do you have any advice to beginners?
◼️Patience and focus!!! Try to master your craft as much as you can, also Be open to suggestions. Don’t let it sway you away from what you love doing.
Kater does design and personalized commission work like this shirt below for Tycoon Screen Printing @Tycoonscreenprinting
5. Are there any tools or art supplies you wish you knew about or had when you first started?
◼️Tools that I would have loved to have were some sketchbooks and markers. Some of my favorite markers and brands currently are Posca, Copics, Stylefile, Montana, Molotow outliners, Spectrum Noir, micron, and Steadliners. I have used them all for years.
6. Is there a story behind your name?
◼️Not really, I just made a name where I used the letters to balance them self out. The letters are similar like K and R the T balances it out in the middle.
7. Are there any other forms of art you get down on outside this style?
◼️Some digital art but not much though. I make paintings of characters for fun on canvases and commissions for people as requested.
To learn more about Kater, purchase work, collaborate or commission a piece visit his Instagram handle: @Rakotaa__
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"Gosto de usar cores vivas porque, em meio ao caos, ter uma arte colorida expressiva chama a atenção e desperta esses bons sentimentos nas pessoas. Minha intenção é não só influenciar as pessoas no grafite, mas também as crianças que estão descobrindo coisas novas."
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