In Taiwan, Graffiti and Street Art are quickly expanding subcultures. If you are an artist looking for places to buy graffiti art supplies in Taiwan and paint walls this article may be of use to get started. Here I will point out where to buy MTN, and other brands such as PP (taiwanese spray paint) and On The Run markers.
Where to find graffiti art supplies in Taipei.
The licensed MTN dealer and the legal walls in Taipei city are run by the same team; Citymarx. The graffiti hall of fame in Taipei is located in Ximen Ding (also known as ‘ximen') . The map below shows how to get there. Unlike european legal walls where you can just paint anything anytime the graffiti walls in Ximen are run by Citymarx crew. This does not mean that you need to be extremely good at painting but it’s more of a management that takes care of everybody's art and allows your wall to stay up for a fair amount of time.
臺北市電影主題公園 Taipei Cinema Park. To arrange an appointment for buying MTN spraypaint, go to www.facebook.com/citymarx , send a text before you are coming down. If you do not have facebook you can also come in the afternoon and ask around for Jimmy or MTN paint, there is a huge sculpture of Godzilla made out of recycled spraycans, the office behind it usually has CITYMARX members willing to help. We have all colours in stock all year round. If you want to paint in this hall of fame you can ask a CITYMARX member for a spot, this is to prevent unwanted tension among other artists and to keep the fresh walls untouched for a while. For more info: www.citymarx.com
My first 30 minutes in Hong Kong I was quite overwhelmed. I wasn’t sure if all this infrastructure was really possible or if I was to wake up and it was all a dream. It’s not easy to compare this city with another since it is such a mix of countries, cultures, continents and different infrastructures. The journey to find a descent spot brought us to hidden spots like the www.dirty-panda.com graffiti supplies, to find some MTN 94 that i used on the rooftop of Pantone C (www.pantonegraffiti.com). It wasn’t my first time to find a legal spot on a rooftop since I had a similar experience in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and in Osaka Japan. It somehow gives a feeling of peace and serenity to be on top of the city with only the sky above you, the wall in front of you, the smell of paint, the city sounds of sirens, crazy rush hour horns and buzzing traffic. I was limited in time and I felt like putting up my citymarx www.citymarx.com and www.biki90.nlfriends up as well as my name so I decided to rock another e2e graffiti spaceship in a black and blue galaxy.
#graffiti #hong kong #fleks #spaceship #e2e #mtn #pantone #dirty panda #rooftop #street art #biki90 #citymarx
A travel program on german television asked Citymarx to do an interview about Taiwanese graffiti and street art, so we decided to extend the wall with my graffiti spaceship of two weeks before. It was a sunday afternoon well spent! I took care of the background, while Joker did a Citymarx piece and Bio rocked a science fiction graffiti tattoo manga character. Wang kept the host Betty busy with her first graffiti experience and introduction to the scene.
Stoked and excited I was to be commissioned for a custom robot sculpture for my dutch graffiti friend Moker (MO crew) in Amsterdam. As i recently received his response he was very happy with this custom robot sculpture and the robot is now part of his robot collection in Holland.
As Moker stands for sledge hammer in dutch I equipped this custom graffiti robot with a large sledge hammer in it’s left hand and cmyk felt pen containers on it’s back that have tubes to the spray can on it’s robotic right arm. The graffiti robots are the perfect gift for graffiti artists that share the love for graffiti, steampunk, cyberpunk and robots. The particles that i use as bricks for these robots are recycled electronics, gundam parts, copper wire, graffiti supplies and several mounting tools. Most important element to build these recycle robots is imagination and a understanding of robot anatomy so it will balance and stand strong.
As Citymarx members, we were representing at the Converse S/S 2015 collection expo party last Tuesday which had some crazy new models and some exclusive sneakers on display. I was very happy to check out the FUTURA sneakers. Besides the booze and food they had some goodies for the ones wearing their sneakers at the event; a photo frame with a crisp sharp print of a photo of your pair of Converse sneakers!
During the weekend I transformed a part of the Ximen Ding street art area into a graffitied space station called Citymarx with a Citymarx graffiti spaceship. In the future people often think of spaceships as transportation methods, so since graffiti has always been expanding as a art form there will also be futuristic graffiti on the spaceships.
#Imaginary art #future art #Ximen Ding #citymarx taipei #Ximen movie park #graffiti scene in Taipei #FLEKS
We started friday night in Taipei, NEO Studio’s for a Casio G-shock watch promotion party with a Hiphop flavour. The Citymarx crew was invited since our allies DEBE and BOUNCE took care of the graffiti element in this gig. They spray painted two huge Models of the G-shock watch and gave it a really cool look. It was a great night with an afterparty after the afterparty after after after….
#Casio #G-shock #G-live Partry shock the world 2015 #VIP invitation #VIP guest #Neo Studio #Neo 19 Taipei
A mural about video game Fallout was the idea of my friend DEST in 2009. Eventually we ended up collaborating in this Fallout graffiti theme on many walls including Eindhoven, Boston and Toronto. The cool thing is that the video game is all about future, history and decay with a twist, which is what graffiti is all about as well. Decay creates a stage to perform from so we always adjusted the color and styles of the wall towards the general direction of the specific Fallout character.
#fallout #DEST #Graffiti all over the world #our future #graffiti #FLEKS
This wall was a moment I remember well. For 5 days in the late summer I spent the entire day on the rooftop of 5 Pointz in Queens. New York has always been the Mekka for graffiti and this location used to be the place to be for street and graffiti artists. The opportunity given by Meres one and his crew to repaint an entire production by myself was awesome. The piece is an improved remake of my "graffiti machine" that I painted in 2010 in Eindhoven. I transformed it into a vending machine with a keyboard that creates the piece trough robotic arms. A year after painting this piece it showed up in the set of hollywood blockbuster "Now You See Me". As of August 2014, 5 Pointz was in the process of being torn down. Rest in Piece 5 Pointz, we had a great time.
@Meres #5 pointz #New Yor Graffiti #In memory of 5 pointz #now you see me