Bu50 aka Abdullah Bukhamseen [Kuwait]


When and how did you first become interested in art/graffiti?

I first began to be interested in art when i was 5 years old and i used to scribbles on any random paper around and later on when i became around 15 years old i saw graffiti street art for the first time in my trip to Paris i became more interested in graffiti because the idea of large scale drawing really fascinated me especially the techniques and soul that graffiti embodies.

Which artist influenced you?

A lot of artists that in my opinion really stood out in the graffiti scene such as Elseed, Digital Does, Can2, Hownosm, Sofles and Augustine Kofie

What style is your work?

My Style is Definitely Graffiti.

What influences your artwork?

A big part of my influences is architecture, because of it being my major it does affect my graffiti style

What do your pieces usually focus on?

They usually focus on freeform shapes that aren’t necessarily a word, just a collision and balance of shapes.

Where your work is usually located?

I try to keep my work legal, so unless i have permission or a commission i just practice at home

Do you find it difficult to do your work in the streets?

Yes, it is difficult because there isn’t a space that allows graffiti artists to practice their work and drawing on a wall without permission is illegal.

Have you ever had problems with authority because of your artwork?

 Yes, because it is hard for them to recognize the difference between art and vandalism.

How long have you been a street artist?

I have been a graffiti artist for 4 years now

Have you ever collaborated with other artists?

Yes, i have done collaborations with Yousef “JoeGraffi”, Ali “Kelsix”, Monstariam, Abdullah “Nizzy”, Hamed “Raven”.