come meet the InkFam

Firstly, please introduce yourselves.
Rizah Potgieter, aka Prefix66
Bob D, aka Bob Skull

Where does your tag names come from?
Oxford Dictionary

How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?
Prefix66 – a rocket scientist who happens to paint.
BobD – Sm-Art-ass

How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?
Prefix66 – I’ve been drawing ever since, never thought of stopping. It is what it is, I am my own universe.
Bob D – First seeing art, then trying it and now living it.

How did you guys meet? Did you guys have an equal obsession with graffiti, or did one of you get the other one hooked?
We linked on social media (spacebook), we painted and exhibited together in Cape Town a bunch of times, we’ve been working on the structure of InkFam since then.

Tell us more about your typical day.
Prefix66 – Wake up, Yawn, coffee, Workout, Sketch, Paint, Eat, Read, Play games, Watch something mind-blowing, sleep. Outdoors ; Paint, Eat Water.
BobD – Eat, Paint, Eat, Draw, Eat….. Repeat

Street art is mostly a visually stimulating form of art. To add one more sense to it, what music would you pick to accompany your art work?
Prefix66 – Anything I like or that gives the audience a sense of direction to the piece. I listen to all genres that depending which way the wind blows.
BobD – Boom Bap Hip Hop.

Tell us about the InkFam.
We are friends that became family via good vibes, we also paint and enjoy long, romantic walks on the beach… Hahahahahaha. All jokes aside though, InkFam crew is something worth paying attention to.
We have InkFam in Ghana and throughout South Africa.

What are your roles in Inkfamous Crew?
We share the responsibilities within the crew

Is there a specific thought or message you would like to pass to our audience out there?
Bless up

What you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?
Most liquid refreshment is good.

What is the hardest part while working on a piece of art?
Remembering where the nozzles or brushes are

Which city is the most inspiring for you?
Cape Town

Prefix66, do you have any secrets you would like to share with us?
Yes, I’m 32

What makes you want to continue to paint?
So many empty walls and surfaces still to fill.

Do you think that what you guys do is more genuine than what a lot of other writers do these days?
Nah it isn’t a contest, all art is awesome and we as Inkfam like collaborating with any artists

BobD, tell us about your recent travels to Uganda?
I’m currently working on a solar farm project, but as luck of the draw has it I’m also painting, touring and making new friends

What are your goals for 2017? What do you have planned?
Working on the structure of the crew, paint and survive. Oh did I mention paint?

Most embarrassing moments?
Forgetting the paint for a gig.

What can we expect from the InkFam?
Big Things, and some real change

What is your best piece of advice to a young graffiti artist?
Get educated. Know yourself!!!

Facebook: Rizah Potgieter | Facebook: Bobd Skull

Instagram: @prefix66 | Instagram: @inkfamousbobd

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