I am TakerOne from Budapest, Hungary. I started painting in 2001, and after a few years of doing the classical graffiti and tagging, I shifted my focus to paint only legally, and in an autodidactic way I learned the ins and outs of painting with a spray paint can and working in giant sizes.
I don't particularly like mere "decorations", in the sense that I want my works to exist on their own rights, I want people to stop and say wow when they see my paintings. My goal is to create works that have a great impact on people by their quality and their monumentality, and to beautify our built environment, to make people's lives a bit happier by adding a little color to our gray cities. This is not just generality, I keep recieving heart-warming feedback from people regarding my art, that motivates me a lot.
My base style is photorealism. Strictly technically speaking, I think it is the highest tier in terms of skills, there is more or less nothing impossible for me to realize. It is also something that people generally love to see, and it can be nicely complemented with different design elements, such as the splashes that I'm implementing as signature details into my work, trying using them creatively.
In recent years, thanks to my own travels and invitations to foreign street art festivals, I have been able to create my works in many parts of the world, so I have painted for example in London, New York, Los Angeles, Auckland, and multiple times in Spain and Israel.