Theron’s journey into graffiti began in 1993 when he stumbled upon a captivating tag on his way to high school. It read “Art-S” and left a profound impression on him, igniting a spark of inspiration. Intrigued by this urban art form, he delved into the world of graffiti, experimenting with tagging and sketching. Thus, a new graffiti artist was born. In those days, the internet was not readily available, so Theron had to rely on his own resourcefulness to navigate the realm of graffiti. He eagerly borrowed graffiti books from the library and purchased popular ones, immersing himself in the vibrant graffiti scene.
About a year later, Theron decided to adopt a unique graffiti name. He wanted something more challenging than the usual three or four-letter monikers, so he crafted “Theron” using a pleasing combination of letters. With six letters, it offered a greater artistic challenge and became his official graffiti alias.
However, Theron faced another obstacle—financing his growing passion for graffiti supplies, specifically spray paint and markers. During that time, there were only a handful of graffiti shops in the Netherlands. Undeterred, Theron would embark on day-long journeys to Nijmegen, specifically to a shop called Powerhouse. There, he would load up a backpack with Sparvar spray paint, reveling in the intoxicating aroma of the cans. Laden with his precious supplies, he would make his way back home on the train, eagerly observing the numerous graffiti tags and pieces along the way. It was an unforgettable and exhilarating experience, truly showcasing the essence of the graffiti culture.
Theron started taking on commissions to earn extra money, enabling him to occasionally buy paint.
However, in 1999, he realized that he couldn’t sustain a living solely from the limited number of commissions he received.
This prompted Theron to make a significant change in his life. He decided to pursue education and a career path.
After years of hard work, Theron successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. As a manager in a business economics setting, his job was demanding and stressful. Consequently, he needed a way to unwind and relax. During his studies, Theron didn’t have much time to sketch or paint. However, in 2019, he felt a void in his life and decided to take action.
With a pencil in hand and a new black book, Theron delved into his artistic passions. He found himself captivated by the graffiti scene, which still thrived and offered countless opportunities for showcasing artwork through the internet and social media. These platforms allowed him to connect with artists from different countries, providing valuable learning experiences.
Quote Theron: “The most important thing about graffiti is to have as much fun as possible”.
Fast forward a few years, Theron now finds great joy in his artistic journey. He has formed new friendships and garnered substantial support from his growing community on various social media channels. With a deep passion for painting, Theron hopes to continue this creative pursuit for a long time to come. This website offers an intimate glimpse into his evolving journey. Enjoy the ride!
Together with Niro_UBO, Theron founded the UBO Crew. UBO stands for United Burnerz Online. UBO is an online crew. In September 2020 we posted our first sketches. The members of the UBO crew are from all over the world. Accession is possible by invitation only.
The Loods Roosendaal
The Loods is an indoor and outdoor graffiti hall of fame. Once a year they organize a really big graffiti jam. Through the year many graffiti artists paint hundreds of pieces. It is really a great spot with good people. Rather unique.