Metis artist sprays his graffiti art across the country
- EFN Staff | May 13, 2018
A well-known Saskatoon graffiti artist lets his creative mind take over when he’s spray painting on the side of buildings throughout Canada.
Jayde Goodon, a self-proclaimed proud Metis, found his passion when he was in grade 9 flipping through pages of magazines.
“I got into it through article clips in hip hop magazines and I liked the way it looked and I got into that,” he said. “Me and my friends found a place to paint after schools and we got creative with the paint we had. We didn’t have a lot.”
Over the years, his paintings went from letters to characters to women’s faces – more abstract stuff. More than 50 buildings and organizations have allowed him to paint on their walls and he was even flown to Mexico to do a mural in a nightclub called Crush in Cabo, Mexico. He has tagged Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Vancouver and Winnipeg, where he went down for a graffiti competition.
He said his graffiti art helps neighbourhoods look better where its needed. He donates his own time and his own paint to contribute to different neighbourhoods with this artwork on the sides of buildings.
“People are giving me respect and stuff wherever I go and they see my name,” said Goodon. “I love creating it. I love when people see my work and I get pumped up about it. If I didn’t do it, I don’t know what else would be on that wall.”
His prices range depending on what people want but he tries to stay away from doing business logos as he feels it’s not his art. He does what he envisions and picks the image.
When some people hear that Goodon is a graffiti artist, the association of vandalism and inappropriate words and pictures come to minds until they see the beautiful artwork he creates using spray paints.
“I think when people hear that I do , they don’t see what I actually do. They broken windows, swear words and vandalism,” he said. “But once they see what I do with a spray can, it gets looked at a lot different.”
When he’s not doing his graffiti art he’s being a full-time tattoo artist and will be opening up his own tattoo shop before the end of this month.
“My business will be located 129 2nd Ave. North in Saskatoon called the Lot Nar which was inspired by an old animated movie called Heavy Metal,” he said.
Whether if he’s creating a graffiti art piece or tattooing, he’s in his element doing what he loves.
“I’m happy people enjoy what I do,” Goodon said.
Goodon’s graffiti art can be found on his Instagram @WizWon and on YouTube videos.