Synopsis by Mark Deming
A pair of outlaw artists briefly forge an alliance in this low-key independent drama. Nick (Ruben Bansie-Snellman) is a nomadic graffiti artist who has made his way to Portland, OR, where he wanders through the city's industrial wastelands tagging abandoned buildings. As he drifts through the city, he meets Jesse (Pepper Fajans), another street artist, and the two strike up a sort of friendship. When Nick attempts to seduce Jesse, Jesse is at first receptive, but the incident puts a rift into their relationship, and Jesse disappears nearly as quickly as he arrived. The Graffiti Artist was screened as part of the 2004 Berlin Film Festival.
graffiti, street-culture, artist, street-kid, vandal