KATSU is a well known graffiti artist, vandal and a hacker who gained popularity in late 1990s by filling the streets of New York with his skull tag painting and for his use of customized fire extinguishers as a graffiti tool. Now the New York graffiti artist is again in the lime light for his newly-developed spray-paint wielding quadcopter. Deemed to be the world’s first graffiti drone, the radio controlled device allows the artist to take his artwork to new heights. The Spraycopter graffiti drone provides the artist with power to spray canvases and walls hundreds of feet high, which was almost impossible before.
Working with various hardware developers and on many 3-D printing models, KATSU was able to create a prototype sprayer that would work with a drone. For the drone to work in a proper condition, the artist used perfect combination of air pressure, weight of the paint and the materials while creating the paintings. The collection created by these remote controlled drones is titled Drone Paintings and consists of paintings of size ranging from 3 feet by 3 feet to 25 feet by 15 feet. The artwork was on display at the Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair which took place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center from April 10-13, 2014.