Kelly Covington aka Luze FC, is a a student of the craft. Known and respected throughout the graffiti world, LuzeFC has been painting since 1981. Growing up in Amsterdam Houses in Manhattan as a member of the legendary First Class Crew. Luze came of age during the halcyon era of graffiti in New York watching the first and second generation legends make their mark throughout the city and then stepping up to make a name of his own. First studying graphic design at Syracuse University, the New York film industry veteran (special effects and set design) graduated from Universal Technical Institute & the competitive Mercedes Benz Tap Program (mechanical engine building and engineering). The definition of a working artist, Kelly combines his NewYork originator artistic sensibility and the problem solving acumen honed on film sets to his apparel designs, canvases and murals.
With everything that we did, FC always had a style, and were real strategic about it. When everyone started doing purple we started mixing the inks making colors. So you take a small amount of red and throw it in your purple and now you’ve got some exotic burgundy! So now when everyone’s doing black and purple tags you would see burgundy Luze tags, and it stood out! So not only did I have my own tips, and my own hand-style, but it was like wardrobe, like; “Oh OK, everyone is gettin’ blue Converse?” I’m gonna flip the script and get green ones you know and be different.