PHYSICAL GRAFFITI by Jahmane. The life of an artist can remain challenging even under the most optimal circumstances. For Michael Johnston, aka Michael J Clocks, the delicate balance between graffiti art anonymity and the fine art world has forged a new path of sacrifice and success. His early beginnings as a graffiti “writer” gave Johnston a crash course in DIY art fundamentals. Honing his artistic skills in the tri-state area streets, he quickly caught on to a range of graffiti styles being executed by fellow artists, and developed his own unique flair. It wasn’t long before his passion for graffiti art spilled over into an array of canvas and sculptural masterpieces. PACE.