13.07.2020 – 18.09.2020

VOCABULARY OF EXPRESSION

1. Name and Identity

The first chapter of Kolly Gallery’s summer exhibition is dedicated to the topic of Name & Identity. The exhibition presents artworks from contemporary artists: John ‘JonOne‘ Perello, Nasty, Sweetuno, Imon Boy and Daim. The show lasts from 13. July to 18 July 2020. The five artists represent their Name & Identity as base of their art works, be it aesthetic, decorative or conceptual.

In the graffiti movement of the 1980ies the graffiti writers name had and still has a great importance regarding their identity in a certain field of activity. The most important strategy to protect themselves from the law was to hide your identity. Therefore all writers chose an alias or pseudonym under which they could act in public space. This name has often remained the same until today and has developed into an artistic or even corporate identity.

Once a name is chosen writers begin to utilize it in various forms depending to the circumstances and environment they were experiencing. The tag is a simple, sometimes cryptic, calligraphic and monochrome lettering, which is considered the elementary basic form of all graffiti. The tag is an individual signature or ‚logo’, which often represents an expression of the writer’s individual personality.

There are more forms of the stylization of a name for example, throw up, piece and master piece. Based on the name, the stylization of the lettering is usually supplemented by edges, bubbles, arrows and stars. And here we find ourselves on the verge from graffiti to art…

The Kolly Gallery promotes the graffiti universe in Zurich, cosmopolitan city known for its international artistic influence.

2014-02-27 JONONE – 2014-03-03 TILT – 2014-05-08 ALEXONE DIZAC – 2014-06-12 LENZ – 2014-07-09 GEN ATEM – 2014-09-04 MADC – 2014-10-16 MIST – 2014-11-27 SUPAKITCH – 2015-01-15 PAST & FUTURE – GROUP SHOW–  2015-03-05 THIERRY FURGER – 2015-04-23 ADRIAN FALKNER – 2015-06-11 FLYING FÖRTRESS – 2015-09-03 – STEPH COP – 2015-09-10 WHO’S YOUR DADDY? LAUSANNE – GROUP SHOW – 2015-10-22 NYCHOS – 2015-11-26 ENDORPHIN – 2015-12-10 HENDRIK BEIKIRCH – 2016-01-21 SIGI VON KOEDING – 2016-03-10 JONONE – 2016-04-21 SWISS CHEESE PARIS – GROUP SHOW – 2016-04-28 GRIS1 – 2016-05-19 WHO’S YOUR DADDY? NEW YORK – GROUP SHOW – 2016-06-17 MOSES & TAPS – 2016-09-02 NASTY – 2016-09-15 WHO’S YOUR DADDY? LAUSANNE – GROUP SHOW – 2016-10-06 GEN ATEM – 2016-10-27 MIST – 2016-12-08 MADC – 2017-01-19 SUPAKITCH 2017- 02-23 URVANITY ART FAIR MADRID – GROUP SHOW – 2017-03-09 THIERRY FURGER – 2017-04-20 SWISS CHOCOLATE PARIS – GROUP SHOW – 2017-04-27 SPEEDY GRAPHITO – 2017-05-10 WHO’S YOUR DADDY? PHNOM PENH – GROUP SHOW – 2017-06-15 JOHN “CRASH” MATOS – 2017-09-07 TILT – 2017-09-14 WHO’S YOUR DADDY? LAUSANNE-GROUP SHOW – 2017-10-12 ILK – 2017-11-23 ROULE PETIT OUGANDAIS – 2017-11-30 FELIPE PANTONE – 2018-01-18 MAMBO – 2018-03-01 ZEST – 2018-04-05 ART PARIS – TILT – 2018-04-12 SWISS WATCHES PARIS – GROUP SHOW – 2018-04-19 JONONE – 2018-05-24 SWEETUNO – 2018-06-12 SCOPE ART FAIR (ART BASEL) – 2018-05-24 L’OUTSIDER – 2018-09-06 MOSES&TAPS – 2018-10-18 SUPAKITCH – PARIS – 2018-10-25 MADC – 2018-11-29 KORALIE – 2018-12-06 STEPH COP – 2019-01-10 LOUANE – 2019-03-04 TILT – 2019-03-11 SOLOMOSTRY – 2019-03-18 ZEST – 2019-03-25 SUPAKITCH – 2019-04-01 THIERRY FURGER – 2019-04-08 ILK – 2019-04-15 JONONE – 2019-04-22 MOSES & TAPS – 2019-04-29 SWEETUNO – 2019-05-06 SPEEDY GRAPHITO – 2019-05-13 MADC  – 2019-05-20 L’OUTSIDER – 2019-05-27 PAVEL RTUE – 2019-06-03 MAMBO – 2019-06-10 DAIM – 2019-06-17 FLYING FÖRTRESS – 2019-06-24 TILT – 2019-07-01 MAMBO – 2019-07-08 SUPAKITCH – 2019-07-15 BUFF MONSTER – 2019-07-22 GOLDEN GREEN – 2019-07-29 NASTY – 2019-08-05 ZEST – 2019-08-12 KORALIE – 2019-08-19 LOUANE – 2019-08-26 SOLOMOSTRY – 2019-09-02 MIST – 2019-09-09 JONONE – 2019-09-16 L’OUTSIDER – 2019-09-23 MOSES & TAPS – 2019-09-30 MADC – 2019-10-07 CRASH – 2019-10-14 TILT – 2019-10-21 NASTY – 2019-10-28 ILK – 2019-11-04 IMON BOY – 2019-11-11 SUPAKITCH – 2019-11-18 CEDRIX CRESPEL – 2019-11-25 SPEEDY GRAPHITO – 2019-12-02 ZEST – 2019-12-09 MIST – 2019-12-16 JONONE – 2019-12-23 FLAVIEN – 2020-01-06 CEDRIX CRESPEL – 2020-01-13 THIERRY FURGER – 2020-01-20 AKACORLEONE – 2020-01-27 SOLOMOSTRY – 2020-02-03 MADC – 2020-02-10 CEDRIX CRESPEL – 2020-02-17 SWEETUNO – 2020-02-24 FLYING FORTRESS – 2020-03-02 L’OUTSIDER – 2020-03-09 DARE – 2020-03-16 MOSES & TAPS – 2020-03-23 KORALIE – 2020-03-30 SUPAKITCH – 2020-04-06 ILK – 2020-04-13 NASTY – 2020-04-20 MIST – 2020-04-27 LOUANE – 2020-05-04 FLAVIEN – 2020-05-11 INVADER – 2020-05-18 ZEST – 2020-05-25 THIERRY FURGER – 2020-06-01 PAVEL RTUE – 2020-06-08 MAMBO – 2020-06-15 STILL ALIVE (Louane and co.1) – 2020-06-22 SPEEDY GRAPHITO – 2020-06-29 MORITZ GREEN – 2020-07-04 LUDOVILK MYERS & JULIEN COLOMBIER

Upcoming shows

2020-09-07 IMONBOY – 2020-09-14 JONONE – 2020-09-21 L’OUTSIDER – 2020-09-28 KORALIE

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