13.07.2020 – 18.09.2020

VOCABULARY OF EXPRESSION

4. Graffiti as Source of Inspiration

At the centre of this chapter entitled Graffiti as Source of Inspiration is the use of visual and aesthetic codes of the graffiti subculture. The unique and recognizable sign of style writing and its cleaning attempts are essential for these artist’s vocabulary of expression. Aesthetic, material or conceptual references in artworks maintain the connection to urbanity when exhibited in the curated framework.

Through the deconstruction of the formal aesthetic and conceptual characteristics of traditional graffiti the artists create works of art that are autonomous and no longer context-dependent, but remarkably and/or unremarkably always connected to its source of inspiration – graffiti. The deliberate reference and in many cases the reflection of the typical aesthetics of graffiti itself becomes the main theme and content of the art work.

The references might be reinterpretations of the coloring and fill-ins of style writing, observations   of over-painting or cleaning processes, the aesthetic gesture of the aerosol spray can or the imitation of the metallic material similar to train surfaces. The represented artists challenge and question the sometimes rigid rules and the aesthetic but also conceptual codes of the former subculture and merge it with other artistic elements and methods. 

The vocabulary of expression of the five artists is based on a long-lasting and deep examination, confrontation and reflection of the graffiti movement!

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

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

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