The goal of the exhibition is to present artists that have qualitative skills, conceptual strength and the necessary innovative ideas. Also these artists all share common roots – graffiti. With a wast excess of Urban, Street and Graffiti Art allover the internet and social media platforms it is extremely important to think about ways to exhibit Graffiti Art in the right way, in order that the artist as well as the audience will find their full satisfaction.
The artists presented in this exhibition are John ‚Crash’ Matos, JonOne (John Perello), MOSES&TAPSTM, Thierry Furger and Tilt. All their careers show how they merged and established their graffiti style into excellent contemporary art, without forgetting their roots. As the title gives away the main focus of the exhibition lies in the process of aestheticization and abstraction, which means the transformation of the formal elements, such as letters, tags, pieces from the street to stylized or even abstracted forms on canvas or other surfaces. Finally the spontaneity of a playful tag has transformed into a conceptualized work of art.
Skeptics might say Graffiti Art loses its vibrancy and transience once exhibited in a art institution, but within this group exhibition every piece offers fearlessness, energy, and explosiveness.