The attempt to decode the figures is hopeless. The viewer can neither define nor read the assumed fragments of letters. The inseparability of the individual elements creates the impression of a disorderly and cryptic tangle, which again emphasizes the interweaving of the whole figure. Nevertheless, the viewer is intrinsically forced to find a logical meaning and usually finds it through his or her very own imagination. He sees what he wants to see!
Regarding the series IMAGE OF GRAFFITI™, MOSES & TAPS™ pursue an extremely solid creative concept, which is basically closer to art than to vandalism. Feeling restricted by the prevailing rules of vandalism, the artist collective eventually found a way to question the rigid codes of the former subculture and beyond that – to break them. Even better, they make graffiti themselves the concept of their works. The series IMAGE OF GRAFFITI™ examines the graffiti system and its perception in the social system.
Tania Di Brita