Thierry Furger (b. 1975 in Switzerland) discovered the world of graffiti during the 80s and since then, he has never stopped exploring it. Today, he lives and works as an artist and graphic designer in Zurich.
For over twenty years, Furger has followed and documented the subculture of writers and their works. It was in 2007 when he presented his works for the first time in an exhibition. From then and there stemmed the topic of “Buffed Paintings”, which he has continuously developed ever since. Still today, he investigates the wider characteristics of the graffiti universe: these include, in particular, its transience and the aesthetics of the cleaning and removal of illegal tags and graffiti pieces, but also strategies, techniques and situations of illegal writings.