Thierry Furger was born 1975 in Switzerland, where he lives and works today. During the 1980s he discovered the world of graffiti and since then never stopped observing an exploring its phenomena. In 2007 he began to show his own creations inspired by the transience of graffiti. He continues exhibiting his own artworks until today in Zurich, Bursins, Weil am Rhein, Basel and also Paris.
“I came across graffiti in 1988. At that time, all school buildings, tram and train lines were fully covered in spray paint. It was simply impossible to overlook. It immediately caught my attention. Through graffiti, I later got into hip-hop as well. It was very exciting to witness the first hip-hop wave in Switzerland and Europe ‘live’.”
Still Alive (b.1978) started writing his names on walls in 1989 at the age of eleven. During the early 90’s his love to hip hop culture developed mainly to rap music and he had some years as an active breakdancer too. Later in art school in Biel he started focus on the art of graffiti and with the help of his graffiti crew he could take it to the next levels. In the late 1997 he was co founding a Swiss graffiti magazine and made travels to New York City, Barcelona or Milano. In the early 2000’s years he settled in Bern where he played a significant role in the hip hop and graffiti scene.
RosyOne was born in 1977. Inspired by her older sister’s record collection, she fell in love with rap music and hip-hop in 1989 at the age of 12. Kylie Minogues’ “Locomotion” recordcover was one of her first inspirations for graffiti, which is why she started tagging in the streets. When the police tapped her phone in 1996, she had to go to jail and was sentenced to a heavy fine. As a result, she reoriented herself and used the legal name „RosyOne“.
Meet Dominik Rüegg, the creative mind behind the alias Drü Egg. Hailing from St. Gallen and a graduate of 2D animation in Luzern, Dominik’s artistic journey is as spontaneous as it gets. With a flair for the unexpected, he crafts his illustrations on the spot, letting inspiration flow from the vibrant tapestry of his daily life and adventures. The results are enchanting blends of landscapes and characters, born from the fusion of imagery, emotions, and captivating impressions he encounters on his journeys.
“I became aware of hip-hop through my father’s record collection. On a compilation, I found “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang, and from then on, I started listening to more and more different hip-hop music. In the early 2000s, I was already more involved in the hip-hop scene, which led me to discover graffiti and start painting myself. Since that time, hip-hop has accompanied me in my headphones throughout my everyday life.”