The IMAGE OF GRAFFITI™ series is characterised by abstract geometric interwoven forms and flashy colour combinations. The series derives from abstract, look-alike letters, which are merely a representation of graffiti writing. Outlines, shadows and dynamic forms suggest the unique graffiti code of the urban sphere. 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. At first they felt restricted by the prevailing rules of vandalism, but have 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 of works IMAGE OF GRAFFITI™ examines the graffiti system and its perception in the social system.
The conceptual, corporate and artistic signature of MOSES & TAPS™ stands out once again in this exhibition. With the interplay between “outside” and “inside”, graffiti and graffiti art, they level up the theme of graffiti and graffiti art to a aesthetic-philosophical degree, which leads beyond the usual functional-aesthetic codes.