Sigi DARE von Koeding always believed that writing is an expression of personality. Letters are therefore not just a way of communicating content but also reflect the soul of each writer. For over 20 years, the artist has actively and intensively focused on his idea of letters. He studied theme in their basic typographical forms and as autodidact further developed them. The name “DARE” is the pseudonym that the artist adopted in 1986. After the many years of writing his name on walls all over the world, he couldn’t help but to continue writing on canvas. Therefore, his paintings should be regarded as written self-portraits and furthermore the artist believed that every letter corresponds an individual character.
Even today, the Swiss pioneer marks an extremely important role in the graffiti scene in Switzerland, because his writings are still meticulously studied by the latest sprayer generation in Switzerland.
Tania Di Brita