Nevertheless there are some noticeable references to the art of graffiti in Moritz Green’s art works that he rediscovered while creating the Chrom-Quadrat. The artist revisited old footage where he hit on the well known color combination: black and chrome. As it turned out the shiny and silvery chrome shade became the ideal tone to combine with other dazzling colours as well as black and white. Moreover, he reinterprets the fill-ins, which are an extremely important feature in the graffiti tradition. Sometimes the area are filled with polka dots, bubbles, color gradients, straight and curved lines. The appearance of the fill-ins varies from piece to piece, sometimes they appear rather flat and bold and sometimes they even create a depth effect.
Moritz Green’s mixture of his graffiti roots with graphic and fine art is compelling. His artworks still carry the roots of his urban experiences, but they are no longer directly connected to letters. Instead of letters the artist uses linear, hard-edged and precisely painted shapes that are sometimes interrupted by organic and dynamic forms.
Tania di Brita