22.04.2019 – 27.04.2019
IMAGE OF GRAFFITI™
The artist collective MOSES & TAPS™ belongs to the rare graffiti artists who maintained their anonymity despite their numerous illegal actions and commercial success. The new series of IMAGE OF GRAFFITI™ will be presented at Kolly Gallery from April 22 to 27, 2019.
The IMAGE OF GRAFFITI™ series is characterized by abstract geometric interwoven forms and flashy color 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 core principle of style writing is the stylized lettering of names and words. Thus the verbal as well as the visual code inevitably obtains its unambiguous meaning. In IMAGE OF GRAFFITI™ however this core principle of traditional graffiti is ironized by the “meaningless” and “message-less” look-alike letters. Therefore it is not about real letters, but rather a deception of them. MOSES & TAPS™ confront the viewer with the normative “idea” of graffiti portrayed by colorful, intricate and illegible shapes.