The portrayed scenes document the environment, the atmosphere and the motifs of graffiti writers and sprayers. The practice of graffiti writing implement much more than only buying cans and creating a masterpiece. It includes train spotting, planning the operation, sketching and creating the piece and documenting the panel, mostly through photo and videography. Sprayers can be discovered on different locations. As Still Alive’s art works show, they can be encountered on trains, on platforms, in the streets or in the yards.
The surreal color choices give the artworks a certain vibrancy and liveliness. At the same time they are very different from documentary art works and tell Still Alive’s stories and those of many other writers from a very individual perspective.
Tania di Brita