Still Alive revives the graffiti spirit; his paintings speak about all the untold stories, references and rules of graffiti. Kolly Gallery presents his latest work from 8th to 13th March 2021.
1971 marks an important date for the graffiti universe. 50 years ago, on 20th July 1971, The New York Times reported Taki 183’s activities in the streets of Manhattan. His tag and writing is considered as the birth of graffiti writing. Well aware of this important year and its 50 jubilee Still Alive contributes to the graffiti universe with his new series Graffiti Won’t Stop as well as with his book Still Alive – Wearing Sunglasses at Night – Diary of a Graffiti Writer published by Nonstop Publishing.
Still Alive’s paintings give insight into the dark and most anonymous and illegal world of graffiti writing. Through his imagery, the artist conveys the values and interests of writers. Still Alive wants to transmit that in the last 50 years nothing has changed essentially. Graffiti lives on constantly, whether in backyards, yards or on train platforms, the writers are equipped with pens and spray cans to write their names on walls and trains everywhere – globally.