Current solo show
01.04.2019 – 06.04.2019
BUFFED – SWISS GRAPHIC DESIGN
During his lifelong research on graffiti as an ephemeral phenomenon Thierry Furger developed his iconic style called Buffed Paintings. For the new series at Kolly Gallery he buffs famous Swiss graphic design posters of the 20th century. Kolly Gallery is excited to present the series BUFFED – Swiss Graphic Design form April 1- April 6, 2019.
In public space they often compete against each other – graffiti and advertising. They have some fundamentals in common: taking, imposing and even changing the public space and city scape without asking for permission. Both spheres use each others strategies mutually. Also the fields of graffiti writing and typography are mutually influenced by each other. In the series BUFFED – Swiss Graphic Design the advertising and graphic design industry is turned upside down and being “graffiti-fixed”. Advertising slogans and brand logos are replaced by significant graffiti terms. The clear signage and graphic aesthetics are “cleaned” by graffiti killers and Furger’s buffing technique – for once, the brainwashing is reversed!