Bold letters and tags with a clear message using old school rap citations from the 1990s are carved into the monochromatic high gloss surface of aluminium plates. The precisely chosen colors of the unicolored plates additionally have their own meaning, which is linked to the international rail transportation.
In this exhibition Thierry Furger is intensively working with the medium of language, a typical characteristic originating form Graffiti culture. Sgraffito coming from the Italian word „graffiare“ which translated means „to scratch“, is an antique technique of decorating house walls, which was popularized during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century. Scratchiti is a form of Graffiti that is scratched into a wall or another surface in public place. Since the 1980s Scratchiti can be found on walls, trains, metal or glass surfaces allover international metropoles. Different than spray paint the carved underground cannot be cleaned, but will remain immortalized over time. Moreover the act of deliberately scratching and harming the surface takes full physical exertion. The raw and rough surfaces of the artworks in the exhibition Sgraffito shows an aesthetic form of vandalism. Adding the monochromatic and silver scratched look their appearance is timeless.