In everyday life, letters are used to convey a rationalized message, but in the graffiti tradition, they represent parts of a complete work of art. The message of tags, pieces and studio works are therefore not easy to read, like a text that reflects an ambiguous content. As works of art, they require a certain period of contemplation, can possibly be deconstructed or allow the interpretation free rein. In his creative practice, Furger deals with the dynamic-eternal or finite process of graffiti. His pictures, however, always capture a glimpse of transience.
Since 2007 Thierry Furger has been researching the transience and aesthetics of illegal tags and pieces. During his research on the ephemeral phenomenon, the different series of his artistic practice emerged. As an artist and observer of society, Furger explores the aesthetic forms of graffiti culture.
Tania Di Brita