The graffiti tradition and its understanding und decoding is based on the unique knowledge, criteria and schemes that this art movement itself has generated. This means, that a graffiti piece can “only” say as much to an individual as that individual knows about it and engages with it. The colours, the site specificity, the environment, the execution and the un-commissioned application of it make it a complete work of art, which is ultimately touching and challenging.
The message of tags, pieces and studio works are therefore not easy to read like a text that gives an unambiguous 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.
Tania di Brita