Solo show Zurich
13.01.2020 – 18.01.2020
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 Furger buffs quotes that he collected in his years of research.
Since 2007 Thierry Furger has been researching the transience and aesthetics of illegal tags and pieces. During his research on the ephemeral phenomenon, the series Buffed Paintings emerged. As an artist and observer of society, Furger explores the aesthetic forms of graffiti culture.
In this series the artist examines the quotes that are normally only found on the side or under a graffiti piece. As the actual piece, typically a stylized name, does not transport a content-related message, the quotation next to it could be revealing a message, a mood or a dedication. Sometimes an apt quote can even complement a graffiti piece.