Subtle and refined – Thierry Furger’s new series Unorte represents a completely surprising urban aesthetic that refers to the unnoticed traces that graffiti writer leave in the city. The series of artworks is on view from May 31st to June 5th 2021 at Kolly Gallery.
With the title Unorte (engl. non-places) Thierry Furger refers to remote places where graffiti is practiced illegally. These are in particular storage facilities for trains, vacant buildings and factories, retaining walls as well as other artificial or suburban structures. All those places are located in public space but are very unpopular due to their unwelcoming atmosphere. In these gloomy corners and dark alleys that outsiders or intruders are not wanted. They are are surrounded by a shady atmosphere and no inspiring climate to unfold creatively. Nevertheless, for many sprayers precisely these inhospitable places become their creative homes and playgrounds, which are sought out again and during different periods of their artistic path. Over time, these places become a familiar between members of the graffiti scene.