Boogie aka. André Morgner is a native-born of the Ore Mountains and has been working as a graffiti artist since 1999. He painted his first graffiti in 1994 at the old train station of his hometown and henceforth focused on the colorful conversion of his surroundings. After attending graphic school in Dresden (GER) he was one of the pioneers in the german speaking countries to start a company for commercial mural works. At about the same time he founded the SML Crew with a few talented and graffiti oriented companions which is still internationally active nowadays. But working as a plain service provider was nothing Boogie wanted to fulfill permanently. So in 2003 he decided to start his academic studies in Communication Design at the University of applied Science in Wiesbaden (GER) to gain further qualifications. He met fellow graffiti enthusiastic students, so that this form of art kept on accompanying him during his studies. In this phase of his life first smaller exhibitions in his local surroundings and within the limits of his studies took place.
born in 1979 in Hawaii, is an American artist who lives and works in New York.
After having discovered and practiced graffiti in Hawaii, Buff Monster moved in 1997 to Los Angeles, where he began an art career in the creation of prints. Since 2002, he has gone international and shown his works on canvas in various cities such as Barcelona, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo. Since 2010, his work has been in the permanent collection of the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. More recently, Jeffrey Deitch, former director of MOCA in Los Angeles, chose him in 2015 for the creation of a mural project in Coney Island. Characterized by the color pink, Buff Monster’s works are composed of humorous monsters dripping like melted ice. His visual world is imbued with references to heavy metal music, pop art, and Japanese culture as well as graffiti.
Martin Whatson (b. 1984) is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. While studying Art and Graphic design at Westerdals School of Communication, Oslo, he discovered stencils and the urban art scene. After following graffiti and its development, he started his own stencil production 12 years ago in the winter of 2004.
Martin has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind. He looks for inspirations in people, city landscapes, old buildings, graffiti, posters and decaying walls. This interest for decay has helped develop his style, motives and composition and he enjoys creating either unity or conflict between materials, backgrounds, motives and human intervention. His artistic expression started more political, but has developed into a more subtle expression blending graffiti, stencil art and decay together. Inspired by artist like Jose Parlá and Cy Twombly. His abstract graffiti and stencils are a mix of urban scenes showing the development of a walls lifetime. He use grey tones as a basis but add’s vibrant colours to break the monochrome concrete expression and bring a splash of life to his motives. Since his artistic debut in 2004, he has had several solo shows and participated in many group exhibitions, both nationally and in international metropoles like Tokyo, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles.
whose real name is Olivier Rizzo, is a French artist born in 1961 and living in Paris. Considered one of the pioneers of urban art in France, he made his first stencils on the street in 1983. The same year he graduated from Estienne Art School and decided to devote himself fully to painting. He develops his solo shows by themes mobilizing a wide variety of forms of expression, from painting and video to sculpture and installation. Each exhibition is an opportunity to reinvent himself by consistently offering a new visual grammar. A characteristic that can be found throughout the career of Speedy Graphito is the play with the codes and iconography of both pop culture and institutional culture. The work of Speedy Graphito has been shown internationally since the ’80s and is now present in the permanent collections of various museums.