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Rems182_80x160_2011

Rems182_80x160_2011

Rems182_Ninja1_80x160_2011

Rems182_Ninja1_80x160_2011

Pixelpancho, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Pixelpancho, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Galo, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Galo, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Wens, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Wens, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Reser, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Reser, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Piove, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Piove, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Corn, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

Corn, oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

BR1 oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

BR1 oil and Spray Paint on canvas, 80x100cm

2011.06.05

Spectres - Paintings - Rems 182

With these seven portraits, presented for the first time in June 2011 at Carhartt Gallery in Basel, I chose to elaborate the fundamental concept which defines the status of a Graffiti Artist. Being a writer consists of stating one's individuality (by producing tags, pieces etc) within a global, mass-centered society, without ever being directly ascribable to such productions. Names are "shouted" in the streets, indirectly seeking the masses' attention, simultaneously affirming and denying one's own personality. My portraits seek to represent this contradiction, revealing and hiding these modern urban spectres.