Project Description

YGREK

SWITZERLAND

Since the late 90‘s, YGREK has gradually conquered the Geneva urbanscape as a graffiti writer, turning walls into canvas for his typographic art. After earning a Master‘s degree in space design, eager to challenge the eye and the mind, his passion for fonts and graffiti broadened into pixel styled lettering and optical effects, using tape or thread on public mesh fences. Nothing stands in the way of YGREK‘s curiosity as he keeps exploring further past ordinary limits. Dull metal grids become ephemeral screens, playfully revealing contrast and depth, to the attentive bystander. A casual jump over the wall and into a legal loophole, his spontaneous fancy signatures can be spotted in various cities throughout the world, from Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Lisbon, Lyon, Zurich… to the Canary Islands, Montreal and Quebec City.

WORK

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