Archive for March, 2011

MASER ART

March 25, 2011

From Maser art site->
first started painting graffiti in Ireland in 1995 and very quickly created quite an impression on the established scene with his innovative letter styles, characters and photo realism.
It is fair to say he is the most well rounded graffiti artist at work in Ireland today with a capacity to do everything from quickly executed simple pieces to full colour work, characters and full scale cooperative projects with themed backgrounds and concepts. Since 1995 he’s treated the world as his canvas leaving behind some of his artwork in London, Austria, Germany, Copenhagen, Holland, Belgium, Prague, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden as well as making a visit to New York the birth place of his beloved art form. Maser has also painted extensively throughout Ireland.
In between he studied fine art and then qualified with a distinction in Design Communication. Upon graduation Maser was awarded Membership of the International Society of Typographic Designers. Using what he learnt in college and adapting it to meet his needs has given Masers work a unique edge fusing graffiti and graphic design.
Maser is a member of the TDA Klann, Foes Crew and T.N.B. The TDA Klann, formed in 1991 are Ireland’s premier graffiti crew. Their focus on creating unique writing styles has earned them international acclaim and respect.
Since 1993, they’ve been running Ireland’s first and only annual graffiti festival and front a movement for emerging artists encouraging and assisting up and coming artists and promoting graffiti in a positive light.
T-Kid’s crew T.N.B. is a cross-border organisation. Its members include people from the United States, Germany, France, Australia, UK and Spain. Its unique lettering style with inserted characters has become well known throughout the world and inspired many imitators and followers.
Maser endeavours to highlight the positive aspects of graffiti, how it can enrich the cityscape and provide an outlet for young artists. His style is reflective of this, being both uplifting and socially conscious. His work carries a message, from the simple ‘Maser loves u’ to the ‘Love yourself today’. With this approach Maser is proclaiming to everyone his love for his city, his environment and the people that live there.
“He is currently working on a book documenting the relationship between Graffiti and social groups in Dublin City.” – Rask, TDA Klann

Thanks to Albert Hooi for making the video.

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