About

BUSTART

BustArt is a Swiss street artists. His technical focus lays on freehand work sometimes supported by stencils. As BustArt started his artistic career, there were no commercial aspects of the art as it is today. Likewise, urban art did happen exclusively on the streets while contract works as well as exhibitions of this art form were largely untapped. Since the beginning, the prior motivation was to paint for the people. Sharing inspiration with everybody is the main aim of his art. BustArt will always be faithful to this maxim.

In 1999 BustArt began his artistic career with classic Graffiti. Until 2005, he became deeply with the whole spectrum of Graffiti and reached a new level of identification with the various facets of the subculture. In addition to the classic Graffiti works, he started to combine letters with cartoon based characters, leading his art to more figurative works. Stickers, stencils and posters on his travels through Europe inspired him for a further artistic development. BustArt adopted a new range of techniques and skills which were helping him to realize new motives, statements and street art experiments. To communicate with the people through street art became a mission. A mission to surprise passers-by, encourage them to think and sharing the love for coloured urban space. Travelling and seeing the world was another motivation for BustArt. He left his marks all over the world: New York, Berlin, Mumbai, London, Paris, Dubai, Cairo, Marseille, Amsterdam and many more.

The first years after this artistic opening were marked by a broad technical and motivic repertoire: installations, political stencils and wild city-penguins. Graffiti was the undisputed first love of BustArt, which he never gave up. His skills were going through an evolution when self-created cartoon characters joined the letter styles and soon became more important than the letters them-self. This process laid the foundation for subsequent artistic developments. In 2008 BustArt began to focus on intensive elaborated stencil work. He sprayed these works mostly on posters and pasted them on his travels through the world. In 2011, BustArt moved to Amsterdam. This enabled him focussing totally on his art. In the first year, BustArt painted over 200 pictures and stencils in the Netherlands. The time out Amsterdam magazine has honoured his tireless work and mentioned him as one of 50 personalties that define Amsterdam in 2011.

In 2013, BustArt realized with his partner Zaira the "City" project. Together they cut over 250 individual stencils. With this method they created over 30 individual, imaginative cities. Every house, every car and every person was an individual cut with a 4-6 layer. The final works consisted in an average of 100-200 individually sprayed layer.

New creations and technical combinations such as cut and paste images were the product of constant inspiration and artistic development. Various motives combined in collage style, which designed a new artistic image consequently a new statement. This cut and paste evolution paved the way for BustArts new style since 2014: the Graffiti pop. Combining pop art, classical Graffiti, cartoon characters and colour effects made emerge BustArts own compositions, which made him reaching a new level in his artistic evolution. Constant companions on BustArts way are combined techniques, styles and designs. This enabled him practising a wide range of skills and evolving constantly his style in their own forms and variations.
Graffiti pop has its roots in the classic Graffiti mixed with cartoons and pop art, which regularly appear in BustArts works since 2005 until now. BustArt replenishes his life through his Graffiti pop works on one hand by skilful self-taught techniques and on the other hand in the use of cartoon characters as well as influences from his childhood.

BustArt is a neo - pop artist who feels entitled to tear characters and icons from their contexts to provide them a broader sense through new compositions. The road of BustArt consists in adapting, in learning new techniques and in applying them for further artistic progress. This process will inevitably lead to new creations. Furthermore, the street still is the most important medium for BustArt. It makes communication possible with all passers-by. This continues to be the greatest motivation of his art. There is still much to discover and to create. The big walls are waiting.


TECHNIQUES

There is no technique Bust doesn’t use in his pictures. Freehand with paint-brushes, markers and cans or stencils up to 8 layers. For him, there’s no limit! His favorite tools are markers and spraycans and as background definitely concrete walls. Because it has its own structure and it’s naturally grey begs for a new coating! In the work that is produced in his studio he processes the impressions he picks up on the street everyday. By travelling through the world he experiences different cultures and new input. Due to his imense creativity he usually has several projects in process at the same time.


STYLE

His style is like his methode - versatile. Most widly known are his stencil works. Furthermore he spreads out his comicstyle creatures. Most famous is probably his dog character, which is a mix of rat, dog and other animals. Besides the letter B in diffrent variations, he later on decided to use this character as one of his logos.