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Thalys Graffiti – JonOne 156, Nunca, Opak, SeakOne, SozyOne, Zedz

First of all I have to say, that there are about 110 photos of the “Graffiti meets Thalys” event in my flickr photo-stream. Take a look!

Announced were only the four famous European graffiti artists Seak One (Cologne), Sozy One (Brussels), JonOne 156 (Paris) and Zedz (Amsterdam), but in the end there were additionally Nunca (Sao Paulo) and Opak (Paris).

Because photos alone are not enough to get to know the artists, here is some background info about these internationally known artists:

Thalys Graffiti   JonOne 156, Nunca, Opak, SeakOne, SozyOne, Zedz

Sozy One
Born in Brussels, he began his art carrier with counterfeiting money and design studies. He is one of the founding members of the avant-garde graffiti crew UltraBoyz and internationally exhibits his spray-paint artworks since 2004. www.sozyone.com

Seak One
Born in Cologne, he combines graffiti and street art elements in his artworks, which can be found around the globe and were exhibited at the Kiasma Museum for Modern Art in Helsinki and the Klingspor Museum and Urbis Museum in Manchester. Spray Can producer Molotow has dedicated a color to him – called “Seak’s Futuregreen”. www.seakone.com

JonOne 156
Born in New York, he lives in Paris since 1987. His style is inspired by Jackson Pollock, the traditional New York train writing from the 80’s and French graffiti artist like Mode2 or D. Nasty. www.jonone156.com

He is know for his very architectural style, which approaches to abstract art. Searching new forms of graffiti, he coins the idea of graffiti as a 3D object and links in this way sculpting and urban art. www.zedz.org

He is one of the hottest urban artists of our time and a leading Pixação graffiti-artist. He painted the Kelburn Castle in Scotland and had his own exhibition at the TATE Museum of Modern Art in London.

He is on stage since the late 80’s and was featured in several graffiti magazines.

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