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Size: 80 x 100 x 2 cm
Technique: Spray paint, acrylic on canvas
Frame: Artwork framed up in a white wooden shadow frame
Year: 2020

Signed by the artist on the back

Every artwork will be delivered with one pair of protective gloves made out of cotton and a certificate of authenticity singed by both artists and gallery owner. The certificate ensures originality of the artwork.

The Artist: Berlin based artist Kai ‘Raws’ Imhof loves clear lines and straight compositions. Started on the streets as a classical graffiti writer, RAWS developed his very own stile and artistic trademark with a high recognition value: “Neograffism”. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement and artists such as Kandinsky, Richter or Picasso, he creates a symbiosis of graphics, design and classic graffiti style.

Berlin-based artist Kai ‘Raws’ Imhof started his artistic career as a classic graffiti writer in 2004. Raws has found his own style with high recognition value: “Neograffism”. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement and artists like Kandinsky, Richter or Picasso, he creates a symbiosis of graphics, clear arrangement and classic graffiti style.

Kai ‘Raws’ Imhof was born in 1990, in Königs Wusterhausen, Germany and raised in Berlin. After finishing his A-level at the Emmy-Noether School in Berlin-Köpenick, he started the training as a graphic designer at the Best-Sabel Designschule in Berlin, which he finished in 2015 by winning the best graduation work award. After that, he decided to become a full-time artist.
Raws’ artistic career started in 2004 when he was painting the streets as a graffiti writer. During his early years as a sprayer, he painted illegal bombings and tags on walls in his neighborhood. Due to clashes with the police, he decided (around 2008) to deal with the artistic side of graffiti writing. By painting high-end colorful pieces over the years he became a famous artist in the international graffiti scene.
When he started his graphic design training, he dealt with the history of fine arts. Movements like Bauhaus or Blauer Reiter and artists like Kandinsky, Richter or Picasso made him rethinking his own standards and views and had a big impact to his following artworks. Nowadays, he is combining his addiction to clean graphics, layout and arrangement with a classic graffiti style.

Raws was invited to many events and exhibitions all over the world. The artist had opportunities to show his work in countries like Indonesia, Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark or France. When it comes to exhibitions, Raws was part of the international renowned The Haus – Berlin Art Bang show in Berlin in 2017. He also took part in exhibitions like Monumenta in Leipzig or Wandelism in Berlin in 2018. In 2019 Raws had his first big Soloshow at the Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin. Since then, his career is developing very fast and he had international shows, cooperations with big brands like Jägermeister and became a well known german contemporary artist.

All artworks by Kai ‘Raws’ Imhof

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