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BUSTART ist ein Schweizer Street Art-Künstler. Sein technischer Fokus liegt auf Schablonen- und Freihandarbeiten. Das ständige Suchen, Weiterentwickeln und Kombinieren von Techniken, Styles und Motiven sind ein ständiger Begleiter auf BUSTARTs Weg.

BUSTART beschreibt seinen Stil als Graffitipop. Dieser hat seine Wurzeln im klassischen Graffiti, vermischt mit Comic- und Pop Up-Sujets, die seit 2005 regelmässig in seinen Werken anzutreffen sind. BUSTART recycelt sein Leben in den Graffitipop-Bildern durch Verwendung von Cartoon-Charaktern und Einflüssen aus seiner Kindheit.


BUSTART | Mon Jardin Secret | exhibition view, March 2018


BUSTART creates complex stencilling works which look like collages – he’s combining various elements and techniques and uniting them into energetic and vivid murals that are at times provocative, but more often simply visually stunning. BUSTART’s goal is to affect people in any way he can, be it on the surface level or deeper when possible.

BUSTART was born in 1983 and grew up in the times of street art expansion. Before he became known for the murals in his hometown Basel, he used to experiment lots with different street art styles and techiques and eventually realized there’s is no point in choosing just one style.

Actually, there is no technique BUSTART doesn’t use in his murals -he paints with a wide range of brushes, markers, aerosols and stencils. BUSTART’s work can contain up to eight layers and all of them are done freehandedly.

The artist says that his greatest souce of motivation lies in plain gray concrete walls that simply beg to be painted and embellished. In a way, BUSTART considers himself a magician whose primary task is to instill life into facades that seem long dead and forever forgotten.

BUSTART is well-prepared before he starts to paint – he usually spends some time in his studio, processing his visual impressions from the streets and planning on what to do next.

Hochspannung Vorsicht | 2018 | 120 x 180 cm | spray cans on mixed media

Notausgang | 2017 | 75 x 53 cm | spray cans on mixed media

Boys King | 2018 | 118 x 118 cm | spray cans on canvas

Without Title (shadow) | 2018 | 118 x 118 cm | spray cans on canvas

Achtung Powerzaun | 2018 | 65 x 67 cm | spray cans on mixed media

Warnung | 2017 | screen print, edition of 33 | 100 x 70 cm without frame