Posts Tagged ‘throw ups’

Artist of the moment. Tilt

 

Tilt is a graffiti artist from Toulouse, France born in the year 1972. Tilt made his first tag in 1988. Since then his style has evolved into a throw back style that has echoes of the very beginning of tagging.

What I enjoy most about his style, the layered affect and his use of bold color. Many times graffiti can’t even be read. With Tilt even though the tag may be illegible, one can easily recognize the subject he is painting.

The term for this type of graffiti art is “throw up.”

Tilt has published books of his work.
In this clip a brief interview with Tilt as he prepares for a show:

Price range information: No price available other than auction prices which can reach as high as $20,000 for a large piece. Tilt works with mainly with acrylics and spray paint.

What a wonderful style of tagging!

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