"Thematically I deal with personal crises, states of vulnerability, loneliness and failure."
German artist Alias was born in 1980 in Wendland. Today he lives in Berlin and is one of Europe's best-known street art artists. Hardly any street artist has made it from street art into the galleries and the hearts of art collectors as rapidly as Alias.
Creative free spirit
Even during his youth, Alias lived up to his artistic talents; he welded sculptures and designed posters and banners for protests. He pursues his creative path and begins with graffiti art in the mid-90s, already employing the stencil technique back then. Today, many of the world's walls feature his often sad motifs, which have a strong impact on the public and contain messages that touch people.Read more
Alias' works show emotional scenes and take on topics such as loneliness or the concealment of identity. The motifs are often young boys who wear masks or turn away from the viewer. In public spaces, the artist places his works very consciously and in such a way that the depressing motifs can harmonize with the surroundings. In his murals, Alias transfers this emotionally charged mood from the urban space to the closed space. The handmade, collage-like image carriers become the background of his motifs. Alias consciously uses found objects such as metal or wood from abandoned factories or ruined houses to achieve this, thus bringing the art from the street to the gallery.
An internationally recognized artist
Alias' pictures have an extremely high recognition value. His motifs can be found on walls in Hamburg, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan, Bristol, New Delhi or Istanbul. His works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries, including in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne (Germany) Paris, Nice (France), Fond, Gatea (Italy), Zurich (Switzerland) or Stockholm (Sweden).Hide