Bus126 - Let's disappear!
Conversion with Markus Mai and Tobias Barenthin Lindblad
Text(s) by P. Vector Codierer, ZASD, AKV Stocklosa, Joachim Spurloser and SPAIR
21 x 15.3 cm
BUS126 is an oldschool writer who belongs to the first generations of the Berlin graffiti scene. He had a comeback in the 2000s where he dropped into the sphere of avant-garde and trailblazing artists like AKIM and ZASD. While still painting walls BUS126, inspired by new influences, began to break up the borders of traditional stylewriting in his pieces, started working on letter sculptures or let natural forms and structures affect his style.
In Let's disappear! he presents a selection of his artistic work since 2007 till 2019. As the title suggests the artist did not only made a retraction from public to mainly non-urban, abandoned or not easy accessible places and areas, but also dissolves his pieces more and more into abstract forms and spaces. Although in the publication is stated that “style is also extremely different to get rid of”, a personal style still remains even if elements like outlines or concrete letter shapes are hard to make out.
The 2nd edition comes as a softcover with 188 pages of content with a conversation with Markus Mai and Tobias Barenthin Lindblad. The talk gets into depth and focuses on the artists roots, inspirations, style theory, repetition, anti-style and the ability to learn, master and break rules. Also BUS126′ companions wrote on him in different essays by P. Vector Codierer, ZASD, AKV Stocklosa, Joachim Spurloser and SPAIR.