EGS

EGS (born 1974) is a Finnish visual artist who has held several exhibitions in galleries, installations at the Helsinki Biennial 2021 and has previously held major solo shows at the Finnish Glass Museum (2020) and the Kunsthalle Helsinki (2018). The name EGS originates from his graffiti tag, as he began his career when the first wave of graffiti hit Finland in the mid-1980s. Since then, and while still active in graffiti, the artist has transmutated his style into different directions, towards an…

EGS (born 1974) is a Finnish visual artist who has held several exhibitions in galleries, installations at the Helsinki Biennial 2021 and has previously held major solo shows at the Finnish Glass Museum (2020) and the Kunsthalle Helsinki (2018). The name EGS originates from his graffiti tag, as he began his career when the first wave of graffiti hit Finland in the mid-1980s. Since then, and while still active in graffiti, the artist has transmutated his style into different directions, towards an abstrated practice of graffiti, using painting, drawing, sculpture, blown glass and installations in search of meaning, mostly in the wake of the collapse of the USSR and the recomposition of Europe, exploring ruins, concrete surfaces, and the notion of impermanence. EGS's latest book, "Writing Stories with Three Letters", retracing his breakthrough exhibition of glass sculptures at the Finnish Glass Museum (2020) is available here at Urban Spree.

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