AKTEONE discovered graffiti during his youth in Berlin at the beginning of the 90s, and later, as a member of crews including TLB, began to paint graffiti in the urban realm. Over the course of 25 years of productivity, he became known within the scene for his graffiti art, proved his talents as a rapper, produced albums, and today belongs to the established representatives of the Berlin Hip Hop and graffiti scene. On top of his creative work, AkteOne’s ambitions is to pass this culture on to the next generation.
Freely and full of variations, AkteOne has developed in the studio pieces a style of “assemblage painting,” through which abstraction and the application of mixed techniques allow colorful compositions to emerge out of wildstyle letters, comic figures, tags, color fields, stripes, scratches, paint spurts and drops. The dense multiformity of AkteOne’s paintings rewards extended consideration from the viewer, and the embedded “quotes” from the graffiti lexicon evidence a deep internalization of Hip Hop culture.