Hyland Mather of Andenken Gallery, Amsterdam, recently visited NYC artist, Gilf, at her soon to be no longer living and studio space in Bushwick. They had a few beers and ate some tacos at the local tortilla factory.
Nicholas Ganz is the author of some of worlds definitive books on graffiti and street art culture. The German writer and photographer began spraying graffiti himself in the 90s, capturing his own work and that of other artists on camera. A self-taught photographer, he created the pseudonym Keinom in 1997, eventually going on to publish his seminal book ‘Graffiti World’ in 2004. In this essay, he explores the impact of graffiti globally and tracks the development and subsequent globalisation of the artform.