The street artist YORKAR from Wiesbaden is self-taught. At the age of 12 he already identified with the local hip hop scene, sprayed graffiti and has been part of the urban subculture ever since. Yorkar is known especially among the younger generation through his involvement in the Kreativfabrik / Skatehalle am Schlachthof as well as his art courses for children and young people in the "Children and Youth Gallery" of the city of Wiesbaden. Since 1994 Yorkar runs his studio in the communication and cultural center Schlachthof. In Wiesbaden and Mainz, his large-scale murals and graffiti, such as the "Deportation Memorial" at the Schlachthof (2010) or the portrait of "Johannes Gutenberg" at Haus Mainusch in Mainz, are well known. Since 1998 Yorkar participates in various solo and group exhibitions, makes commissioned works for private individuals, municipalities and companies.
When did you start working as an artist?
I began to be defined as an "artist" in the mid-90s. When the first free works were sold and the first commissioned works were realized ...
Why did you start working as an artist?
I started to express myself artistically with graffiti and to finance this I soon got involved in the art market.
What techniques do you prefer?
I prefer fast, free painting as in unrestrained handwriting.
Who and what inspires you?
People who pay attention to me as well as surfaces on which my works feel comfortable.
Do you want to say something with your art?
Yes of course! My works are communication, signs of life and moments.
What do you want to achieve in 5 years?
more freedom !!!
What do art and culture mean to you?
Art lives from the attention and culture lives from the participation