Back in the late 1980, FUZI discoverd Subway Art — one of the very early publications about subway graffiti in New York. Soon he got hooked on graffiti and hip-hop culture and started to paint his name all over his district, the Parisian suburbs. He invented his own style of graffiti painting, he called it the “Ignorant Style”.
Switching easily between different mediums, FUZI taught himself how to tattoo and brought a freshness to his designs that were inspired by his brutal lifestyle: straight black lines with devastating punchlines. Using the streets, subways, tunnels or art galleries as ephemeral tattoo studios, FUZI left his mark on the skins of graffiti writers as well as big names in music and fashion. In 2010 FUZI created “Ignorant People”, a handmade screen-print clothing line based on his personal style.
Last week, FUZI made a quick stop at the Salon Renate design studios for a tattoo session. The Salon Renate is apparently not affiliated to the Wilde Renate club (there’s something about that name, huh!) but a creative, collaborative working space in Neukölln. The FUZI stunt was supposed to be a kick off into an extraordinary event-season, and extraordinary it always is with the artist. His work, whether on skin or paper, is stand out, authentic and interesting. Even if you’ve never seen any of his drawings, you’ll instantly categorize the style as something special and unique.