Bates

Bates

The internationally known danish graffiti artist Bates lives and works in Copenhagen, where he was born 1971. Today one of the most famous European graffiti painter, Bates started in the mid-80s with stylewriting. Inspired by New Yorks graffiti of the first hour, he has influenced the graffiti development of the second generation in Europ...

Bates

The internationally known danish graffiti artist Bates lives and works in Copenhagen, where he was born 1971. Today one of the most famous European graffiti painter, Bates started in the mid-80s with stylewriting. Inspired by New Yorks graffiti of the first hour, he has influenced the graffiti development of the second generation in Europe decisively. Bates has motivated, impressed and influenced many graffiti sprayers of the present generation.

Bates has internalized the stylewriting, for him style and lettering have the highest prority. His style combines the classic New York graffiti with the somewhat younger European writing style. He follows the soft flow and swing of the letters and words and mixes it with sharper forms and characters. For Bates, the personal and artistic development is a never ending story.

Bates strives to continuously improve and therefor he works disciplined and aware. His many collaborations and experiences with other artists of all stripes play an important role.
His development shows an always higher quality and innovations and yet a distinctive handwriting already from the very first hour. Always open to experimentation and new ideas, but never following trends, Bates always remained faithful.

For over twenty years roads and citys were Bates canvases, traveling and painting throughout the world were his drive. His face has never shown up today, his graffiti art however is world-renowned.

In 2009 he exhibited for the first time artworks on canvas in the solo exhibition it's about time in Copenhagen. Again, his style remains unmistakably his own, only the format has shrunk. The graffiti writing and the associated attitude still have highest priority. Bates took the time to himself and his style to develop until he was ready for the media canvas and the platform exhibition without having to change his art. But even there, his work and not he as a person is the center of attention.

Just as his graffiti style evolves, also his art work on canvas or other media develop. This year in May Bates showed in the exhibition work in progress at the Partisan Creative Corner in Soest an impressive overview of his past as a graffiti artist and a glimpse into the future as a contemporary artist.
Bates himself sees in graffiti enormous potential for the development of the classical art world. The graffiti development in the underground since more than 40 years has brougt many talents ‘to light’ and it is time to present them to the public.

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    DAZ-L vintage label by BATES acryl on original vintage spraycan label unique handpainted artwork, signed on backside framed in wooden collage frame size 21cm x 15cm unframed, 24cm x 30cm framed 2015 delivery free of charge worldwide incl. handmade BATES Sticker and certificate of authencity issued by whatsart

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    BROMA vintage label by BATES acryl on original vintage spraycan label unique handpainted artwork, signed on backside framed in wooden collage frame size 21cm x 15cm unframed, 24cm x 30cm framed 2015 delivery free of charge worldwide incl. handmade BATES Sticker and certificate of authencity issued by whatsart

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    EPOXY vintage label by BATES acryl on original vintage spraycan label unique handpainted artwork, signed on backside framed in wooden collage frame size 21cm x 15cm unframed, 24cm x 30cm framed 2015 delivery free of charge worldwide incl. one handmade BATES Sticker and certificate of authencity issued by whatsart

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    LUCITE vintage label by BATES acryl on original vintage spraycan label unique handpainted artwork, signed on backside framed in wooden collage frame size 21cm x 15cm unframed, 24cm x 30cm framed 2015 delivery free of charge worldwide incl. handmade BATES Sticker and certificate of authencity issued by whatsart

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