Egs - (FI)

Egs is the most internationally recognized Finnish graffiti artist. His career started in Helsinki during the late 80’s and was part of the country’s first graffiti wave.

Egs sees his art as an anthropological research into graffiti. At first he searched for every piece of graffiti in his own neighbourhood, then in the rest of Helsinki before heading to meet and paint with like-minded writers in all corners of Europe. 
During the past 25 years he has extended his travels to five continents

and has painted in over 40 countries. He has sought inspiration in local graffiti scenes worldwide and collected global graffiti folklore for his own art.

“Every wave, star, drip or block I have ever painted can be traced to this attitude
of graffiti anthropologist. Every fade is reminiscent of some graffiti that I have seen. Every 3d or bubble has a story to tell. Every piece I’ve done pays an homage to the great graffiti folklore.” -Egs

Egs’ art has been exhibited in galleries and on walls all over the world.
His works are inspired by graffiti art in its most distilled form: a name painted in black.

Selected exhibitions and publications of Egs

Solo exhibitions:

ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain

Make Your Mark Galleria, Helsinki, Finland

Unruly Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Napa Galleria, Helsinki, Finland

Group exhibitions:

WuTang is For Children, Londonnewcastle Project Space, London, England

5 years of GSB, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
Le Fix Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Make Your Mark-kollektiivi, Galleria Orton, Helsinki, Finland


Egs – 3 Letters

Spray Daily Books

The World Atlas of Graffiti and Street Art, Rafael Schacter, Yale Press

Crack & Shine International, Fredric Forsythe, FFF/Topsafe Books

Colab Gallery
Schusterinsel 9
79576 Weil am Rhein - Friedlingen

P: +49 (0)7621 16 29 46 13
F: +49 (0)7621 16 29 46 11

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm