Mason aka Markus Wiese was born in 1971 in Dortmund (Germany). In 1986 he started working with paint spray in public spaces.
The first artistic influences came from the then still small local movement. The following trips to various European capitals, such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London or Paris, expanded his spectrum with new ideas. Within the first few years, Wiese found his own style, which made him soon known far beyond the borders of Europe. Mason's work is characterized by its proximity to geometry through the use of graphic design variations and typographic constructions. His artistic rules aim for the perfect symbiosis of the letters of his pseudonym, MASON, which is used recurrently in his work.