Michael Kiessling | GODLING

Michael Kiessling aka Godling in the Karolinenviertel in Hamburg. Inspired by hip-hop culture, he started spraying in 1987. In 1991 he founded the UZI Crew (UZI = Urban Zone Infiltration) with like-minded people. He also painted on canvas early on, but always stayed true to the street. In 1991 he finished together with his comrade-in-arms ArtOne first place in the graffiti competition of the Altonaer Museum, these pictures are in the museum fund.
Today he works as a freelance artist, designer, poet and is constantly exploring other media and looking for new ways to mix them with graffiti. Today, this technical mix and various stays abroad are blended into an experimental style that does not adhere to conventions. Godling can neither be defined in terms of content nor design, but paints with technical precision what occupies him personally.

Photos by Randy Rocket
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