Golif is an Austrian artist who stops at nothing. He loves challenges and ever-larger surfaces: a 600 m2 warehouse facade, a 28,000 m2 floor and many other monumental frescoes.
The artist transforms concrete into a work of art by blending his different backgrounds. His training as a gilder, house painter and in the applied arts has been skilfully applied to projects of phenomenal scope.
In terms of subject matter, Man is at the heart of the project. He wants an exchange with the urban population, with its expressions. His silhouettes evoke both everyone and no-one. The more he purifies, the more he leaves us free to imagine who we want behind these assertive lines. The crossed-out look of his figures makes them all the more anonymous, and takes us even further into our imaginations.
The brushstrokes are lively, rapid and rhythmic. The play of contrasts is simple and effective, conveying emotion in a raw, direct way.
A rising star of Austrian Street Art, Golif exhibited in 2019 at the Wien Museum, the history museum in Vienna, Austria. The "Takeover" exhibition questioned the place of Street Art and skateboarding (also closely linked to the graffiti cult) in public space.