NET is an American graffiti writer from the East Village of New York City. He has been writing graffiti since he was a child. His first exposure to graffiti was on the streets of Downtown, in the borough of Manhattan, where he would be aware of and notice such names like PRAY (Scratchie queen!), P13 and OE TMD, CHRIS 217, CHISY, G-MAN and BS119. His most active period being the mid-late 1990's to the early 2000's, primarily on the streets of New York City, as well as multiple destinations the world over. He converted his street practice into a studio practice in the early 2000's, and continues to do so in the present day. Down with crews such as KRT, THR, 156 and TNS, NET stays true to the lineage of artists that come from a graffiti background and have crossed over into the fine art world. He also creates work under multiple incarnations, one of which is a world renowned street artist/contemporary artist. Shoot him a DM on Instagram, @Netism, perhaps he will reveal his identities to you!
This particular body of work is celebrating the sticker. From every imaginable source, graffiti writers seek out stickers of ANY type of sticker stock that can be written over, legibly, to stick up on the streets and elsewhere. From shipping companies to record labels to the post office to airlines, writers acquire the stickers that these companies put out by any means necessary in the name of furthering their cause. The work here is a culmination of collecting blank stickers throughout the years and putting them to use via original collage, sticker packs and a limited edition print.
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