Born in 1989 - Germany
KEF! is a young artist born in 1989, he is originally from Übach-Palenberg, Germany.
He moved to London in 2013 after seeing the booming of street art in this city and hoping that there was a place for his style. In 2015, he moved to Berlin.
KEF!'s name means 'scar' which is how he perceives painting on walls, according to him street art is an indelible mark left by an artist. This is where his name comes from, making reference to a scar.
He describes his style as abstract graffiti and he gives special attention to the balance and harmony of the patterns and compositions he creates.
For KEF! the most important facet of his work is that people enjoy looking at it."People should always try to feel and not think about my compositions" says KEF!.
As an artist he works instinctively and gets his inspiration from meditation and nature. Creating for him is a sort of meditation.The most important is that the viewer indulges in the multitude of lines and lets himself be transported until finding a sense of well-being and positive energy.
KEF!'s work has evolved over the years. He is known for his compositions, specially for his great mural frescoes and his interior redesigning of the London, Berlin, Stuttgart and Hong Kong Urban Outfitters stores.
Selected exhibitions :
2016 La Pièce aux Harmonies, Akiza - La Galerie, Paris, France (solo show)
2015 Garden (P)arty, Studio411 Galerie, Montpellier, France (group show)
2015 EXPØ†INVA8ION, Akiza: La Galerie, Paris, France (group show)
2014 INSECTES & ARACHNIDES, Akiza: La Galerie, Paris, France (group show)
2014 art4peace, Hoxton Gallery, London, United Kingdom (group show)
2013 The Present, Curious Duke Gallery, London, United Kingdom (group show)
2013 Wayfarer , Curious Duke Gallery, London, United Kingdom (group show)
2013Visitors, Neeshkat Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany (group show)
2012 Exhibition I, Neeshkat Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany (group show)
2012 Urban Innovaters-Urban Art Event, Apres, London, United Kingdom (group show)
2012 Arthok, Atelier LAKE Streetart Galerie, Aachen, Germany (solo show)
2011 Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy (group show)
2011 I love KEF!, Galerie Icke3.0, Aachen, Germany (solo show)
2010 Untitled, damenundherren, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo show)
Selected commissions :
2016 Mural/object painting, The Celt Experience, Caerphilly, Wales
2015 Mural painting, Coartpark, Liuzhou, China
2015 Installation, POP UP Fashion Berlin, Bikini Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2015 Canvas, 3 x 8 meter, Fishman Haygood, Baton Rouge, United States
2015 Indoor painting, Magda Danysz Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2015 Indoor design, The Dentist Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2014 Indoor design, Urban Outfitters store, Hong Kong, China
2014 Indoor design, Urban Outfitters store, Berlin, Germany
2014 Indoor design, Urban Outfitters store, Stuttgart, Germany
2014 Indoor design, Urban Outfitters store, London, United Kingdom
2014 Indoor design, Genesis Cinema, London, United Kingdom
2013 Indoor design, Grant Tree Office, London, United Kingdom
2013 Installations, Printemps luxury department store, Paris, France.
Seletcted festivals/projects :
2015 Whitecross Street Party, London, United Kingdom
2015 Garden (P)Arty , Montpellier, France
2014 Paint Jam, Gloucester, United Kingdom
2013 Somerford Grove Adventure Playground, London, Untited Kingdom
2013 Kindergarten Kentucky Allee, Karlsruhe (Germany)
2013 totgesagte sterben länger , damenundherren, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 Whitecross Street Party, London, United Kingdom
2013 Upfest, Bristol, United Kingdom
2012 Auferstehung aus Ruinen, Graffiti Lobby Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
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