Jeej started creating his own artworks when he saw graffiti based art selling around him that lacked authenticity. Suddenly street art and graffiti became mainstream. People and companies without any background, knowledge or experience within this scene, jumped on the trend. Not honoring the culture or including real writers.
Jeej therefore wants to show that it can be done differently. Connecting real graffiti to the high-end segment so it will gain a new perspective. Hereby changing the narrative of the culture which is often misunderstood and linked to terms such as illegality and vandalism. Making it a story about fearlessness, expression and unmatched creativity instead. And also, to give graffiti the validation it deserves and make it accessible to a wider audience. His goal is to break boundaries within contemporary art.
Inspired by his own highly contrasted childhood, Jeej’s work is recognizable by the combination of contrasting elements such as raw with playful. He has always been captivated by various iconic childhood characters and their stories. The usage of these iconics represent the playful element in his art. The underlying principle of graffiti practice forms the foundation of his creations: The intention to have one’s work stand out. He therefore uses vibrant colors’ and a lot of different elements. In addition to painting, he uses various graffiti techniques which he has mastered through years of experience.
Jeej’s artworks can be described as fun, bold and energetic. With his work he speaks to courageous and optimistic personalities, who aim for more than the ordinary and do not take life too seriously.Take a look at Jeej’s Artworks