Urban art

Awer /   Unknown

Italy 1986

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Illustration, Surrealism, Painting


April 27, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Awer is an Italian street artist who has been part of the graffiti scene since he was only fourteen years old. Born in 1986 in Polignano a Mare, a small town located on the Adriatic Sea, Awer left his hometown and moved to Milano where he graduated himself as graphic designer and art director.

Master of Hypnotic Graffiti

Self-taught, Awer started his artistic career in Milano, where he developed his own unique world of hypnotic creatures at times really colorful at times only using white and black shades. The images hide a meaning under their first layer of optical illusion, representing the various moods of life such as anguish, roaming around and anger. Awer is a master of hypnotic graffiti giving life to artistic remedies and solutions to escape from human troubles with a mind trick.

Awer’s Style

Awer started with letters and words, developing his characters into robots represented on many walls all over Italy. After some time, he began to combine the robots with “muscles”, working more with fluorescent colours. In addition, he drew big animals, all made out of “muscles”, and came up with a very distinctive black and white line-based style.

Awerart - Untitled, Slovakia, 2013, photo credits - Awerart
Awer – Untitled, Slovakia, 2013, photo credits – Awer

Awer took part to several exhibitions and festivals in Italy, Poland, Berlin, Paris and Los Angeles. Although he focuses mainly on the art at the moment, Awer is also tattooing at his private studio in Berlin.

Awer lives and works between Italy and Germany.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014AC-ABBlack Market Collective, BerlinSolo
201320x20 Studio D’ Ars, Milan Solo
2013Reclaim your CityBerlin Solo
2013Black e WhiteStudio D’ Ars, Milan Solo
2013Stroke urban art fairStudio D ars stand, BerlinGroup
2013Artist for the wall paintingAcheronte, Taranto Group
2013Artist for La Tour 13, organized by Gallerie Itinerance, Le Grand JeuParis Solo
2013Beyond Time AIRBWA Bielska Gallery, Bielsko Biala, Poland Solo
2013Winner of Screenprint contestIDRAWALOT gallery, Berlin Solo
2013Corrosive Container, with XLab collectiveParis Group
2012Cadaver exquis - Exquisit corpsX lab, Berlin Solo
2012How many linesSpeak Easy, Berlin Solo
2012Stroke urban art fairX lab stand, BerlinGroup
2011Artaq-2nd urban arts awards, sezione canvasParis, FranceGroup
2011I Low ArtArtCore Gallery, Bari Solo
2011Artaq-2nd urban arts awards, sezione canvasAngers, FranceGroup
2011MetagraphEthic, FirenzeSolo
2011Essere non essereScalo San Donato, Bologna Solo
20101 year of X lab X Lab gallery, Berlin Group
2010Odi55eaGalleria Magenta 52 Vimercate MilanoSolo
2009The RebirthThe Air Grafx shop, Los Angeles CASolo
2008Artista, decoratore per un toy esposto all’ Arte 2 galleryMilanoSolo
2008Sotto Pre55ioneOmnia MilanoSolo
2008Scala MercalliAuditorium Parco della Musica, RomaSolo
2008Boy55’n da woodSpazio espositivo Rehab, MilanoSolo
20085otto5opraNaba MilanoSolo
2007Distratto Intere55eVirgoz Tattoo Studio MilanoSolo
2007Il SospettoBiokip Gallery MilanoSolo
2006Big MarkerBiokip Gallery MilanoSolo