Raws - portrait

Raws /   Kai Imhof

Germany 1990

Graffiti, Painting

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Raws
Kai Imhof
Male
Germany
1990
April 8, 2018
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.

Kai “Raws” Imhof was born in 1990, in Königs Wusterhausen, Germany and raised in Berlin. After finishing his A-level at the Emmy-Noether School in Berlin-Köpenick, he started the training as a graphic designer at the Best-Sabel Designschule in Berlin, which he finished in 2015 by winning the best graduation work award. Additionally, he decided to become a full-time artist and videographer.

Kai Raws Imhof - Abstract, 2016
Raws – Abstract, 2016

A Journey Through Art

Raws’ artistic career started in 2004 when he was painting the streets as a graffiti writer. During his early years as a sprayer, he painted illegal bombings and tags on walls in his neighborhood. Due to clashes with the police, he decided (around 2008) to deal with the artistic side of graffiti writing. By painting high-end colorful pieces over the years he became a famous artist in the international graffiti scene.

Kai Raws Imhof - Wandelism, 2018
Raws – Wandelism, 2018

Exhibitions

Raws was invited to many events and exhibitions all over the world. The artist had opportunities to show his work in countries like Indonesia, Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark or Poland. When it comes to exhibitions, Raws was part of the international renowned The Haus – Berlin Art Bang show in Berlin in 2017, which had over 80,000 visitors in three months. He also took part in exhibitions like Ostrale in Dresden or Wandelism in Berlin in 2018.

Raws - Level works, 2017
Raws – Level works, 2017

Style

At the beginning of his journey through art, Raws was addicted to the classic graffiti lettering. Artists like Loomit, Cantwo or Odem where his main influences in his early years. When it comes to lettering itself, notably the first generation of Berlin writers (1980-90) had a big influence on Raws style. Due to dealing with Graffiti, Raws was more and more addicted to the whole Hip-hop-lifestyle listening to Rap music or hanging around in the streets with his friends.

Raws and Skenar - Sneaker thrown on wall, 2016
Raws and Skenar – Sneaker thrown on wall, 2016

What Is Art?

When he started his graphic design training, he dealt with the history of fine arts. Movements like Bauhaus or Blauer Reiter and artists like Kandinsky, Richter or Picasso made him rethinking his own standards and views and had a big impact to his following artworks. Nowadays, he is combining his addiction to clean graphics, layout and arrangement with a classic graffiti style. Since he started to take his graffiti art to another level, his main questions are:

Is graffiti art? At which visual/creative point sociaty thinks graffiti as an art form? In which context graffiti becomes art? And in the end, what is art?

Featured image: Raws – portrait
All images courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2018Wandelism – urban art exhibitionBerlin, GermanyGroup
2017Roskilde FestivalRoskilde, DenmarkGroup
2017The Haus – Berlin Art BangBerlin, GermanyGroup
2017Artcaden ProjectBerlin, GermanyGroup
2017Wheel to WallBerlin, GermanyGroup
2016All city jamDublin, IrelandGroup
2016FramefestivalWolsztyn, PolandGroup
2015UnknownLRG arthouse, Stuttgard, GermanyGroup
2015OstraleDresden, GermanyGroup
2014Yard5 – The fence art showBerlin, GermanyGroup
2014Urban SyndromesDresden, GermanyGroup
2012Graffitibox SummerjamBerlin, GermanyGroup

Fuck Graffiti
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Fuck Graffiti , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin40 x 40 x 2.5 cm Paintings880 EUR (€)
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Confused 02
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Confused 02 , 2018RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin50 x 50 x 5 cm Paintings1,100 EUR (€)
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Confused Large
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Confused Large , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin100 x 80 x 2.5 cm Paintings1,900 EUR (€)
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Beyond and Between
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Beyond and Between , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin100 x 80 x 2.5 cm Paintings1,900 EUR (€)
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One Liner 01/02
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One Liner 01/02 , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin40 x 120 x 2 cm Paintings1,700 EUR (€)
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Confused 01
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Unleashed 02Sold
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Vertigo 01
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Gradient 01
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Gradient 01 , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin150 x 100 x 2.5 cm Paintings2,750 EUR (€)
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Through the Slits (Red Edition)
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Through the Slits...RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin60 x 60 cm Prints150 EUR (€)
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Untitled
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Untitled , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin200 x 230 x 5 cm Paintings4,700 EUR (€)
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Unleashed 03
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Unleashed 03 , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin120 x 120 x 3 cm Paintings2,600 EUR (€)
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Behind the Fence
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Behind the Fence , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin150 x 100 x 2.5 cm Paintings2,750 EUR (€)
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Level 01Sold
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Level 01 , 2018RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin80 x 60 x 2.5 cm Paintings
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Black Minimalism I
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Black Minimalism I , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin100 x 80 x 2.5 cm Paintings1,900 EUR (€)
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Through the Slits (Black Edition)
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Black Minimalism II
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Three Stripes
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Three Stripes , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin150 x 100 x 2.5 cm Paintings2,750 EUR (€)
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Rising Sun
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Rising Sun , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin100 cm Paintings2,200 EUR (€)
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Less is More
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Less is More , 2019RawsURBAN SPREE GALERIE Berlin100 x 80 x 2.5 cm Paintings1,900 EUR (€)
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