Chazme, Treepolis,  Chazme I Proembrion, Białobrzegi 2014

CHAZME / Daniel Kalinski

Urban Art

October 9, 2017

Daniel Kalinski aka CHAZME or CHAZME 718 is a Polish painter, illustrator, architect, and street artist born in 1980 in Laufen, Switzerland. In 2008, the artist graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Technology in Warsaw. His street work is often created in a collaboration with other artists such as SEPE and NAWER.

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SEPE x CHAZME - Corest Fity - Vilnius Street Art, Poland, 2015

CHAZME 718 Art

CHAZME often constructs urbanised structures out of defined, geometrical areas. These dystopian compositions are comments and critiques on urban planning and architecture, which the passers-by are invited to decipher, reflect and maybe even oppose. On a visual level, they are always compositionally perfectly balanced and reflect the pattern of our modern skyscraper architecture.

Even though his studio work is more figurative, it still emits the artist's unique aesthetic

CHAZME painting
CHAZME - Long Stories 2, 2015


The artist's studio work ranges from canvas to collage. Even though his paintings are more figurative, they still emit the strong assemblage aesthetic which is unique to CHAZME's work. His work was included in exhibitions in Paris, San Francisco, Bern, Minsk, and Dusseldorf, to name a few. CHAZME's street art pieces can be seen on the walls of many metropolises such as Prague, Berlin, Glasgow, among many others.

The artist is represented by 44309 Street//art Gallery in Dortmund and Pretty Portal in Düsseldorf.

CHAZME lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Featured image: CHAZME 718 - street art
All images courtesy of the artist