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GIZ / Unknown

Urban Art, Pop Art, Graffiti

February 15, 2021

Born and raised in New York City, GIZ is an American graffiti artist who began his career in 1988, when he was just ten years old. He focused on "bombing" clean NYC subway trains before making a transition towards gallery art in 1998. Using his woodworking background, he began producing works on pieces of wood by cutting them into his letters' shapes. GIZ's style evolved into a playful extension of Pop art around 2013, where his unique writing style morphed iconic cartoon characters into the letters of his name in various innovative ways. His work still evolves, and the artist remains active on all fronts – murals, gallery shows, and of course, continuing to "bomb" the streets.