Paul Busk portrait, Exhibition Look at me now, INOPERAbLE GALLERY, 2015

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Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Painting, Design

Paul Busk
July 1, 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.

Paul Busk is a communication designer and one of the most prominent activists in Vienna street art scene who developed his passion for character sets, fonts, styles and cuts of lettering via his involvement in graffiti art in the mid-1990s.

Busk’s Style

In the first years of 21st century, Busk was one of the pioneers in Viennese street art scene who transcended the artistic practice of graffiti, towards new media and alternative techniques, including paste-up collages and relief-like cut-outs. His practice represents a continuous search for new ways as to the materials employed and the forms developed.

Paul Busk - Modification 131010, photo credits - Flickr, street art, urban art, graffiti
Paul Busk – Modification 131010

Hidden behind the famous Donkey King like, apes-head mask, Busk has employed his signature BUSK and CMOD throughout the city, in many of the urban grey areas, on exposed walls, busy streets or hidden corners. His logo and trademark “Busk” in English means street performer, while the abbreviation CMOD stands for city modification.

Paul Busk, 2015, photo credits - Inoperable Gallery
Paul Busk, 2015


Paul Busk has also developed and implemented numerous projects in related areas as advertising, graphic design and typography. In 2001 he launched Street art Project CMOD (City MODification) with Michael Kuhn. The field of CMOD’s activity includes print, graphics, logo design, type design, illustrations, interior and exterior design.

Paul Busk - room design, Grelle Forelle, Vienna, 2012, photo by Eugen Prosquill, photo credits - Flickr
Paul Busk – room design, Grelle Forelle, Vienna, 2012

Look at Me Now

Busk has participate as an artist in many group exhibitions in Vienna, Austria, Bucharest, Romania, Innsbruck, Austria, Milan, Italy, Salzburg, Austria, and New York, USA.
His solo show Look at Me Now is on view from July 3rd until August 29th, 2015, at INOPERAbLE Gallery in Vienna, Austria.

Paul Busk lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Look At Me NowInoperable Gallery, ViennaSolo
2014When Black Meets WhiteInoperable Gallery, ViennaGroup
2014WildwuchsKunsthaus Muerz, MurzGroup
2011Wilde ZeichenForum Frohner, KremsGroup
2010UnknownEscape, ViennaGroup
2010Petit PlinqueQuartier21 MQW, Vienna Group
2010Beton BlumenStreet Art Passage, Quartier21 MQW, ViennaGroup
2009UnknownBLK River, ViennaGroup
2009Krieg der ZeichenDesignforum MQW, ViennaGroup
2009UnknownSOHO in Ottakring, ViennaGroup
2009GD2D+PD3DGallery O, MilanoGroup
2008Die ZelleEhemaliges Wasserguteamt, ViennaGroup
2008INOPERAbLE in Nu YorkAlphabeta, NYCGroup
2008EssenceMAK, ViennaGroup
2008Sioseh # 32 AddictiveSabotage Films, ViennaGroup
2007BuskeramikArtBits, ViennaGroup
2007I am FestivalSezission Wichtelgasse, ViennaGroup
20078 Rooms 8 CrewsAlmdudler Headquaters, ViennaGroup
2006Ein schones Stuck VergänglichkeitKunsthalle K2, StyriaGroup
2006Graffiti-CityOsterreicher Stadl, RegensburgGroup
2006SoloshowInoperable Gallery, ViennaSolo
2004In(n)putSiebenkapellenareal, TyrolGroup
2004Reserve der FormKunstlerhaus, ViennaGroup
2004UnknownHome Gallery 2020, BucarestGroup