featured artist: Ata Bozaci

Graphic designer, illustrator and artist Ata Bozaci keeps us spellbound with his very distinctive artwork. Bozaci’s career began as a sprayer in the early 1990s under the pseudonym Toast. He has made a significant contribution to the international graffiti writing scene with his unique style. From 1990 to 2012 his work was mainly devoted to graffiti writing. His recent works include drawings, paintings, digital graphics, wallpaintings and modular sculptures. His artworks have been exhibited in many galleries, museums and public spaces from the USA to China and are already part of remarkable collections such as that of Gunter Sachs. Ata Bozaci lives and works in Zurich. As we are highly excited about Ata Bozaci’s work, we caught up with him for a quick chat.

Ata, what’s the first thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning?
Wow, I am still alive.

What makes you forget time?
When I am passionate about something.

If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
1. Guitar for entertainment
2. Pen and sketchbook to keep me busy
3. Skateboard to be mobile

Who has influenced you the most?
My 3 year old daughter. She teaches me to be focussed on what I care about in life.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
As an artist, you have to learn early to let go if you want to make a living out of art. Every piece of art goes its own way without its creator. Even an art-collector can own an artwork only for a period of time, until he realizes that the artwork is owning him.


images: courtesy of Ata Bozaci

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