“The Heat Is On. I love to paint powerful images. There is nothing more powerful and universal than hands. Drawing hands is a way to express words without using words. I like the viewers to experience my art without influencing them too much.” Case Maclaim
Case is a German Graffiti Artist living in Frankfurt / Main. His images are based on the re-presentation of body shapes and photo-realistic portraits. He is one of the four members of the “Maclaim Crew”, which was founded in 2000 and is considered as pioneer in photo-realistic representation within the graffiti scene.
He focuses on the body which he abstracts from its human origin to make way for narrative, monstrous, animalistic or mythic elements. The usual ideal of beauty is replaced by bizarre-controversial characteristics, which are vexing but simultaneously fascinating.
Also the world of emotions is traced perpetually: uncertainty, melancholy and the constant fight of being a human are broached as the issue. The figurative subjects impress by their perfect execution and their excellent mixture of pictorial pureness and high narrative value.