Etnik’s latest mural is a swirling collection of hues and geometric shapes, towering above an Italian street as part of the Without Frontiers Project. Etnik emerged as a graffiti-slinging street artist in the vibrant early ’90s, before integrating all facets of his into a versatile practices of canvas, sculpture, installations, and massive mural work into a holistic approach. The Italian-Swedish artist’s real name is Alessandro Battisti, and he’s currently based in Turin, Italy. The artist last appeared on HiFructose.com here.
The artist offers some clues on his evolution via his bio: “Active since the early ’90s in the writing scene, searching new ways to push the limit of the classical graffiti to a high-level painting big murals with concept and organizing events to connect the best European artists. From 2001, his way (of painting starts) to evolve to geometrical and architectural forms, still working on the lettering with a mixture of urban landscapes.”
See more of the artist’s recent work below.