Widely touted as the king of German graffiti, CAN2 is regarded as one of the worldwide scenes finest lettering experts.
At the tender age of 7, CAN2 had a driving need to artistically improve his desk at school as well as his schoolbooks with his own illustrations. In 1983, his first fledgling attempts at spraying took place in his hometown of Mainz.
His inspiration from the very start originated in the Mecca of Graffiti, the Bronx. CAN2 represented the Bronx style of the early 80s – in his view the only true graffiti style – from the start.
CAN2 sprays letters that have a dynamic impact. Most of this spraying is accomplished on walls. His distinctive characters have a diorama effect and are markedly alive. CAN2, a writer with 23 years of graffiti experience, says that the difference between his characters and those of other sprayers are to be found in the shading and of course in his distinctive style.