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Michiel Folkers

Michiel Folkers a.k.a. Gieler (1982) started experimenting with graffiti in the late nineties. For years he remained active spraying letters. When he got older, and more mature and tired of the fights which are accompanied with this hobby, graffiti slowly evolved in streetart. The friendlier en less illegal character of streetart attracted Michiel above graffiti. Besides, working with stencils was a much better technique to get more details done better and faster.

In addition to colouring walls, Michiel began experimenting on canvas. He started by painting a series called anti-heroes. Focussed on B-listed celebrities / famous’ people from Holland. In pop art everyone was painting Jim Morrison or Marilyn Monroe. So I thought it would be more striking to paint unpopular celebrities. It worked,... Read More