Dare – Sigi von KoedingCH

“For me, writing is an expression of personality. Letters are therefore not just a way of commu- nicating content but also re ect the soul of each writer and that is what I do, I ‘write’. My artistic origins lie in ‘Writing’, in our society known as ‘Graf ti’. For over 20 years, I have actively and intensively grappled with the idea of letters; I have studied these in their basic typographi- cal forms and as autodidact further developed them. The name ‘Dare’ is the pseudonym that I adopted in 1986. After the many years when I wrote my name on walls all over the world, it seemed to me most honest to continue to write this name on canvas today. My paintings should be regarded as written self-portraits and if you believe that writing is an expression of person- ality, life can be found in each individual char- acter. This life, in turn, is me DARE! or Sigi von Koeding.”