Munich, Germany  |

Flying Förtress was born in Munich and since 2007 lives and works in Hamburg. For more than 25 years Flying Förtress has been producing graffiti and street art and therefore belongs to Germanys’ graffiti-old-hands. He became worldwide known thanks to his Teddy Troopers. He then decided to evolve his Teddy character developing a visual language away from writings and tags with the intent of reaching a greater public. He didn't want to communicate only within the graffiti-scene but rather invent a generally understood icon instead of the coded signet of a graffiti-tag to make the communication within the public sphere of the urban space more direct and more unencrypted.

He is represented by Kolly Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland.

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