Demer embodies the original essence of graffiti, passing up the title of "artist," in favor the street-borne category "writer" in homage to the roots of his craft. In a world where so many writers seem to be scrambling to leave their vandalistic origins behind on the way into the art world, this east coast piecer has remained true to his beliefs about graff.
|Meres, Shiro and Demer - NYC|
Having started as a writer on NYC subway cars in the early days, Demer has enjoyed success piecing all over the world from France to Greece and all over the United States. His work was included in last year's Whitney Biennial, and he continues to enjoy commercial acclaim for projects with such clients as Raekwon, Donald Trump (for the Apprentice), Coors Light and more.
Despite having been hired as an artist and included in art world institutions, Defer insists on remaining a "writer." After all, that vandal spirit is still at the heart of this artform.
See new work from Demer at this month's opening of Hello World at the Service Station, and experience real graffiti.