Graffiti: André Scholtes brings the facades of Luxembourg to life

Graffiti: André Scholtes brings the facades of Luxembourg to life
Graffiti: André Scholtes brings the facades of Luxembourg to life

André Scholtes is a name inseparable from the artistic scene in Grevenmacher and its surroundings. And for good reason: the graffiti artist beautifies the region with his unique artistic creations. A form of expression which manifests itself very early in the young man. “I started drawing around the age of twelve, thirteen,” he remembers. What started on paper quickly transformed into a passion for graffiti, which accompanied him throughout his schooling. An artistic career then seemed inaccessible to him, given that his educational path initially took him in a completely different direction.

At the age of 15, André Scholtes decided to deepen his skills and obtained a Certificate of manual painter’s ability at the Lycée technique du Center. For ten years, he remained loyal to his first boss who encouraged him to integrate graffiti into his professional projects. A first step in his career which will be the cornerstone of his future works and style.

André Scholtes developed his own technique, which he called “tape stencil art”. “I put adhesive tape on my canvas, I do my sketch on it and I cut the stencil using a cutter,” he explains to describe his creative process. This method allows him to create complex and detailed works of art, ranging from abstract to realistic.

His first major exhibition was a kaleidoscope of his creativity, confusing the public. “It looked relatively chaotic and people were wondering what was mine,” says the artist. His response, “It wasn’t me,” became his signature. André Scholtes not only leaves his mark in art galleries, but also in urban space. One of his most notable projects is the artistic design of a parking lot exit in his hometown, mixing art and public space.

André Scholtes says he recognizes and appreciates his roots, but also says he is ready to explore the world and present his art internationally. In the meantime, he continues to beautify the facades of Luxembourg and elsewhere.

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