RAPTUZ is a full-time artist and graphic designer, active for more than 35 years in the art world, pioneer of the Italian Graffiti Art since the late 80’s.
He developed his own style and technique called Broken Window Futurism, an expressive mode evolved over time, characterized by the breakdown of works, shapes or colors, playing with chromatic scales, warm/cold and light/shade contrasts, to allow multifocal, fragmented, and deformed vision of abstract or figurative images.
Raptuz's works are features highly chromatic impact work, high definition in color stroke and application as if to immortalize the infinite parts of still images from a high-resolution video stream on a canvas.
He is a co-founder of the historical TDK Crew (Milan, 1990), SPAGHETTI FUNK Crew, a proud member for more than a decade of the legendary CBS Crew (Los Angeles, 1984), and LORDS Crew (San Francisco 1986).
Based in Milan (Italy), Raptuz frequently travels the world to paint at diﬀerent art festivals, realizing by commission small & large scale works, on walls or canvases, and participating in art gallery shows worldwide.
Due to his extensive knowledge, Raptuz also worked on management for some international spray paint top brands as Loop Colors and Kobra Paint, contributing to the development of the graffiti and fine art formula, spreading brands awarness among the art community.
He's also explored the world of set design, collaborating with one of the most famous italian multilocation spaces "Joey's Place" along to renowned Visionariafilm.
(photo: Federico Laddaga)