Umberto Koso Lodigiani was born in Naples in 1982, he began writing with sprays at the age of 14 in 1996 and make the firsts official graffiti the year after in 1997. Started as a train-bomber writer and over all this time he made graffiti, artwork, serigraphs, characters, letters on the full facades of buildings, canvases and walls legally authorized. His writing-style goes from compact backgrounds to almost vectorial shades. He received a strong artistic influence both
 by the experience of the “L.A. Gold Rush “in Los Angeles and by the” Meeting of Styles “in New York, and at the Five Points mecca of international graffiti he was able to meet the best American and European writers. He creates individual or collective artwork and graffiti on walls of every dimensions by participating in all kinds of artistic events in Europe and abroad, surpassing the target of 100 graffiti in one year for several years. His artworks are inspired by graffiti, metropolitan art, the environment that surrounds him, ” Pop ”, “Post-graffiti”, futurism and contemporary art but also by everything he researches and studies. U.K.L. aims to transfer its works from the wall to the canvas, combining the concept of public art with private creations. His artistic language is made up of simple subjects and patterns that coexist with each other in a very personal chromatic balance, albeit easy to read, sometimes combined with reinterpretations of classic and cartoon icons. He has participated in various exhibitions including: the 55th Venice Biennale as part of the “Back 2 Back to Biennale” project, at the Galleria Borbonica in Naples and futhermore in many other exhibitions is Naples, Paris and Amsterdam. During the period of Covid 19 he participated in a group exhibition organized by the Indonesian association in Jakarta. He also dedicates himself to the customization of products, decorations of environments and live performances. His works include on the one hand spontaneous realizations without execution restrictions as well as public and private commissions with specific directives. U.K.L. collaborates with some prestigious brands such as: Tim, Osama, Ceres, Lavazza, Eastpak, Converse, Camel, Adidas, Vans, Reebok, Vodafone, Aperol, Thames & Hudson and RedBull. He promotes and implements projects related to hip hop culture and teaches the history and technique of spray art in schools and in the offices of associations that deal with minors at risk and in juvenile prisons. He is a founding member of the Bereshit Association, the first ACU (Association for urban creativity) in Campania, with which he has organized international graffiti events since 1999, the latest of which is ” BACK TO THE STYLE ”.

With Memorie Urbane on 2023 partecipate at collective show 'My Song'


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