Boris Hoppek

Based in Barcelona, in the early 1990s Boris spearheaded the introduction of figurative elements into graffiti. His Bimbo character evolved from the golliwog, a cuddly racist throwback to colonial times and minstrel shows. Boris took it to a level of abstraction that allowed him to address explicit political themes such as immigration, racism, violence and sexuality.

2004 Berlin, 2009 Berlin