The name TASSO has been an established parameter in the Graffiti and Street Art scene for over 25 years. The talented artist quickly became a world-famous superstar and left his mark in 30 countries. He is a role model for a whole generation of painters and fans of the scene.

TASSOs work cannot be determined by a single style or theme. His attachment to his favourite equipment is always perceptible in the work. In his many motifs and scenes we discover caps and aerosol cans. TASSO’s creative process and his predilection for the unexpected often startle the viewer into a dialogue with his artwork.

As the nature of street art is to evolve, so does the artist by looking for innovative ways to develop the typical name writing. Currently he is developing glass-like, transparent letters combined with landscapes or urban scenes. In these works, as well as in his underwater scenes, TASSO plays skilfully with refraction and reflection. With this, the master managed to find a way to combine photoREALISM, Graffiti and MuralArt.

TASSO’s subjects are varied, unadapted and often revolutionary. This is the only way he has managed to maintain himself at the top of the Graffiti and Street Art scene.

Paint & Acryl on canvas (140 x 200 cm) 2012


* 1966 in Meerane (Saxony)
1973 – 83 polytechnic school (grade 4 in drawing lessons, hobby: drawing, Tasso on drawing lessons: „I did not want to be creative on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm to 7 pm“)
1991 first illegal graffiti (pseudonym GESHWAY)
1994 step into legality, first commissions
1996 contact to other sprayers, connection to the scene, extension of the techniques (can, oil, airbrush on different surfaces) publication of some works in the books of the Graffiti Art – series at the „Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf“ publishing house, volumes 8, 9, 11 and name entry in the „Great Graffiti Dictionary“ since then constant presence in German and international graffiti magazines
From 2000 self-employed as a freelance artist, commissioned works (canvases, house facades), group exhibitions, contributors to various nationwide graffiti events
2001 Foundation of the artist group „Ma ‚Claim“
2006 Publication of the book „Ma`Claim – Finest photorealistic Graffiti“


Nervi a Pezzi, Nerviano. Italy
Bring the Paint, Leicester, England

UrbanArt Biennale 2017, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Völklinger Hütte, Germany
Pot Pourri, Galeriehaus Hof, Germany
Küchenbilder, Kunsthaus Eigenregie, Eschenbach, Germany
Recover, Zurich, Switzerland

Am Ende fehlt doch immer was – Uhlig Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

Fauxpas – Galerie Auerswalde, Lichtenau, Germany
Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2015, Germany
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam 2015, Nederlands
Designers‘ Open, Germany
Schädel – Ikone. Mythos. Kult – Völklinger Hütte, Völklingen, Germany
Street Art Gruppenausstellung – Galerie Mauritiushof Bad Zurzach, Switzerland
UrbanArt Biennale 2015, Völklingen/ Saarbrücken, Germany
Test the new TASSO! – ALINA-Galerie, Chemnitz, Germany

ArtWalk – Park 2014, Clara-Zetkin-Park, Leipzig
In your Face-3 – Gruppenausstellung – Augsburg, Germany

Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2013, Germany
Ein Leben nach der Dose Einzelausstellung, Galerie ART IN, Meerane
ArtWalk – Park 2013, Clara-Zetkin-Park, Leipzig

City of Gold Gruppenausstellung, Johannesburg/Südafrika

Hallenkunst – 2, Gruppenausstellung, Chemnitz, Germany
Outside in – Inside out Gruppenausstellung Galerie Vitrine, Luzern/Schweiz
AbriSS verboten! Gruppenausstellung der IBUg-Künstler, Galerie ART IN, Meerane

HallenKunst Gruppenausstellung – Markthallen, Chemnitz, Germany
Temporary Art Gruppenausstellung 53 Art Gallery, Guangzhou/China
EXPO 2010 Gruppenausstellung Red Town, Shanghai/China

TASSO`s Grand Verarsche Galerie Kupferdiebe, Hamburg, Germany
Let me entertain you! Galerie Art Gluchowe, Glauchau

Concreto Gruppenausstellung mit Ma`Claim, Mexico-City/Mexico

Ma`Claim-Gruppenausstellung + Herakut, Kunsthaus Schmalkalden

Ausstellung im Maximilian-Hotel, Bad Griesbach

Never ending Story, Goethe-Institut Athen/Griechenland

World Spray Milano/Italien 06./07.03.2004

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi/Belgien
Young Primitives, Streetart on historic Buildings, Brügge, Belgium
Still crazy, Gruppenaustellung, Klingspor Museum/Offenbach, Germany

© Fotos
TASSO / Bert Harzer