MadC: Street to Canvas – Luisa Heese

3 min read  ·  01 Feb 2022

HENI Publishing is proud to announce the release of MadC: Street to Canvas, the first monograph on the world-renowned contemporary artist and muralist MadC (Claudia Walde)

For more than two decades – from her beginnings in the 1990s as a graffiti artist in the local scene of Bautzen in east Germany to large-scale public murals on an international level – MadC has captivated global audiences with her distinctive style, characterised by abstract compositions of bold, sweeping lines and transparent layers of vivid colours.

Writer and curator Luisa Heese charts the artist’s career, exploring MadC’s immense body of work in locations across more than 35 countries. Over 200 artworks and personal photographs illustrate the book, showcasing her unique use of colour and the spontaneous movement of lines produced by spray cans and brushstrokes.

From street to canvas, MadC adorns each surface with a vivacity that surpasses cultural barriers. Traversing private and public spaces, her work constantly blurs the lines between street art and fine art. It reveals the potential for art to be an inclusive and universal language that connects and inspires people and communities around the world.