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MadC: Street to Canvas



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MadC: Street to Canvas is the first monograph on the world-renowned contemporary artist and muralist MadC (Claudia Walde), whose practice moves dynamically between the street and the studio to capture the energy of painting and test the heights of its possibility.

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. What is revealed is the potential for art to be an inclusive and universal language to connect and inspire people and communities around the world.

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November 2021




297mm x 254mm





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Luisa Heese is a writer and curator based in Germany. She has written widely on the work of contemporary artists and has worked on many curatorial projects.

MadC (Claudia Walde, b. 1980) is a world-renowned visual graffiti artist, muralist and designer. She was born in Bautzen, Germany and is best known for her large-scale murals of vivid colours and bold lines.


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