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Inspired by the New York City subway graffitis of the 1990’s, he sprayed his first works of art in his hometown of Bremen, Germany, at the age of 12. Kroeger spent his youth exploring the boundaries of the genre: Out of the typical imagery of graffiti, he developed his own iconography, and finally transported this style on to classic canvas – since 2013, his focus has been on using oil and acrylic paints.
Through the filter of his early urban art influences, Kroeger takes the historically important theme of portraiture and combines it with a binary presence to create a contemporary portrait of man in the 21st century – both on large walls and on canvas, and by the standards of actual, artistic greatness.