RENE VAN KAN BIOGRAPHY
Dedicated professional studio practice in multiple disciplines of visual art (painting, drawing, video, murals, photography). An ongoing prolific practice in graffiti/ aerosol art that spans to countries such as France, The Netherlands, the UK, Germany and the U.S.A. Van Kan transposes the language of graffiti into the gallery setting, straddling the fine art and urban street art contexts. Melbourne, Australia, is well known for its street art and Van Kan is representative of this practice. He works intuitively using his “tag” to construct a mural, and combines this with paint on canvas. Every mural is different, and his “tag” is a framework to explore colour and form using spray paint. He shows at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne Australia.