Roy Van Ecke – MYTHS – abstract calligraffiti

Roy Van Ecke – MYTHS – abstract calligraffiti

Abstract Calligraffiti is an art form combining calligraphy, typography and graffiti, integrating letters and signs into complex compositions. Through forms referring to letters, Ron van Ecke conveys a broader message by aesthetically changing them to go beyond literality, by transforming words and characters, or groups thereof, into complex visual compositions. For Roy, abstract calligraffiti is an aesthetic and intellectual experience, combining tradition with modern uncontrollable self-expression. Calligraffiti is definitely more than traditional handwriting. It is a way to translate commonly known forms into a completely new symbolism.

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Roy’s abstract calligraffiti is a unique form, different from commonly recognized styles of calligraphic art. It acquires the features of abstract symbolism because it does not recognize any rules, while traditional calligraphy is subject to them. As a conscious representative of calligraffiti, Roy van Ecke breaks from the principles of typography and allows himself to transform and deconstruct letters and combine them with other symbols and signs in a very creative way. He prefers to use characters from his own dictionary to create visual compositions, new languages. The technique itself is characterized by directness in its entirety and finesse in detail.

Letters, writing, signs and symbols become an image and an abstraction. On the other hand, shapes and icons become a language. He creates pseudo-abstract calligraffiti as a complete abstraction in which the letters in combination with the characters do not form an unambiguous message: the content is left to the recipient’s interpretation.