Artists Statement

The experience of art is a shared one between the artist and the viewer. Enzo & Nio believe that the more convention placed between the artist and the viewer, the more distant the art experience becomes.

Galleries and museums have historically offered the public access to art. Traditionally, they use their own formulas and values to qualify and vet what work the public can see. This can often alter and limit the true artist-viewer experience. Enzo & Nio believe that street art strips away at that convention and therefore creates a more honest and personal exchange.

With their street art Enzo & Nio pursue their vision, philosophies and whim with few limitations. Street art allows them to consciously abandon the tradition of a singular identifying style and instead opt for creating their work using whatever method necessary to broadcast their message, philosophies and ideas. They identify their work using their names or their familiar bomb logo.

Their work is incomplete until it is placed on the street. There it begins a term of completion that is not over until it finally disappears. The same lack of convention that Enzo & Nio claim in creating it, the public confidently claims in their experience with it. People photograph and comment on it. Some steal it or write things on it. Other artists add to it or take away from it. Some folks hate it so much they mock it and tear at it. All because there is no convention and very few rules. They have the same freedom that Enzo & Nio do. A freedom that they cannot exercise in a gallery or a museum without serious consequences.

The work of Enzo & Nio truly lives on the street, on dirty walls in the hard light of the sun where the public and the elements have their way with it. It is never finished until it disappears forever.

You may love Enzo & Nio or you may hate them, but when you come upon their work you can't ignore it, it is right there. Equally, by the nature of your shared experience and the freedom offered by it, Enzo & Nio cannot ignore you either. That is why they do what they do.