MAYBE THE MOST VERSATILE ARTIST, ALWAYS TRYING TO CREATE NEW ART.


SJORS KOUTHOOFD (A.K.A. MAEDIST OR MSF) HAS BEEN DRAWING SINCE HE HELD A PENCIL FOR THE FIRST TIME STARTING WITH CARTOONS.

IN THE EARLY 90’S HE WAS DRAWN TOWARDS HIPHOP AND GRAFFITI IN GRONINGEN WHERE HE GREW UP.

AT THE AGE OF 16 HE WENT TO AMSTERDAM TO LIVE WITH HIS DAD, HE WAS OUT OF THE GRAFFITI SCENE AND WAS BUSY MAKING BEATS, MAKING HIPHOP RELATED DRAWINGS AND HELPING HIS DAD WITH COMMERCIAL ARTWORK FOR THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY.

AT THE AGE OF 20 HE WENT TO ZOETERMEER AND MET HIS CURRENT FRIENDS WITH WHOM HE WENT PAINTING GRAFFITI AT LEGAL SPOTS IN THE NETHERLANDS, PERFORMED AS AN M.C. WITH THE HIPHOP GROUP HEADLINERS AND MADE BEATS WITH DJ DBS.

AT THE AGE OF 25 HE BECAME A DAD AND WENT TO THE HAGUE AND STARTED A FAMILY LIFE, LEAVING LITTLE TIME FOR ART AND MUSIC.

AFTER SOME YEARS HE OFFERED HIS SON’S SCHOOL TO PAINT THE SCHOOLYARD CONTAINING A 100 METER WALL AND SEVERAL SMALL SHACKS.

DONE PRACTICALLY FREE, BUT WAS THE START OF A PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN GRAFFITI PROJECTS WHICH BRINGS THE MAIN INCOME UNTILL THIS DAY.

DOING PROJECTS FOR SCHOOLS, GOVERNMENT, COMPANIES, A PRO FOOTBALL CLUB, TELEVISION, RADIO, RESTAURANTS AND IN AND AROUND PEOPLE’S HOMES.

BESIDES GRAFFITI HE MAKES ANIMATIONS, DECOR AND FURNITURE, GRAPHIC DESIGN, CUSTOMIZING EVERYTHING FROM SNEAKERS TILL VEHICLES, TEE SHIRT PRINTS, ART ON CANVAS, CONCEPTS AND LOGOS IN MULTIPLE STYLES AND TECHNIQUES, THEREFORE MAYBE THE MOST VERSATILE ARTIST.

WANTING TO SHOW EVERYBODY’S CREATIVE SIDE, HE GIVES WORKSHOPS IN GRAFFITI, CARTOON DRAWING AND PIMPING GEAR, ON VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND AT HIS STUDIO, A FORMER MONASTERY IN WATERINGEN.


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