Etam Cru: Mystic and Surreal Street Art

We came across the work of two Polish graffiti artists, Sainer and Bezt, known as Etam Cru and immediately wanted to find out more about this talented duo.

Both artists were born in the late 80’s in Poland and began working together after meeting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. Their upbringing and cultural background has had a significant impact on their creative output. One of the striking qualities of their work ( and there are many ) is the use of
traditional Eastern European folklore and mysticism, seamlessly blended together with surreal, humouristic subjects. Another distinctive feature is the sheer size of their work, executed in both a photo realistic and cartoonish style. Sainer and Bezt create murals on the blank walls of buildings as tall as ten stories, and the effect is truly breath-taking.

The duo’s artwork can be seen forming the backdrop of urban cityscapes as well as in smaller scale in exhibition spaces worldwide, incuding Norway, Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Russia, Portugal, Belgium and recently even in the U.S.

Etam Cru are definitely worth following, the word on the street is they are one of the next thing in urban art.

                                                 ABOUT etam cru

Sainer was born in 1988 in Lodz, Poland, and is a graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz.
Painter and Muralist who currently lives and works in Gdynia, Poland.
Half of ETAM Cru, created together with Bezt.

Bezt was born in 1987 in Turek, Poland. He finished the Academy of Fine Arts in ?ód?, where he met Sanier and the two started painting together. Besides the collaboration, Bezt soon became a successful commercial artists and freelance designers. Bezt is particularly specialized in frescoes and has released a large number of public works usually on facades of dim and gray buildings from socialist era. At the current moment, Bezt splits his time between traveling around Europe together with Sanier to paint murals at a variety of street art festivals and producing his individual work and exhibiting solo shows.