"Gen Atem is considered a pioneer of the European urban art movement."

In the 80s and 90s, Gen Atem lived and worked in New York and realised underground performances and exhibitions together with his mentor, the artist Rammellzee. He then studied and practised Eastern philosophy and calligraphy in a Buddhist monastery and received ordination as a Zen priest in 1999. A 200-page monograph on his work as an artist, Meditated Vandalism, was recently published by the renowned Berlin art book publisher Hatje Cantz, and his work was acknowledged in a portrait by the NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). Gen Atem has held exhibitions in New York, Paris, Berlin, Istanbul, Tokyo and other cities and has just released his third solo music album. Gen Atem on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen_Atem