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October 5, 2018

Biography of Ces53

Ces53 ( Real name: Tonny van Hoenderloo van Zandt) is a graffiti & fine artist, active since 1985.

Ces53 started doing graffiti in 1985 becoming a king of Europe in the early 90s not only because of his unsurpassed creativity but also because he was the one of the biggest trainbombers of his time, easily keeping up with the renowned New York kings and painting with them (Sento, Wane, Reas, Dash, Pure en CesFX a.o.). He is especially famous for his one man colour whole cars.

After picking up classical oil painting in 1987 he studied at the WDKA art academy in the 90s were he refined his oil and acrylic techniques and started to make impressionistic and expressionistic works, at the same time he also got a taste of conceptual modern art.

Between 1999 and today he has been studying sculpturing including jade carving, stone carving, ceramic working and metal casting in Guatemala, Mexico and Birma.