Art of VIBE: Rene Turrek’s Clean Lines Defined By His German Roots


German-born Rene Turrek was tagging up a wall in Miami’s Wynwood Wall district with his “illegal” street name WEST when VIBE ran into him with a can of paint in his hand. Turrek explains his neat process and the two sides to his artwork. “I got no picture. I got no sketch,” he says. “If I do a photo realistic picture, I do it out of my brain, so I see you, save it in my brain and I start it.”

Turrek’s clean lines are obvious in his street work and tagging, and he’s taken it to buildings, cars, shoes, helmets and Beats headphones. Check out how Turrek puts no limits on his canvases in the video above.