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MANUEL SKIRL: Indoor & Outdoor

Manuel Skirl


Manuel Skirl, a Viennese artist, is renowned for his distinctive style characterized by organic structures of black and blue lines. Initially known for his graffiti tags, Skirl’s artistic journey has evolved, with his abstract murals now adorning public spaces worldwide. Employing a hand-cut roller, he crafts mesmerizing abstract forms across various mediums, each piece a unique reflection of his inspiration drawn from everyday life and nature.

Skirl’s background in classical graffiti spans over a decade, during which he honed his skills as an engraver, enriching his artistic repertoire. His works echo natural patterns and symbols, juxtaposing precise lines with organic shapes to evoke a sense of movement and visual tension.

Working predominantly with either blue or black paint, Skirl’s compositions appear deceptively simple yet embody years of refinement and practice. His tactile approach, using a custom paint roller, imbues his creations with hypnotic motion and tranquility, making them visually captivating.

Based in Vienna, Skirl’s art transcends borders, with installations in diverse locations such as the Walled Off Hotel in Palestine, Thailand, Indonesia, the U.S.A, Russia, and the UK. Whether on trains, buildings, paper, or basketball courts, Skirl’s unmistakable mark leaves an indelible impression, weaving harmoniously with its surroundings.

Manuel Skirl stands as a unique figure in the street art scene, his oeuvre resonating globally through its organic, evocative forms of black and blue lines, inviting viewers into a world of mesmerizing abstraction and contemplation.

Group Exhibitions (selection)


Weihnachtsausstellung, Galerie Breyer Baden bei Wien, Austria
Make ART not WAR, Galerie Dumas, Linz (AT)
#Streetart, Galerie Dumas, Linz (AT)

Art Fairs

Parallel Vienna 2023 – Parallel Vienna – Vienna, Austria

Parallel Editions Vienna 2022 – Parallel Vienna – Vienna, Austria

Parallel Vienna 2019 – Parallel Vienna – Vienna, Austria