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Volume 2 Number 1
  • ISSN: 2632-6825
  • E-ISSN: 2632-6833


is an artistic project started in 2005 by artist and scholar Carlos Mare (alias Mare139). The project connects the graffiti/style writing tradition with high-end modernist art history as well as the art of breaking, and where the artist is rethinking breaking as a form of abstract art, as sculpture, drawing, painting and graphic prints. The text is an artistic statement by Mare139 on the background of , and on how he has looked to modernist art history in his quest of finding a language to visualize hip hop’s dance elements.

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  1. Mare, Carlos. (@b_boyabstracts) ( n.d.), https://www.instagram.com/b_boyabstracts. Accessed 24 April 2021.
  2. Kimvall, Jacob, and Mare, Carlos. ( [2021] 2022;), ‘ B-Boy Abstracts. ’, Global Hip Hop Studies, 2:1, pp. 713, https://doi.org/10.1386/ghhs_00030_1
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