Boogie aka. André Morgner is a native-born of the Ore Mountains (East Germany) and has been working as a graffiti artist since 1999. He painted his first graffiti in 1994 at the old train station of his hometown and henceforth focused on the colorful conversion of his surroundings. After attending graphic school in Dresden (GER) he was one of the pioneers in the german speaking countries to start a company for commercial mural works. At about the same time he founded the SML Crew with a few talented and graffiti oriented companions which is still internationally active nowadays. But working as a plain service provider was nothing Boogie wanted to fulfill permanently. So in 2003 he decided to start his academic studies in Communication Design at the University of applied Science in Wiesbaden (GER) to gain further qualifications. He met fellow graffiti enthusiastic students, so that this form of art kept on accompanying him during his studies. In this phase of his life first smaller exhibitions in his local surroundings and within the limits of his studies took place.
In 2009 Boogie moved his center of life to Switzerland. In Basel he was introduced to Dare and Smash who fascinated him in the way they chose to go with their art. Through the Colab Gallery in Weil am Rhein (GER) Boogie received the chance to exhibit his first prints. First national and international group shows such as Hallenkunst in Chemnitz (GER) in 2014 followed. His first solo show in Switzerland was followed by another solo show at LaGrille Gallery in Yverdon (CH) which was a big success for Boogie. After taking the decision to be more active in the world of social media, his name became internationally more known and noticed. Invitations to events such as the ONO’U Graffiti Festival on Tahiti in 2015, the Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen or the Streetfire Festival in Moscow. This was the time when Boogie became a member of the world known TAD Crew.
Fresh, comic-like and clean is a spot on description of Boogie’s artworks and style. He sees himself as an entertainer and with his legible styles he found a way to excite a lot of people with his graffiti. Also this allows him to make a living from it. Brands like Google, Burton Snowboards or BMW appreciate his professionalism and creativity and enjoy to collaborate with him.
The dream of the teenage boy from the Ore Mountains is still the same – but it grew bigger during the years.
The path which Boogie chose to take is the one which he is also planning on following in the future. There are still various countries on his so called bucket list where he would like to paint huge productions using his colorful artworks to put a smile on people’s faces. For the future – as it has been for the past – his motto is: Work hard – play harder!