Michel Majerus' (1967–2002) work combines painting
with digital media
. His practice drew on works by de Kooning, Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol
, and Gerhard Richter
in inscribing slogans and comic figures on the dull grays and blacks of a cityscape.
Majerus' paintings were configured as mental as well as physical spaces. They condensed contemporary signs belonging to pop and youth culture, and the desperate attempt of the artist to use his own free will on them. Pop culture icons, such as videogame heroes and the signs and symbols of electronic music, skateboard culture, gadgets, and sneakers, occupied the space.