162 is an artist duo from Freiburg, Germany.
Besides their activities as solo artists, Daniel „smy“ Schmieder and Fred „Justcobe“ Naujoks came together as a team in 2014. Together, they realise their motives on walls, canvasses and various other surfaces. Their provocative pieces animate self-reflection.
They are inspired by their environment and their imagination. Consequently, the realisation of their art is not limited by the strict adherence to the usage of can and acrylic but is as free as the selection of their motives.
Having started with the idea for one piece of work, they have grown into a duo that complements each other. They embellish fictional characters with photorealistic elements and extraordinary attention to detail.
The artwork’s message is both hidden and obvious, which is the basis of its special appeal. Indeed, the right perspective is crucial.