A1one is the street name of a visual artist who created graffiti and street art in Iran.
He was the first person who started painting on walls of Tehran so his nickname ended to be “Alone” which then mutated into A1one. He started his street art project in 2003 and inspired his close friends at that time to also begin painting on the streets.
“I do Art in Streets but not to entertain people or to advertise my art. I do not intend to feed galleries and museums or to follow the needs of the market.”
– A1one, from his website a1one.info
“Graffiti and art in streets for me is not a trend or a beautiful hobby and if someday it is allowed by the whole society i will refuse to continue practicing it… what i see today as StreetArt is not what i have expected a decade before. For me this Streetartertainment is a misunderstanding ,a puppet show or a Media trick. Art is uncontrollable,untouchable and humanistic… it is the way i see it.”
– A1one, from his website