Studio Giftig consisting of the Netherlands-based artist duo Niels van Swaemen (1981, Eindhoven) and Kaspar van Leek (1983, Philipsburg St. Maarten). They come into contact with each other in 2007, at which time both individuals have been active in street art for some time. The duo developed a common painting style, with which they became known through their highly detailed (sur)realistic murals and paintings. Recognizable by the process in which they work is the way in which they translate their own personal concepts by photographing the objects and models themselves. That’s how they ensure a total autonomy within their visual language as a starting point for their paintings.