Donnerstag, 6. April 2017

Tains, Travels & Papers - solo show at TEGN: Art space

In April I'm invited for a solo show at TEGN: Art-space in Jyderup/DK. The space is located in a town with only 4000 inhabitants. It will be really interesting to present my works in the countryside area of Denmark, because my works are usually much connected to urbanism and metropolitain chaos. At least Jyderup has a train line including a station.

The show starts on 28th April. On the same day i present my catalogue "Trains , Travels & Murals". Thanx a lot for the invitation to Anders Reventlov.

Freitag, 31. März 2017

"Magic City" goes Munich

Magic City, one of the biggest urban art shows in Europe, moves to the next exhibition hall. After the start in Dresden Magic City now stops in Munich till September, before moving on to Stockholm in November. The Munich show starts on 13th April - again with my work and a lot new works such as Blek le Rat or Niels Shoe Meulman. The whole artists line up you can find here. In Munich they will present the accompanying catalogue - I'm curious to see it!

Donnerstag, 30. März 2017

New work for University Hospital Dresden

Yesterday i started to work on a new drawing for the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden. The work is located in the backyard of the child psychatry. It's a smaller commission, but i shows well how the painting of an ugly brownish metal shed can change the backyard situation a lot. More pictures coming soon. Work in Process for University Hospital Dresden Carl Gustav Carus

Montag, 6. März 2017

More murals from 2016

This is a mural painted in Dresden-Prohlis without sketch. Painted like a street bombing piece. And while you paint you get an idea what it deals with. This one is about panel and T2B sized works on trains - compared to a wall. Mural in Dresden-Prohlis The Flying Spaghetti Monster above all During the LackStreicheKleber - Festival 2016 I painted some works at Groove Station Dresden. This one shows the flying spaghetti monster above the arms of an unknown priests group.

Montag, 6. Februar 2017

Trains, Travels & Murals - Presentation Of New Catalogue

Trains, Travels and Murals - Catalogue Launch 17.2.2017 - Magic City Hot off the press I present my catalogue "Trains, Travels & Murals" on Friday 17th February at Magic City. My second catalogue gives an overview of murals, works done during travels and well in media recognizable pieces. Works from nearly one decade are combined with texts of international art critics, curators and researchers. On 120 pages this catalogue shows my development and most important steps on my artistic path. The catalogue is published multilingual - English & German. I'm really happy and proud to present the catalogue - Thanx a lot to all supporters.

Friday - 17th February 2017

Start 7 p.m.

Magic City - Zeitenströmungen Areal
Königsbrücker Straße 96
Dresden / Germany

Freitag, 27. Januar 2017

2016 - a mix of collaborations

Collaboration with Michal Skapa & Artourette in Prague November 2016 - Collaboration in Prague during the show "Kresba prostorem II - Zeichnung raumüber" at meetfactory. Done together with Michal Skapa (Tron1) and Artourette. Collaboration with Michal Skapa (Tron) September 2016 - Collaboration in Dresden during the show "Kresba prostorem I - Zeichnung raumüber" at Galerie Adlergasse. Done together with Michal Skapa (Tron1). Train car collaboration with Blazej Rusin July 2016 - Collaboration in Chemnitz. Done together with Blazej Rusin from Uzhorod/Ukraine. Train car collaboration with Blazej Rusin - Detail on Top

Private car design

Power Of Abstraction - car drawing During the "Friedrichstädter Stadtteilfest" i did a redesign of a private car. Here's the result. Power Of Abstraction - car drawing detail Some tributes to wheel case taggers from Europe. Power Of Abstraction - car drawing detail Every car needs a roaring lion ;)

Black Circle Festival - Summer 2016 in Ukraine

Last year i went to Ukraine to participate in the autonomous organized festival "Black Circle". After six hours staying in a bus at the polish-ukrainian border I finally arrived in Lviv. There Blazej Rusin picked my up and the whole Black Circle Crew met up at the regional train station of Lviv. It was sunny weather and perfect time for camping in the carpatian mountains. The 2016 edtion of Black Circle was held near the river Stryi somewhere near the town Stryi. For about 6 days we stayed together in a rural area near an unfinished nuclear powerplant. The construction of the powerplant stopped at an early stage but in the whole area we found nice huge walls and hidden spots of all kind. Caves, Large walls, small walls, rooms of empty houses...
The Real Flavour- Black Circle Festival Ukraine / 2016 During my stay at Black Circle I met a lot of ukrainian artists. Some of them took time to do collaborations. Here s a collabo with eas from Krementschuk. Collabo with Eas - Black Circle Festival Ukraine / 2016 Collabo with Eas - Black Circle Festival Ukraine / 2016 Collabo with Eas - Black Circle Festival Ukraine / 2016 One night we had terrible strong rain. To survive the rain and not just sitting in the tents we started to sing and move like Indians around our fire place. Out of this movement we performed the "Karimata Brigada Dance" - the "Thermal Mat Brigade Dance". As a tribute to that crazy night i painted a mural. Karimata Brigada - Black Circle Festival Ukraine / 2016 For the whole week we stayed offline and we had a lot of talks and a nice time in the outback. In between also some deep thoughts about urban art theory. Countryside Graffiti Theory - Black Circle Festival Ukraine / 2016 Thanks a lot to the whole Black Circle Crew !

Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2016

Modena Mural

Mural in Modena This untitled work i did this summer in Modena. Again a two layer work - camouflage background and white drawing done above with brush. Orange connections in between. Pietro Rivasi of D406Gallery organized the wall - thanx a lot.

Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2016

New Untitled Mural in Dresden-Cotta

Untitled Mural in Dresden Cotta This untitled Mural is a commissioned work for a Dresden based housing cooperative called "housing cooperative of train workers". It's naturally that the housing cooperative fits to my drawing topics. It was easy to suggest them the idea for this mural which consists of two walls on two sides of a small street. I'm really happy about the result. It was hard work priming the wall to get strong and clear colors. Using the masking tape to get perfect shapes with straight lines took a lot power, too. Detail of Untitled Mural in Dresden Cotta Detail of Untitled Mural ( part 2 ) in Dresden Cotta Untitled Mural ( part 2 ) in Dresden Cotta

Donnerstag, 12. Mai 2016

Collaboration with Aris in Magdeburg

Once again Aris and me were invited by Kulturanker e.V. to realize a large sized work inside the former prison of Magdeburg. Last year we made huge pasted works for the show „Sinnlichkeit“ . This time we painted directly on the wall. A relaxed huge collaboration during nice sunny days. Thanx a lot to Kulturanker e.V. and the whole prison-team - especially Patrick. Collaboration with Aris in Magdeburg Collaboration with Aris in Magdeburg

Freitag, 22. April 2016

BWNC - Beer, Waiting, Needle Caps

BWNC are the Italian Aris, the Dane Anders Reventlov, the Frenchman Vilx and the German Jens Besser. The crew was founded during a sunday afternoon in a prison.* „Beer, Waiting, Needle Caps“ stands for an afternoon spend together behind bars with no lack of beer, needle caps and time. Only spray cans were missing, the artists waited in vain for the most important materials. After the „release“ their paths went separate ways, but the idea of the crew continued to exist. Later the decision was made to realize exhibitions in 2016. The first reunion will take place at the exhibition space HOLE OF FAME in Dresden/Germany.

On 29th April - 8p.m. „Beer, Waiting, Needle Caps“ will open. The show runs till Saturday - 7th May. During the period of the show the artists do interaction inside and outside the show. Presentations of the participating artists give the opportunity to learn more about their work and to get in touch with the artists.

once again the key dates

„Beer, Waiting, Needle Caps“ - group show by Aris (IT), Anders Reventlov (DK), Vilx (FR), Jens Besser (DE)

opening: 29.4.2016 - 8.p.m.

period of the show: 30.4.2016 - 6.5.2016
opening hours: 7p.m. - 20 p.m.
presentation by artists:
Jens Besser - 4.5.2016 - 8 p.m.
Anders Reventlov - 6.5. - 8 p.m.
place: HOLE OF FAME - Königsbrücker Str. 39 - Dresden/Germany

* Aris, Anders Reventlov, Vilx and Jens Besser stayed together in the former prison of Magdeburg for the art project „Die Neue Sinnlichkeit“. All artists realized large sized works on walls for the curated sub-project „Antimurals“.

Montag, 7. März 2016

From Riadh To Jeddah

Oilstickdrawing
Around my accomodation in Riadh I found some abandoned old doors and I did some quick oilstick drawings there. The doors were really dusty and the heat of the sun let the oilpaint melt and a nice side effect happend.
New Metro for Riadh
During my visit of Janadriyah Festival I saw the new metro for Riadh, unfortunatly it was behind plexiglass, so I couldn't paint it :( But it has a perfect panel surface - like a white canvas.
Diplomatique Quarter
My last work in Riadh I did in the DQ - short for Diplomatique Quarter. A Diplomat of the german embassy asked me if I like to do a work in his flat. There I did a spray drawing in the corner of the living room. After I finished we had a coffee and he brought me to the airport to continue my trip in direction Jeddah.
Back in Jeddah
I arrived early in the morning in Jeddah and after a nap Deyaa and me went to downtown Jeddah - the best area to visit. I found some of my old works there. This piece I did few hours before I left Jeddah last year. I only had night shots of the work and I did not imagine to see it again in my life. I was really happy to go there again and see as well the result of a workshop we did there last year with street kids. Inside the building are still works of the show "Inner Voices".

Freitag, 26. Februar 2016

Riadh Part II

Feel Free - Mural in abandoned house in Riadh/Saudi Arabia During the second day of my stay in Riadh i explored the area around the Hotel. I found an abandoned house where it was possible to paint in a hidden alley because of strong shadows. In the building a Saudi lives who decided not to live the normal "Saudi-life". He uses a bicycle to buy the daily newspapers - A "real" Saudi always uses his car. He lives in that house without comfort like air condition. But he was really relaxed and peacefull. He liked the works we did there and said "thanks for the cool stuff " - I was suprised about his good spoken english. That's why my last work at this spot included his bicycle and is called "Feel free". The piece is done with oilstick and smashed sprays.
Feel Free - work in Riadh/Saudi Arabie
2nd Workshop - Saudi Arabia -Riadh At the same house I did a second workshop with locals. We painted the ground to connect the walls to a huge piece. It was a crazy action, because we smahsed nearly all the cans which we took to the place and it smelled extremly.

During my exploration i found lots of walls with sprayed mobile phone numbers. All the numbers are written by workers who look out for jobs, such as teachers, construction builders and so on. Sometimes they write detailed descriptions of their skills. In my eyes tagging at its best. looking for a job - do graffiti on a wall in Riadh

Mittwoch, 24. Februar 2016

Halle - Dresden - Riadh

scheme for proposal "Competition Kunst am Bau finance office Halle/Saale" Sometimes german winter makes me extremly frustrated. This year’s winter I worked on a muralproposal and murals. I didn’t really recognized that winter was there. In January i worked for a participation of „Kunst am Bau“ for the new build finance office of Halle/Saale - Germany. I was selected to participate in the competition. My proposal was a contemporary sgraffito work on the facade of the building. Finally i won the third prize. From 3rd to 22nd March all proposals are exhibited in the finance office of Halle/Saale - Germany.

Try out for proposal "Competition Kunst am Bau finance office Halle/Saale"
After i finished my proposal i came again to Saudi-Arabia. I was invited to participate with a graffiti & street art workshop at Janadriiah Festival / Riadh. The authorities didn’t allow the workshop on the festival area, but we did a workshop in the diplomatique quarter.
Workshop - Riadh/Saudi Arabia - Diplomatique Quarter
Because the workshop didn't happen at the festival area I had enough time to do more stuff together with some locals and i visited again Jeddah.
Here the first impressions from Riadh inculding some works.
Riadh Impression - part one
Riadh drawing - empty lots everywhere
1st Riadh drawing - empty lots everywhere

Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2016

Memories from another era - large sized drawing

Memories from another era - large sized drawing During „Thementag zur zeitgenössischen Sachbeschädigung“ ( theme day of contemporary vandalism ) I draw a „mural“ live inside „Zeche1“ in Bochum. Robert Kaltenhäuser invited me to participate in a one day action based on 3 stops about contemporary movements in Graffiti Art. I simulated a mural by using a really small and funny elevator and working „top down“.
The content of the work is connected to discussions and talks which happend during my stay in Bochum. I met up some old school writers from Dresden and Bochum and we spoke about the past of painting trains and doing graffiti. The work is done with brush and white paint on wooden boards.
Memories from another era - large sized drawing

Dienstag, 26. Januar 2016

Untitled collaboration with Stefan Schwarzer

untitled work - Collaboration with Stefan Schwarzer Today was the first day in 2016 to draw a mural. It was above zero degree and Stefan Schwarzer from Halle visited me in Dresden. We went to an abandoned factory in the outskirts of Dresden to look out for a nice spot to do a quick collaborative work. We did a nice interaction drawing like back in the days when we did„ Neue Welt “ (New World) in 2010 . I hope in spring we start to do more works like this - today it was still freezing cold. untitled work - Collaboration with Stefan Schwarzer untitled work - Collaboration with Stefan Schwarzer
 

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