Donnerstag, 11. November 2021

La Vendita by Cargobike

La Vendita by Cargobike -
a tribute to Caspar David Friedrich

Größe / size 42 cm x 59,5 cm
Preis / Price 125€

Inspiriert von zahlreichen Lastenrad -Trainingsrunden für die erste La Vendita di Dresda - Tour entstand der 6 - farbige Siebdruck La Vendita by Cargobike - a tribute to Caspar David Friedrich.

Zu früher und später Stunde fuhr ich im Herbst und Winter 2020/21 über tausend Kilometer entlang der Elbe.

„Sonnenaufgängen entgegen,
durch morgendliche Nebelschwaden,
in tiefster Dunkelheit bei Nacht,
bei strömenden Regen,
bei klirrendem Frost,
durch nahezu unpassierbarem Schneematsch...

Radwegquerender Biber,
ein vor mir reißausnehmende Wildschweinrotte im Dickicht, Füchse, Hasen, Ratten, Katzen, Mäuse...

Ich erinnerte mich an die Maler der Romantik...“

Nun wird der limitierte Siebdruck erstmalig der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert und auf dem Dresdner Graphikmarkt angeboten.
Auch in diesem Jahr findet der Markt nur Online statt und wie im letzten Jahr mit Termin zur Besichtigung der ausgewählten Werke in Dresden.

LINK zum Graphikmarkt 

Inspired by numerous cargo bike training sessions for the first La Vendita di Dresda - tour, the 6-color screen print La Vendita by Cargobike - a tribute to Caspar David Friedrich was created.

Early in the Morning and late during the night I drove over a thousand kilometers along the Elbe in autumn and winter 2020/21.

„Towards sunrises,
through morning fog,
in the deepest darkness at night,
in pouring rain,
with freezing cold,
through almost impassable slush of melting snow.

Beaver crossing the cycle path,
a boar rot in front of me in the thicket, foxes, rabbits, rats, cats, mice ...

I remembered the painters of the Romantic era.“

The limited serigraphy artwork is now being presented to the public for the first time and offered on the Dresden graphics market.

LINK to Graphikmarket

Sonntag, 26. Januar 2020

BILD-CON-TEXT vs. Mural at Kulturzentrum Faust

In February I'm part of the show "BILD-CON-TEXT" at Kunsthalle Faust in the cultural center Faust in Hannover/DE. This group show connects the visual arts in the field of comic and contemporary art. During the running of the show i will realize a large size mural at Kulturzentrum Faust from 13th till 15th February. More Infos about the show you can read here & here (linked jpg-file of the program)

Donnerstag, 19. September 2019

Inside Mural

Inside an studtent house by a private company i realized this color intense work. The piece is painted on a dark background color and made with few, but really intense colors. If you look closer to the work you discover a lot of different layers, done with different spray and paint techniques. This piece will be iluminated at night and visible from outside the building. This piece is located inside a staircase with large windows

Samstag, 14. September 2019

Untitled Work (Bicycle ticket) on large metal doors

For a private housing company i realized a large sized work on three metal doors - each around 5m high and 6m wide. The color composition was developed out of the architecture/structure of the doors. The pieces shows a mix of projector transfered photographies, free hand drawings , a transfered trainticket for a bicycle and colorsplashes.
picture of the process - working with projector

Mittwoch, 3. Juli 2019

Untitled Mural for Kunstkurort Zauberberg in Ballenstedt/Anhalt

For "Amuse Gueule", the first appetizer at Kunstkurort Zauberberg, I realized a large sized paper based work. This temporary mural is basiclly made out of two layers - a base made out of primed papers using abstract structures connected to Urban Art such as drips and teared up papers and drawings over the pasted layer. Over the final shape of the pasted papers i draw some figurative and abstract drawings. Well recognizeable elements of my works such as trains, cargo bikes or an inside view in a room can be found. But there are also comments add to the place, such as an old person going around with a typical walker, a mix of caps and hats and some crazy guys. A network of red lines and small circles connects the whole setting.

Mittwoch, 5. Juni 2019

Infinite Transportation - a tribute to the never stopping traffic flow

From May 27 to June 3, I realized the large-format mural "Infinite Transportation" - in German "Der Unendliche Verkehr". The mural can be seen at the new hotel Antonstraße 43 in Dresden.

I revisit the basic form of the upright infinity loop in this work. Already in 2013, I used the vertical infinity sign for the series "Train of Infinity" and let international trains draw circles forever. The vertical loop adapts optimally to the vertical length of the façade.

On closer inspection, you can see on the one hand rail, air, bus, bicycle and boat traffic, on the other hand you will also find hidden details like revereing to underground cultures such as the "Hipster Hobo" and a rave party under the bridge, the hashtag #Metatreno painted on a freight train or a moving house on a freight car - a reverence to Adams & Itso's art pieces.
The work also reflects current aspects and discussions about transport policy. Cargo bikes and electric powered drone aircraft can be seen in the upper and lower areas.

Many more details await the lingering observer day and night. The artwork will be visible at night after completion of the building in dimmed light. The work was realized with a mixture of façade paints and acrylic spray paints. all photos by Sven Ellger

Freitag, 3. Mai 2019

FreightTrainWorks Publication is out

Recently i finished the production of a limited silk screen printed publication for the show FreightTrainWorks.In 2017 the show was presented for the first time in Dresden. 2018 it was shown again in Görlitz. For upcoming shows and to have a documentation of the project i produced a limited Edition which will be soon available online at . Some more previews you can see on and more informations abut the project you can find onUrban Script Continues.

Mittwoch, 24. April 2019

Graffiti- & Street-Art-Workshops in Dresden

In the coming days and weeks I will lead various graffiti & street art workshops in Dresden. Following the dates and links for the courses:

28.04.2018 - Hey Hey Spray is a graffiti-workshop for kids & youth at riesa efau Dresden. This workshop is for children over 11 years

04.05./05.05.2019 "Graffiti" is an urban art workshop in Dresden at riesa efau. This Workshop is open to everybody, focusing on adults.

24.05./25.05.2019 "Street Art Workshop" is a classic Street-Art-Workshop focusing on stencil technique at Volkshochschule Dresden. This Workshop is open to everybody.

21.05.2019 & 02.09.-07.09.2019 - "Street Art & Temporary Public Interventions " is a workshop at TU Dresden - department of art pedagogy in Dresden/DE. This workshop is limited to Students of the department of art pedagogy at TU-Dresden.

Samstag, 10. November 2018

Then He Decided To Cross The Tracks - Solo Show

In 2010 I visited Vienna. As part of my scholarship "Trainworkers - in the footsteps of nocturnal shadows" of the Cultural Foundation of Saxony, I made contact with trainwriters from Vienna. I accompanied them during their nightly activities and photographically documented these experiences. From the documents emerged a series of drawings and screen prints, which have been shown in Amsterdam, Berlin and Dresden.

In 2018 I return to Vienna. Before arriving in Vienna, I will draw numerous drawings about expectation, which serve as the basis for his stay in Vienna. Once I arrive in Vienna I will discover the public space of the Danube metropolis day and night. I will search for places - for visible and hidden works. Of each work I take a part with me.

Out of expectation drawings and fragments of works I will create a new egozin. The Egozin will be printed live during the opening at Oxymoron Gallery and will be available there and after.

On the 22nd of November, the solo exhibition "Then He Decided To Cross The Tracks " opens at Oxymoron Gallery.

Title: Then He Decided To Cross The Tracks

Location: Oxymoron Gallery, Burggasse 98, A-1070 Vienna, Austria -

Vernissage / Opening: 22.November 2018, 6pm - 10pm / 6pm - 10pm from 7.30pm live - screen printing of new egozine

Exhibition period: 22.11.2018 - 11.12. 2018

Mittwoch, 7. November 2018

37. Dresdner Grafikmarkt

The 37. Dresdner Graphikmarkt 2018 will take place on 10th November (10am - 6pm) and on 11th November (10am -4pm). Venue is also this year the conference center in the German Hygiene Museum Dresden.

Displayed and offered for sale are prints, drawings, watercolors, collages, photographs and other works on paper by almost 100 artists.

Including older and new silkscreens of mine - e.g. "Transwaggon" (2017), "In memory of Rudolf Sitte" (2009) and my new "Egozines"(2018)

Der 37. Dresdner Graphikmarkt 2018 findet am 10. November (10-18 Uhr) und am 11. November (10-16 Uhr) statt. Veranstaltungsort ist auch in diesem Jahr das Konferenzzentrum im Deutschen Hygiene-Museum Dresden.

Gezeigt und zum Kauf angeboten werden Druckgraphiken, Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Collagen, Fotografien und andere Arbeiten auf Papier von knapp 100 Künstlerinnen und Künstlern.

Darunter auch ältere und neue Siebdrucke von mir - u.a. "Transwaggon" (2017), "In memory of Rudolf Sitte"(2009) und meine neuen "Egozins"(2018)!

Montag, 29. Oktober 2018

От пътуващо студио за ситопечат до авторски издания

In 2013  me and the Bulgarian Urban Artist Valeri Gyurov (GIFTED:) realized with partners from all over Bulgaria a tour with a moveable screen printing studio. We introduced a large group of people to the technique of Do It Yourself screen printing. Thanks to the support of Goethe Institut Sofia workshops have been hold for free in Burgas, Pleven, Plovdiv, Ruse, Shumen and Sofia.

During this period I introduced Nadezhda Georgieva and she got so inspired, that one year after, she founded Sito Studio. Today Sito Studio is well known in the Bulgarian illustration and urban art world for their well done prints and contemporary illustrations. Sito Studio was the first place of it’s kind and for four years teached over 250 people in the technique. Nadezhda Georgieva would like to share with you the future plans for the studio and the story behind. She will also show some of her recent drawstring bags, t-shirts, prints and give you a sparkle about independent working and creating your own art products.

I will talk about the „2013 - Screen Printing Bulgaria tour“, my printed works after my stay in Bulgaria and of course about recently printed works -  hand printed Egozines. For my Egozines i used spray painted papers from visited places around the world and folded those papers to DIY Egozines.

In 2018 I already realized two Egozines - „Tel Aviv - Israel…“ and „April 2018“

After the presentation we will print live new works on papers painted in Bulgaria. The fresh prints will be directly for sale.

Who? Jens Besser (DE) & Nadеzhda Georgieva (BG) & special guests
The talk will be hold in English !  

Where? Gifted Sofia, ul. "Ivan Denkoglu" 24, 1000 Sofia

When? Saturday, 3rd November - 7 p.m.

Samstag, 27. Oktober 2018

Rastern - Silk Screen Printed Art in Dresden & Workshop

1st of September 2019 RASTERN show opened in Dresden. RASTERN is the first show about the history of Silk Screen Pinting in Dresden curated by Claudia „Wanda“ Reichardt at the Leonhardi Museum Dresden.

For the show i produced a silk screen work called „The Infinite Freight Train“ done on the outside windows of the museum. This work is printed with special screens and done in a single color. You can see more details on my fresh Insta-Profile, but to see it in real is always best.
My second piece at the show is showing the work „Don’t believe the hype“ from 2017. This work is visible outside, too. It’s pasted on an artificial door which is completely covered by prints.

Inside the show you can find another work - the illustration poster for „FreightTrainWorks“ - show in Dresden & Görlitz.In the show you can also find a lot of well known artist of different ages such as Karl Heinz Adler, Stefanie Busch, Herrmann Glöckner, Carsten Nicolai, A.R. Penck or Holger Stark.

Rastern is running till 11th. November 2019 - so don’t miss it

In November I offer a screen print course at riesa efau called „Plakastrophe!“. If you are interested in the technique & political Posters you should join this workshop.

Montag, 25. Juni 2018

Metronome Festival Prague - Urban Wraps & Temporary Murals

For Metronome Festival Prague 2018 i did a series of works in different locations.
Two Spaces had been prepared with large banner to paint - both dealed with „Train Of Infinity“ Theme. For the so called „Street Art District“ i did different types of wraps - Panorama360degrees, HighStretchWrapping and different color combinations. Some of the works have been done live during festival day programme.

Thanx a lot to the festival team especially Barbora , Ondrej and Inka for helping ! It was a pleasure being invited. Everything was well prepared and I enjoyed working there. The line up of metronome prague festival 2018 was great ! Some of my favorite music groups played there and I got nice impressions from Czech music goups.
After 4 days of intense painting, wrapping and seeing different live acts my battery went really low …

Donnerstag, 7. Juni 2018

Metronome Festival Prague - 22. - 23. June

From 22.-23. June I m invited to Metronome Festival Prague to realize temporary interventions at the festival area and to be part of a discussion about art in public space.
See you in Prague!

Dienstag, 3. April 2018

Inside vs. Outside

During my stay in Kassel I realized an inside mural for Sanderhaus - travelling and moka again. Thanx again to Gerrit of Kolorcubes project in Kassel. Ghettoresidency continues in 2018. And because it's important to announce where it is I did a fresh new decoration of Ghettoresidencys public displays. Check it out in Dresden - Braunsdorfer Str. 23/25 (backyard/garden side).

Montag, 19. März 2018

Murals of the future in Kassel @ Kolorcubes

Thanx to the Kolorcubes Mural Project i did a performance during arctic temperatures with hot tea, coffee and a loooot of colors ! This performance session took place at a wall near Kassel University. Thanx a lot to Gerrit R.

Freitag, 9. März 2018

"Murals Of The Future" - lecture in Kassel

Friday 16th March i hold a lecture in Kassel about my works of past, present and future. In the lecture i explain my development of murals from unauthorized works to official performances such as the Murals Of The Future-series together with Stefan Schwarzer.

What? "Murals Of The Future" - lecture
When? Friday, 16th March 2018 - 6.30 p.m.
Where? Weinbergkrug - Frankfurter Strasse 54, 34121 Kassel

Entrance is for free - a selection of books of mine is available

Donnerstag, 8. März 2018

Urban Nad Labem in Usti nad Labem

In October 2017 I participated in the German/Czech project "Urban Nad Labem". "Urban Nad Labem" was organized by LackStreicheKleber e.V. from Dresden/DE. During two weekends I realized collaborations with czech artists - Michal Skapa from Prague and Aneta Bendakova from Decin. Thanks to local art associations and groups we did three public works in different areas of Usti Nad Labem. Thanks a lot to Deska, In Vitro and Hranicar Usti Nad Labem.

Samstag, 3. März 2018

Tel Aviv / Isreal - works in abandoned spots and the streets

out of the series "Murals of the future" simple black drawings on clear white walls take aways from Tel Aviv somewhere near Batsheva Dance Company

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