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“.

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

Dienstag, 19. Januar 2016

PechaKucha Dresden - Vol. 10

Thursday, 21st. January 2016, the 10th edition of Pecha Kucha in Dresden will happen. I speak about contemporary muralism - but no Mural-Festival stuff.

I took already part in 4 more Editions of Dresden Pecha Kucha , and some more Pecha Kuchas in Kosice and Heerlen .. i love the way of presentation - fast and straight.

more Infos here

Freitag, 8. Januar 2016

"Muralists Paradise"

Last summer i did a parody on current muralism development on a wall in Dresden. I had the sketch done some days before I did this comissioned passage way in Dresden-Neustadt. You see houses just made of huge walls - perfect for muralism, but nonsense for living.

In recent years a huge recognition goes to huge murals by few artists. Before institutionalization of contemporary muralism coming from graffiti background, we had a much wider recognition of different artists and styles. People not just liked big walls, because of their impressive size.

The current development which seems like „Hey Girls - I got the biggest dig" or "hey boys - i got the biggest titties“ is not the way i thought about when i started to draw on walls in public and did projects such as muralismo morte. The recent development of an usage of muralism just for beautification is boring and one-dimensional.

I want to continue in muralism, but a new way should be found - maybe smaller, maybe collaborations again, maybe big stuff again, but a different content - let’s see what happens in 2016 ;)

 

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