Kunstrasen

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Kunstrasen is a German stencil artist who derives his name from the German term for astroturf. In addition to a sly bit of wordplay, kunst=art and rasen=speeding in German, his chosen moniker is relevant to lots of questions in the art world today, relating to issues of authenticity, mimicry, and mass production.

kunstrasen’s artwork makes comments which question everyone’s relationship to art, especially within urban and street art genres and is also referring to society in general and our role in it.

 

Born  in 1979 and growing up in the countryside in the south-west of Germany the desire for something else grew faster than kunstrasen did.

After finishing school kunstrasen moved to Canada and university in the UK followed. Studies and work in design did let grow the urge for something else again so the long time hobby of stencilism became profession.

After life taking several twists and turns kunstrasen is now back in the the area where he grew up and doing his art which probably is what he has been looking for in the first place.


Past shows and festivals:


2018 "Emerging to Established" Group Show - Krause Gallery - New York/USA

2017 Art Karlsruhe Art Fair - artROOM Konstanz - Karlsruhe/Germany

2017 "1st New York Solo Show“ Solo Show - New York/USA

2017 Stroke Art Fair - artROOM Konstanz - Munich/Germany

2017 "From The Wall To The Gallery“ Group Show - Street Art Place - Rome/Italy

2016 Art Karlsruhe "one artist show“ - artROOM Konstanz - Karlsruhe/Germany

2016 Stroke Art Fair - artROOM Konstanz - München/Deutschland

2016 "It’s Your Hell, Not Mine" Solo Show - Street Art Place - Gaeta/Italien

2016 Painting at Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival - Gaeta/Italy

2015 "Rough Times For Dreamers" Solo Show - artROOM - Konstanz/Germany

2015 Painting at Upfest Street Art Festival - Bristol/United Kingdom

 

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