Kristiansand is a city where there has been a slow development when it comes to get started with street art. The first ones came in 2015. Before that we only saw graffiti and spray paintings of the illegal kind. But during the last 6 month with Covid-19 and lockdown, we have seen a rise in the amount of art turning up. Either the artists have completely taken off or our city has gained more artists? Maybe the simple reason can be that they have become more active. During lockdown they were probably not invited abroad or to any other city. This is only a small amount of what has been produced. There are so many new ones that I cant't keep up!
The artist is wellknown and very productive. This is a small painting, but he intends to convey some of the big political and social issues that have had a lot of focus recently: freedom, police brutallity, black lives matters and polarization .... I think he is saying a lot in this black and white piece.
He is one of the most productive local artists in Kristiansand, known for being involved in street art /art projects, exhibitions etc. His art is found all over town. I think in each post I have done from Kristiansand there is at least one of his murals.
This is the only mural I have seen in town by this artist. It's painted on one of the old wooden houses in «Posebyen», the oldest part of Kristiansand, which has the largest collection of wooden houses in Northern Europe.
A beautiful portrait. Allready there are several murals in town with this signature. I don't know the artist and this is also the first piece I saw.
An artist by the name Nimi has painted several large murals in town. Last year the building that used to be here, burnt down to the ground and hasn't been replaced yet. The artist has painted the bricks in different colors and in the shape of a heart.
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