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 & 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.
Always best to follow the work progress on the social networks of Instagram and Facebook but there is always an insight given on here as well.
On the page 'Work' you'll have an insight into a selection of works from the past few years. The page will be complemented with further works from the past and current works over the time. So it will be forth checking back from time to time.
Please find detailed info of past shows in
my biography. On the right hand side you will find info on current and upcoming shows and releases.
So far I had five solo shows in my young career as an artist. Also my work was included in several group shows in Europe and the States. For now the focus will be on creativity and creating new images and some quality studio time. Probably the next solo show won't be until next year but stay tuned for some further info.
Show at Krause Gallery in NYC
My two artist show with Krause Gallery in New York in October is getting closer. At the moment I'm busy creating new images for a joint show with Miles Jaffe. Also some existing images will be included...had some fun spraying on cardboard recently.
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