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.
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:
2020 "Is This Art?“ Concept Show / Street Art Place - Gaeta/Italy
2020 "Spray and Paint“ Solo Show / Neue Kunst Gallery - Karlsruhe/Germany
2019 "From The Wall To The Gallery“ Group Show / Street Art Place - Gaeta/Italy
2019 "We Happy Few“ Group Show / Krause Gallery - New York City/USA
2018 "From The Wall To The Gallery“ Group Show / Street Art Place - Rome/Italy
2018 Urabn Art Fair with Street Art Place - Paris/France
2018 "Emerging to Established" Group Show / Krause Gallery - New York City/USA
2017 Art Karlsruhe with artROOM Konstanz - Karlsruhe/Germany
2017 "1st New York Solo Show“ Solo Show with Fat Free Art - New York City/USA
2017 Stroke Art Fair with artROOM Konstanz - Munich/Germany
2017 "From The Wall To The Gallery“ Group Show / Street Art Place - Rome/Italy
2016 Art Karlsruhe "one artist show“ with artROOM Konstanz - Karlsruhe/Germany
2016 Stroke Art Fair with artROOM Konstanz - Munich/Germany
2016 "It’s Your Hell, Not Mine" Solo Show with Street Art Place - Gaeta/Italy
2016 Painting at Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival - Gaeta/Italy
2015 "Rough Times For Dreamers" Solo Show with artROOM - Konstanz/Germany
2015 Painting at Upfest Street Art Festival - Bristol/United Kingdom
Also through streetartplace.com will be the release of the "Bubble Remover" skate decks edition in August. It's a diptych with an edition of 30 and turned out rather stunning!
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