Graffiti culture dating back to 1984 – Næstved Kunstby
The organizers about the project on their website: NÆSTVED KUNSTBY is the result of a unique and self-organized graffiti tradition, which for more than 30 years has granted Næstved a special status within international graffiti and hip-hop culture. Hip hop and graffiti culture came to Europe and to Næstved more than 30 years ago. Since that time the city has continuously had several unofficial street galleries. For this reason Næstved has always had a regular flow of visiting graffiti artists from all over the world.
Næstved has an unofficial and very unique place in Hip hop history because many of the local artists have stayed here and helped each other build and develop the culture. For the general public, the culture has remained invisible for the most part. However once in a while it surfaces in the streets or on a stage in a professional presentation for all to witness and enjoy, only to then find its way back into the studios again where the crafts of the culture and skills of the artists can continue to be fine tuned and developed.
All the works belonging to NÆSTVED KUNSTBY are made by an array of international artists selected and curated because of their focused efforts and commitment to graffiti culture. Each artist belonging to NÆSTVED KUNSTBY comes from the graffiti culture and plying their skills in the streets was always part of growing up. Their learning and development came from hours of dedication in the streets or by the railroad tracks as opposed to training in art schools and professional environments. Subsequently, they now do more than just create works of art. They all actively contribute to the culture of hip hop and both inspire and educate young talents worldwide. This was also a driving force behind their agreeing to participate in this project.
This is the amazing, untold story on which NÆSTVED KUNSTBY is built. None of it would have been possible without this network, the graffiti, the graffiti artists themselves and plenty of initiative. Go for a walk around Næstved and experience this wonderful city and enjoy the murals carefully integrated in the city scape. Some murals will disappear and new ones will be added, continuously. – Næstved Kunstby
Here we have a collection with magnificent urban creations photographed by graffiti hunter and streetart lover MAZZANTI. Check out her instagram channel, where she regualry presents great pictures from Sweden and from other countries all over the world.
This mural of the bathing yellow lady was made by the artist duo OS GEMEOS at the street Farimagsvej. The identical twins, born in 1974, come from the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo and have been internationally active as street artists and muralists since 1989.
Artist Duo: OS GEMEOS
This interesting and colorful graphic mural was made by ZEDZ at the street Ringstedgade. The artist, born in 1970, comes from the Dutch city of Leiden and has been internationally active as street artist and muralist since 1984.
Big Cartel: https://zedz.bigcartel.com
From HENDRIK BEIKIRCH aka ECB we have two fantastic artworks to show you. One huge portrait was made on a silo at the street Fabriksvej, the other portrait mural you can find in the street Ramsherred. The artist, born in 1974, comes from the German city of Koblenz and has been internationally active as street artist and muralist since 1989.
Artist: HENDRIK BEIKIRCH – ECB
This comic style mural with the parrot and the horse was made by legendary LOOMIT at the street Ringstedgade. The artist, born in 1968, comes from the German city of Munich and has been internationally active as street artist and muralist since 1983.
This great mural of the black and white umbrella man was made by the artist ALEX SENNA at Ringstedgade 36. The artist, born in 1982, comes from the German city of Munich and has been internationally active as street artist and muralist since 2004.
Artist: ALEX SENNA
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Art Project: NÆSTVED KUNSTBY
Photographer: MAZZANTI STREET ART
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