Stencil Art Norway
Anders Gjennestad, Dolk, Dotdotdot, Hama, Martin Whatson, Mir, Pøbel, Stein
ReedProjects Gallery, Stavanger
The first exhibition dedicated to Norwegian stencil streetart
Stencils have been in the streets of Norway for quite some time, especially in the streets of Stavanger and Bergen. But for the first time there is an exhibition showing the range of stencil artists in Norway. A decade of street art history is put together on 50m2 of the ReedProjects gallery in Stavanger, showing the stars, the up-and-coming and the has-been artists.
I am of the opinion that stencil art usually works best in the street, in the public. But some artists also manage to take the step into the gallery, still being relevant. Other works are rather reminders of what are or what have been in the streets. I am thrilled to see some "ancient" works by Dolk and Pøbel, but also some very interesting contemporary works, especially by Dotdotdot and Anders Gjennestad.
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