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CITYKINGZ INTERVIEW #4: HUSKMITNAVN

Posted at Tuesday 09-12-2014

 

How does the context of Denmark influence what you do?

 

With the Internet and globalization it's getting harder to see the national differences in art.

My art probably looks a bit Danish from the outside, but from the inside I just do what I do

and don't think too much about where it's coming from.

 

If you were born in Brazil for example, in which way could you imagine that your art

would look different?

 

I have got no idea. Walt Disney is global, I would probably still be inspired by him.

I would probably be playing football on the beach instead of drawing at home.

Drawing is perfect for the Scandinavian weather, it rains a lot here.

 

 

 

You switch from one media to another easily: painting on walls, drawing on canvas,

and interacting with your desk or the paper on it.

You also work with Case Studyo and create (functional) objects with them.

How does that feel for you?


It's very fun to do collaborations.

Working with Case Studyo gives me the possibility to make objects that I could never do on my own.

It takes more time to do 3D stuff and it's often more difficult. You need to know the materials you are working with

and you don't have the same level of freedom in 3D objects.

They take up space, you need more storage room and the materials are also more expensive. 

 

 

 

http://www.casestudyo.com/2014/06/huskmitnavn-never-to-late/

 

 

 

What can we look forward to in the future?


I have a solo show at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen in the spring of 2014

and a whole bunch of smaller projects in all directions.

Right now I have some new woodcuts and silkscreen prints coming out soon.

 

 

 

You've been to Belgium a lot over the last years.

What is it that you like about it?


I like the people I have meet in Belgium. I have done some shows at the ALICE Gallery in Brussels

and it's always nice to travel with your work, to have some kind of purpose with your stay.

This year I was in Charleroi, a really run down town. It was a nice place to paint outside.

There were so many walls that just begged for some paint.

 

Can you tell us a bit more about the graffiti scene in Scandinavia?

What's happening over there?

 

Graffiti has been in Denmark since 1984. The scene seems to be doing okay.

You have a lot of old timers still painting and once in a while some new kids are joining in.

But we could always use more fresh blood.

 

Any graffiti artists you like?


I like non-sentimental writers who do not constantly think about the good old days.

And in general: I respect artists who do not take themselves too serious but take their work serious.

 

Can you select a few of your recent drawings and tell us the story behind them?


Lately I have done quit a lot of drawing that consist of two drawings.

For example: a man and his son running on one drawing and the bus they are running for on the next drawing.

I'm trying to make the empty space between the drawings become a part of the artwork. 

 

 

What would your favorite question in an interview be?

Can you give us the answer as well?


I prefer to talk about the present, I often get questions about the past, how street art began

and how I came up with my name HuskMitNavn (which means RememberMyName in Danish) stuff like that.

I end up giving the same answers over and over again.

It's cool to be asked: What are you working on right now?"

My answer would be:" Today I painted a mural at a hospital for the first time. It was a very strange setting.

Giggling nurses and people who were terminal ill.

Painting murals gives me a glimpse inside many different worlds.

 

http://www.huskmitnavn.dk

 

All images courtesy of HuskMitNavn.

 

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