Elephant in the Room - Kristiansand juni 2017
Elephant in the Room - Kristiansand juni 2017

The Elephant in the Room

It can be difficult to define one’s own opinion in these times of political correctness. Even those we depend upon to be strong are reluctant to speak their mind in fear of being stamped…

 


Empire of Sweet Dreams- 2017- Choice hotel, Flesland Bergen
Empire of Sweet Dreams- 2017- Choice hotel, Flesland Bergen

Empire of Sweet Dreams

When viewed from a distance, an impression of the overall narrative can be sensed. As you move closer more details come into view that offer an insight into a deeper story that raises questions about our conventional understanding of the world.

To sustain a healthy society, critical and free thought must be nurtured and given space to grow. For this reason I have included  background information into some of the smaller compositions with-in this piece. If you want to know more, follow the links below.


Stolen Child- Danmarks Plass Bergen, DPS, Autumn 2015
Stolen Child- Danmarks Plass Bergen, DPS, Autumn 2015

Stolen Child

My assistant is a patient at the Kronstad DPS and while attending his weekly group therapy he had been drooling at this beautiful wall right at the Bybanen stop. So when it turned out that this stencil which also happen to be a personal favorite of mine had the perfect size for the wall, there was no dobut, it had to be done..

The wall was a bit of a logistical challenge. Guards sitting inside watching a rotating camera directly over our heads being the most obvious obstacle.
Further more, e needed quite a bit of equipment including a ladder, plus It would take probably 2 hours of work, so “hit & run” was not an option….


2015 Ice Diamond - Top of Mount Ulriken, Bergen
2015 Ice Diamond - Top of Mount Ulriken, Bergen

ICE DIAMOND

On the 31st of May 2015, I received a storm warning from a friend questioning whether or not it might be wiser to postpone the mission. I convinced him that I would be finished before the storm hit Bergen that night and 2 hours later, myself and 3 accomplices, jumped on the last gondola and were atop Mount Ulriken by 21:00 hours.

Question everything but this statement- Bergen University. U.Pihlhus, Jan 2017
Question everything but this statement- Bergen University. U.Pihlhus, Jan 2017

Question everything but this statement

“Question everything but this statement” is a message to the observer to understand that it is ok to change your mind in the light of new evidence.

The piece started with a little girl inspecting a butterfly, then a little Alice in Wonderland, and now she is looking closely at a miniature version of herself. 

The idea here was to play with people’s perceptions by setting up an expectation in the mind of Instagram/ Facebook followers of Bergen street art. When they ventured to see the image in real life, on the street, they would be met with a slightly different image than they expected to see.


Enjoy the real thing, ISIS- Bergen Univerity, U-Pihlhus, Jan 2017
Enjoy the real thing, ISIS- Bergen Univerity, U-Pihlhus, Jan 2017

Enjoy the real thing

This piece caused a bit of a reaction and was removed a few days after I got it up.

Of course I was expecting a reaction, and hoped it would help people reflect on the perceived terrorism narrative we are being presented. 2,5 – 6 trillion dollars (depending on how you calculate this), of military force has been pumped into the middle east since 2003… just to chase down what was originally a few terrorists.

Some people are quite literally making a killing on these artificial wars. We need to wake up to the fact that this is, first and foremost, about making…

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2016- Smørsbroen, Bergen
2016- Smørsbroen, Bergen

In case of emergency, Break the system

I think most of us are deeply concerned about the world we leave to our children. Yet we let ourselves be manipulated by the capitalist consumer agenda,  which prefers that we spend time on mindless reality tv and hedonistic comforts. For me it is obvious that this behavior implies that we are sawing off the branch we all sit on. Our critical sense must be cultivated already in primary school. This is gravely important in developing a progressive and engaged society that responds to criticism from the grassroots.


2015- Skostredet, Bergen
2015- Skostredet, Bergen

The Unusual Suspects

This is a tribute to those who stand up for the rights of all against the american warmongering machine.

We live in a world where the US systematically violate the rights of citizens across the globe, especially outside of the US where even leaders of their allies are subject to wire-tapping.

We live in a world where the US scares their allies into breaking international law in a desperate attempt to retaliate against whistleblowers. They even do this to the point where they are willing to force their allies into landing a airplane carrying the Head of State…


Autumn 2016- Rome, Italy. Alberto Blasetti Ph/www.albertoblasetti.com
Autumn 2016- Rome, Italy. Alberto Blasetti Ph/www.albertoblasetti.com

The Climb

Under Construction


2015- Danmarks Plass, Bergen
2015- Danmarks Plass, Bergen

Milk It

Under Construction


10 Januar 2015- Østre Skostredet, Bergen
10 Januar 2015- Østre Skostredet, Bergen

Laugh

Under Construction


2016- Bergen
2016- Bergen

PoP

Under Construction


2016- Bergen University Garden
2016- Bergen University Garden

Equalibrium

Under Construction


2016- Smørsbroen, Bergen #awakening
2016- Smørsbroen, Bergen #awakening

Awakening

Under Construction


StraxHuset- Bergen, December 2016
StraxHuset- Bergen, December 2016

Mother Ayahuasca

Under Construction


2015- Bergen
2015- Bergen

Mania

Under Construction


2015- Bergen, Psykisk Facultet
2015- Bergen, Psykisk Facultet

No Lost Generation

Under Construction


2015- Vitry, Paris
2015- Vitry, Paris

Girls just wanna have fun!

Under Construction


2016- Psykisk Facultet, Bergen
2016- Psykisk Facultet, Bergen

Toxic

Under Construction


2014- Kong Oscars gt, Bergen
2014- Kong Oscars gt, Bergen

Rain

Under Construction


2015- Kaunas, Lithuania. Collaboration with TEG & Benjamin Winkel
2015- Kaunas, Lithuania. Collaboration with TEG & Benjamin Winkel

Ice Diamond collaboration

Under Construction


2015- Barcelona, Spain
2015- Barcelona, Spain

Don Quixote

Under Construction


2015- Stavanger, Norway
2015- Stavanger, Norway

Let it Blossom 2

Under Construction


2015- Nordnes, Bergen
2015- Nordnes, Bergen

Thirst

Under Construction