Today is World Mental Health Day, a WHO event that focuses on mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Lundbeck has invited high school classes to visit the company on this day to receive information and education about mental illnesses. My painting was a part of Lundbeck's efforts to communicate the company's message about the importance of reaching out to people with mental illnesses.
The last month I have worked on preparations for a mural for the Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck and today I start the actual painting process! :) I will be working on the 14 meter long mural at Lundbeck the next week until October 10, World Mental Health Day. Two of the days, Lundbeck's employees will join me in creating the mural, and I'm so excited!
I finally finished the painting commissioned by Maria and Carsten, who also bought my painting Twice Removed two years ago. I'm so grateful for their support and belief in me :) They asked me to create a painting with "children" as a theme, as children are a big part of their life. I decided to paint a portrait of their three children in a painting that symbolizes humans' imagination and the ability to turn it into reality.
Today, National Geographic launched my video on Facebook, and I'm so excited :) The team behind it did such an amazing job! In the video I talk about artistic expression, street art and Nordic identity. It was a fantastic experience being a part of this!
You can watch the video here
Big news! :) Today, a film crew came to my studio in Copenhagen to shoot an interview for a promo campaign that National Geographic is doing for its new show "The Story of Us" starring Morgan Freeman as host. The interview is meant to be used for Facebook promo in the Nordic countries. I am sooo happy to be a small part of this, and I'm so honoured that they want to use me and my work for this piece on Street Art and Nordic identity. I was so nervous doing the filming, so I hope I didn't say anything too weird! :)
This morning I woke up to this message on Instagram and it made me so happy! A girl named Laura visited Temple Bar together with her friends and apparently they really liked my mural, saying that I have "captured Nørrebro in the most beautiful way" :)
Thank you so much, Laura!! I am so so happy that you like it.
For my mural in Temple Bar I used Kaj, a homeless person in Copenhagen, as a model. Hus Forbi, a newspaper sold for and by the homeless people, has made this article about our collaboration. It's in Danish, but I'd be happy to give you a translation :)
Thank you so much to everyone who came to the exhibition in Carlsberg City!! It was a fun night thanks to you!
I'm part of a pop-up group exhibition in Carlsberg City in Copenhagen. The exhibition is called Overwhelming Space with reference to Carlsberg City's old buildings with grand exhibition halls, which can be intimidating and overwhelming for an artist. There will be lots of amazing art, music and dance. Come by and party with us :)
Read more here
Finally, we will have a reception in Temple Bar, Copenhagen, to celebrate the completion of my mural. Please, come by for a beer and a chat :)
It begins at 4pm and ends when we want to go home
The very cool Culture Trip has picked me as one of 10 emerging street artists from Copenhagen that you should know :p I'm so honored!! Thank you, Culture Trip! Read the article here
A local newspaper in Copenhagen, Nørrebro/Nordvest Bladet, has published a cover story about my mural in Temple Bar. I'd be so happy, if you check it out, but it's in Danish :( Just email me for a translation ;)
Enrolled in Barcelona Academy of Art! It's a dream come true :) At Barcelona Academy of Art, students learn classical techniques, and I can't wait!
The news site on cultural events Blacklisted Copenhagen has chosen me as artist of the month in August.
More on this very soon. Stay tuned! :D
Streetartaustralia passed by my work on Sønder Boulevard/Copenhagen!
The woman behind Streetartaustralia, Lou Chamberlin, posted this photo on her instagram and I'm so honored :D
The opening of my show Gender Roles at MellemRummet in Copenhagen is tonight :) stop by for a beer!