Good art can inspire, delight, provoke, revolt or startle. The brain grows when it faces challenges. In an overall perspective, art has an important role in social development, resisting the dark forces and superficial, material values. Art gives thoughts, stimulates the entrepreneurial spirit, builds sustainability and encourages consideration.
At OpenART, we create an energy field outside the traditional norms of elitist art. Here, the ambition is high and ideas are bold.Our work field stretches from Sweden and Europe to the entire world. We find inspiration in our international outreach and we learn to break patterns and raise the bar with every edition we organize.
For many, OpenART is a delightful experience. The participating artists acknowledge that they will be professionally treated and that they have an opportunity to develop themselves in an international art arena that has become a magnet for art aficionados and tourists. The artists and the people in Örebro become ambassadors that spread the word with pride.
OpenART is a collaboration between the private and the public sector. The attractiveness of our biennial results from our courage to strive for innovation and high quality. Therefore, it is always art and content that are the best voice for OpenART.
Mural in Flen Sweden.
"There is no place like home"
Flens Bostads AB
Colour the world’s most prominent graffiti styles on marker friendly paper! Young and old all over the world love the coloring books published by Dokument Press. This new title: Graffiti Style Coloring Book features improved paper and format. Use your markers and paint on both sides of the page without bleeding.
The Graffiti Style Coloring Book covers a range of styles from naïve, playful lettering to razor-sharp wild styles. Cover artist is the legendary Copenhagen graffiti writer Cave. All illustrations are original artworks made by experienced graffiti kings worldwide.
The Graffiti Style Coloring Book is the real thing – it’s not copying a graffiti “style”, it’s real graffiti.
This coloring book is an excellent way to start out in graffiti. Explore the medium, be creative, make an impact and immerse yourself in the world of graffiti. The Graffiti Style Coloring Book offers a relaxing approach to coloring at the same time as it is an informative art collection.
Björn Almqvist & Tobias Barenthin Lindblad are editors at Dokument Press. They are the authors and editors of numerous books on graffiti. Find out more at www.dokument.org
The Global Artist Project is a unique expression of ’47’s sports licensed headwear and apparel delivered through the creative lenses of artists from around the world. In response to the growing popularity of Major League Baseball abroad, ’47 tapped into Monorex — an international collective of creative talent — to enlist artists who could carry out ’47’s vision of bringing fresh, authentic and original designs to the global sports lifestyle community.
The artwork submitted now proudly lives on ’47’s premier headwear and apparel, as one of our most unique and exciting offerings to date. Six MLB teams are represented in this collection, each one artistically reimagined.
NEW YORK YANKEES –– MCBESS (FRANCE)
OAKLAND ATHLETICS –– CONZO (UNITED KINGDOM)
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS –– PEZ (SPAIN)
CLEVELAND INDIANS –– BARN FRESH (HOLLAND)
LA DODGERS –– LOW BROS (GERMANY)
DETROIT TIGERS –– BLESS (SWEDEN)
"Swedish artist Bless (Anya Blom) is powerful with many a weapon whether it is a spray can, pencil or clay and her own imaginative mind. Her distinct style gives homage to traditional graffiti while infusing her own brand of organized free-flowing shapes and clear lines. Anya’s fame is growing in the urban art scene, in only a few years as a full-time artist"
SoHo TakeOver Gallery presented the group show ‘Strictly Cardboard’ 48 Poland Street, London, W1F 7ND, United Kingdom.
"A group show hosting some of the best Artists from the UK and overseas joint together to show what they can create using cardboard as their main material"
Prior to this Exhibition, this handful of Artists have all used cardboard in there creative practice as a means to show not only some diversity but a sense of rebellious behaviour by using a medium that's literally outside of the box.
The whole space has been taken over by cardboard with pale brown walls depicting packaging icons and instructions often found on cardboard boxes. Even the DJ area was covered in cardboard with "Ugly House" music providing the tunes on the night.
#StrictlyCardboard #Soho #UrbanArt #Exhibition #Soho #SohoTakeover #OnArtsCollective #StreetArtAtlas
The statue of the poet Nils Ferlin are said to be one of the most photographed in Sweden. It was inaugurated 24 of May in 1975.
The Statuet is made by Karl Göte Bejemark(1922-2000). The Statue is situated close by Skillerälven at Stora Torget in the centre of Filipstad.
Art Scape 2017
"This summer 23 artists from all over the world will join Art Scape in taking over an entire region of Sweden. Between 24 July and 18 August Art Scape will create large-scale public art in Arvika, Filipstad, Forshaga, Grums, Karlstad, Munkfors,
Sunne, Säffle, Torsby and Årjäng "
Artscape is a nonprofit organisation that seeks to inspire people and promote public art for everyone. We believe that the dominance of the advertising boards in the modern cityscape needs to be challenged. Great art shouldn't be confined to only galleries and museums!
Small installation at Västerås Art museum "konstlabb"
Title - bow before me
Mural at Friskis&Svettis Söder Örebro.
Collaboration with Wallery and Elvine closing.
Made a new version of a sketch from 2015
Cadavre Exquis Malmö
Cadavre Exquis Malmö was a conceptual combined mural and public art installation created by three artists and Artscape in the summer of 2015.
In 1437 AD the king of Sweden awarded the city of Malmö with the mighty griffin as the heraldic symbol of the municipality.
Six hundred years have passed and it is time for a remix!
Using a variation of the classic Exquisite Corpse technique popularized by the surrealist movement, ARTSCAPE invited three artists to each create a component of a brand new Malmö griffin. The original griffin of ancient mythology is part eagle and part lion, the kings of birds and beasts. ARTSCAPE decided to add a humble human to symbolise the people of Malmö. After creating three striking characters, each in a totally different style, the different segments of the wall were switched around to form three new incarnations of the city's symbol.
Turned Street Art 2014.
50 artists from near and far had free hands to decorate bottles designed by Daniel Franzén (Bunker Hill) who have known the shape of real bottles.
Bigm, Bane, Gore & Mech
Collab with Paradisroxes
ARTSCAPE 2016 in Gothenburg was Scandinavia's largest urban art project to date. Permanent large-scale murals and other art was created in all of the city's ten boroughs.
Gothenburg, with its history of zero tolerance to any kind of street art, surprisingly invited Artscape to completely take over city and tie a geographically scattered urban area together through one encompassing culture project. The result was a great success and Artscape completed 18 pieces of public art, hosted an artist talk and had locals join in at workshops all over the city.
Involving all ten boroughs, from the city centre to the suburbs, was a groundbreaking concept showcasing what Artscape is all about: bringing art to the people!
Thanks to our team, partners and the people of Gothenburg for making it happen!
Collab with Dios1, Kram, Musa71 & Awone.
Cover for PSNC Momentum.
PG Iphone Case
"All profits will be donated to charity Panda.org – to help support coral reef and marine life"
Snösätragränd Hall of Fame.
The Europes largest open-air street art/graffiti expo.
Snösätragränd is a somewhat shabby industrial area in Rågsved south of Stockholm,
Gore, Bane, BigM, Bless, Mech & Hesk
Decoration At Conventum Arena for Tattoo Expo
Murals at the Preschoo "Äventyret" in Lekeberg Sweden
8 students, 3 weeks and one tunnel.
Proferssional Dreamers Åmål:
"Konsten att ta Åmåls kulturliv till en ny nivå."
"Ja, vi vet att det kan låta kaxigt. Men det är också en del av gatukonsten. Den har alltid tagit för sig, tagit plats och ofta fått sin omgivning att inse att de fått något de inte visste att de saknade.
Professional Dreamers är ett initiativ taget av Åmåls kommuns kulturenhet, med syftet att låta gatukonst och urban kultur stå i centrum. Vi börjar med att introducera en game-changer för Åmåls finkultur och därefter får konsten tala för sig själv
Charlin Svanér dela Cruz - Projektledare
Daniel Larsson - Visionär
"Graffiti Turné Sörmland" Vingåker