SPLASH AND BURN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

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Splash and Burn is an awareness campaign responding creatively to unregulated farming practices of Palm Oil in Indonesia. Tackling issues such as the transboundary haze, Deforestation, Human and Animal displacement; murals/sculptures and interventions have been appearing throughout cities and the vast natural landscape of Sumatra. The Campaign is collaborating with a number of local and international NGOs including London based charity SOS and Indonesian Based NGO OIC. The project is initiated by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, who throughout the last two years has been actively researching the issue, visiting and scouting locations and connecting with experts and specialists in the field.
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The project was funded by the release of ‘Splash and Burn’, a limited edition print which sold generating the full independent funding. Since February, international artists have been generously donating their time and creativity to the cause, arriving in secret to execute works.
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Conflict palm oil is a longstanding controversial issue that receives much media attention in peak moments of crisis, but very little in the months between the burning seasons. With global consumption increasing beyond the need to conserve our impact on our environment and communities, Ernest aims to introduce a new perspective to the conversation on Palm Oil. Using art as a tool, he suggests bridging the gap between the corruption surrounding the industry and the wider consciousness of the global consumer. Through a number of unique art projects Splash and Burn offers a creative platform for Organisations and NGOs fighting for positive change.
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Artists
(USA) Mark Jenkins @glazedparadise
(USA) Axel Void @axelvoid
(Italy) Pixel Pancho @pixelpancho
(Spain) Isaac Cordal @isaaccordal
(Norway) Anders Gjennestad aka Strøk @andersgjennestad
(UK) Gabriel Pitcher @Gabrielpitcher
(Lithuania) Ernest Zacharevic @Ernestzacharevic
(Malaysia) Bibi Instagram @cipan
 
Contributing works from 
Smane 2 | Combat | Reginald O’niel
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Photos 
Isaac Cordal
Bibichun collaboration with Kombet Medan Photo
Hype Media
Ernest Zacharevic
Axel Void
Gabriel Pitcher

THE CRYSTAL SHIP PHOTO COVERAGE IN BELGIUM BY HENRIK HAVEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Henrik Haven is finally ready to share his comprehensive coverage of The Crystal Ship in Ostend, Belgium!

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The Crystal Ship is a contemporary art festival specialized in public space which sets sail to the city of Ostend, Belgium with talented creatives. World-renowned artists created gigantic murals and fantastic art installations that form a permanent artistic trail in the city.

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The curator of The Crystal Ship, Bjørn Van Poucke, is extremely enthusiastic about the collaboration with the city of Ostend. “Nowhere else in Europe have so many artists in this genre been brought together for a joint arts festival. With The Crystal Ship, we wish to bring art to the people and that is exactly what we did: Over the course of 2 weeks we created +20 impressive murals and +200 smaller interventions. Right in the centre of the city, the place where people live and work. That is pretty unique!”

Check out more of Henrik’s work here.

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HENRIK HAVEN’S NEW WEBSITE!

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For the past six months Henrik Haven has been working on his new website. It’s finally ready to show to the world! Check out the comprehensive content of portfolio photos (more will be added continuously), magnificent quotes and presentation of his work.

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This week he’ll be back on the road travelling to Ostend, Belgium to document The Crystal Ship festival featuring 25 international artists – ROA, Cyrcle, Faith47, Fintan Magee, Guido van Helden, Franco Fasoli aka Jaz and Pixelpancho amongst others.

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100 METER-LONG MURAL BY CARL KRULL

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Seismic Wave is a 100 meter long mural by the danish artist Carl Krull. It is painted on the wall that encircles the Metro construction, in the middle of the lake Sortedamsøen, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The mural is done in black and white. The subject is shaped through an abundance of vertical lines, which in an almost sculptural manner makes the mural seem to protrude like ripples on the surface of the lake itself or a topographical map of the seabed. Foreground and background is entangled and repealed in universe where various formations emerge, some resemble eyes and others remain undefined.

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Carl Krull is a danish artist based in Copenhagen. He is a consummate draftsman whose practice centers around drawing. Utilizing an almost sculptural approach in his drawings, the lines seem to protrude the paper in a way that resemble phenomena found in nature like the formations in stalactite caves or the growth rings found in trees. His working methods involve the invention of elaborate drawing techniques that act as constraints but simultaneously break open new territory.

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All images by Henrik Haven.

Joren Joshua and Ilse Weisfelt Finish New Mural at Public Arts Horsens

Joren Joshua and Ilse Weisfelt teamed up to create this large-scale mural at Public Arts Horsens in Denmark for ArtRebels. Both young illustrators from the Netherlands have their own style, and collaborate often to produce remarkable exhibitions, murals, posters and even a memory game featuring their art.

All photos by Henrik Haven

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New Work from Christian Guemy aka C215 for Public Arts Horsens

 

New Work From Christian Guemy aka C215 For Public Arts Horsens

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Parisian street artist Christian Guemy aka C215 certainly left an impression in Horsens, Denmark this week. Guemy, who specializes in stencil graffiti, painted four murals for Public Art Horsens, curated by ArtRebels. The artist found a few interesting locations to display his latest work, which features a nod to Star Wars with an Ewok and Yoda.

Check out a few shots of C215’s (Christian Guemy) new work in Horsens below and follow us on Instagram @upperplayground for updates from Public Art Horsens. The project includes artists Andrea Wan, Scott Cooper and Joren Joshua, among others.

Photos by Henrik Haven

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Preview of ‘CUT IT OUT’ at Urban Nation Berlin: An homage to Stencil Art

Urban Nation has invited photographer Henrik Haven and Olly Walker, to co-curate an exhibition and workshops about the art of using Stencils.  CUT IT OUT! is dedicated to the art of the stencil and features brand new works, equipment, tools and stencils by Above, Adam 5100, Aiko, Alessio-B, Artist Ouvrier, B-Toy, C215, Canvaz, Don John, Eins92, Eelus, EismannArts, Epsylon Point, Fin Dac, Icy & Sot, Jana & Js, Jef Aerosol, Joe Iurato, Kurar, Logan Hicks, M-City, Mobstr, Monkey Bird, Nick Walker, Orticanoodles, Pisa 73, Reko Rennie, Rene Gagnon, Snik, Sten & Lex, Stencil King, Stew, STF, Stinkfish, Tankpetrol and XooooX and more. The show opens Saturday January 31st at Urban Nation Headquaters in Berlin and plan to  unveil new walls and public installations by Jef Aerosol, M-City as well.

Joe Lurato:

01. Joe Iurato

M-City:

02. M-City

Icy and Sot:

04. Icy & Sot

Alessio-B:

07. Alessio-B

Jana and JS:

09. Jana & JS

BTOY:

10. BTOY

Stinkfish:

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SNIK:

13. Snik

CZARNOBYL:

14. CZARNOBYL

Eisemann Arts:

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Monkey Bird:

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For more info visit Urban Nation at their website here. And stay tuned for our coverage of the show which will unfold in just a few days.

Works in Progress at Urban Xchange “Crossing Over” presented by Urban Nation and Hin Bus Depot

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Photographer Henrik Haven sends us the latest work in progress  at Urban Xchange: Crossing Over in Malaysia.  This event presented by Urban Nation and Hin Bus Depot will feature new public murals in the streets of Penang by Rone, Elle, Vexta, Ernest Zacharevic, Karl Adisson, Tank Petrol, Don John, Mr. Toll and some local artists along with a group exhibition with new works by all the participating artists. Here are photos of artists currently at work in Penang:

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