Events & Exhibitions, Graffiti

Release: Stockholm Classics – HL Gallery 7 April 2017

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Release party for Stockholm Classics. The sketch book is a homage to the old public transportation trains of Stockholm.

Growing up in a suburb of Stockholm, you were automatically connected to the steel giants that ran to the city center and back. To us they became a playground; we were partying in them, surfing on them and writing on them, letting people know we existed in every way we could. We didn’t write on them because we hated them. It was the other way around. We did it to dress them up with what we considered art.

In 2017 the last of the X10 commuter trains will be taken out of traffic. The even older X1-model was put to rest a few years ago. This book is made to preserve the memory of these old trains so that they and the art on them will not be forgotten. The old blue C5/C14 subway cars are still in traffic on the Blue and Red line, but it’s just a matter of time before they are gone as well.

This perfect sized sketch book features:

– Four X1 train cars
– Four X10 train cars
– Six C1 subway cars
– Six C5 subway cars

210mm x , 891mm

By Funky Magic Books

HL Gallery/Store
St Eriksgatan 64, Stockholm
Öppet: Mån-Fre 11.30 – 18.00 (Fredag 7:e April: 18.00 – 20.00)
Lör 11.30 – 16.00, Sön: Stängt

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Highlights TV: Jeks [SUK-CAS-THY]

This wall was made by Jeks [SUK-CAS-THY] during early spring time in south sweden. From cold winter temperature the first day, turning out to warm and sunshine with melting snow the second day.

We hope you like it!

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Swet Sugerhill in Stockholm

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Last Friday Swet had an exhibition in Stockholm with Grymt Creative agency and for a finale the open wall at Tantolunden was collectively painted by three of the most
influential artists from the European graffiti scene, SWET, KID KASH & KAOS with support of Montana Cans and Highlights

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Styleholm was a nice old school event in Stockholm taking place in several locations with breaking, battles, workshops and graffiti. On a sunday afternoon writers like Ryos
Serval, Kidkash, Holem and Cheat closed the event with this painting at the open wall of Tantolunden in Stockholm.

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Life Trip – Guldvittring, 2:a December 2016 – 4:e Januari 2017

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Filmen
”Life trip” är lite som att ”hitta meningen med livet”. Det är någonting man kan försöka med genom tålmodigt ta steg för steg på vad som anses vara “rätt sätt”, eller välja att bara hoppa på tåget och följa med på resans gång. Det är precis det den här filmen handlar om. Vi hoppar på och åker genom världen med ett positivt tänkande som främsta fokus, som delas bland vänner, godsvagnar, snabbmat, panels, öl, natur och fiske. Oavsett tid, plats eller mående i livet är vi tillsammans på denna resa allihopa.

Bilderna
Fotografen Guldvittring har, med naturen som främsta inspirationskälla och sin eviga lust att vända på stenar för att hitta nya äventyr, levt graffiti i närmare 20 år. I utställningen på HL Gallery får vi följa med när tunnelbanans ofta stressiga miljöer ersätts av kvittrande fåglar och forsarnas brus.

Bonus: Stains Magazine release!
Stains magazine är en ny tidning med 100% fokus på Svensk graffiti!
I uppföljaren Issue 2 får vi 48 sidor fullproppade med 99.9% bilder. Kapitlena fördelade mellan Stockholmståg, blandade Svenska tåg, väggar av olika slag samt spraycations med svenska målare utomlands.
Issue 2 innehåller även totalt 4 specialare med inga mindre än Roxes [CWD TM],
Meit [RGE HLC], Like [VIMOA CNR] och 4608!
Tidningen släpps till ett specialpris kvällen till ära och finns efter vernissaget att köpa på www.HLSTORE.com, samt i båda Highlights markbutiker.

Varmt välkommen på vernissage Fredagen den 2:e December kl 18.00 – 21.00.
Utställningen pågår t.o.m. den 4:e Januari 2017.

HL Gallery
St: Eriksgatan 64
Stockholm

Öppet mån – fre 11:30 – 18:00, lör 11:30 – 16:00.
www.HLgallery.se

English

The movie
“Life trip” is a bit like “finding the meaning of life.” It’s something you can try to find by taking step by step in what is considered “the right way”, or you can choose to just jump on the train, let go and just let it take you on a journey. That’s exactly what this film is about. We jump on and go through the world with positive thinking as the main focus, which we is share among friends, freight trains, fast food, panels, beer, nature and fishing. No matter the time, place or mood in life, we are all together on this journey.

The Pictures
Photographer Guldvittring has, with nature as the main source of inspiration and his eternal desire to turn over stones to find new adventures, lived graffiti for over 20 years. In the exhibition at HL Gallery we get to follow when the often stressful environments of the Stockholm Subway are replaced by the chirping of birds and rapids noise.

Bonus: Stains Magazine release!
Stains Magazine is a new magazine with a 100% focus on Swedish graffiti!
In the sequel, Issue 2, we get a toalt of 48 pages packed with 99.9% pictures. The chapters consists of Stockholm trains, Mixed Swedish trains, various kinds of walls and spraycations, with Swedish writers abroad.
Issue 2 also contains a total of 4 specials with non less than Roxes [CWD TM], Meit [RGE HLC], Like [VIMOA CNR] and 4608!

A warm welcome to the opening on Friday, December 2:nd at 18.00- 21:00.
The exhibition continues until Januari 5:th 2017

HL Gallery
St. Eriksgatan 64
Stockholm
Open Mon – Fri 11:30 to 18:00 Sat 11:30 to 16:00.
www.HLgallery.se

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Hell [7DC F-UPS]

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Vi kittade homeboy Hell [7DC F.UPS] med ett chromepack från Montana Cans, som han tog med sig till klassiska kolhamnen i Norrköping. Kolla in fotorapporten från hans session här!
Missa inte chromedealen som pågår just nu på Highlights! Superbra priser på Black out 400ml, Tarblacks 500 och 600ml samt Silverchrome 600ml. Gäller online och i butikerna, t.o.m. 6e November!

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Bioluminiscens av Para [AOR] 4:e November – 30:e November 2016

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Para (f. 1977), som ursprungligen kommer från Södra delen av Tunnelbanelinje 19 i Stockholm, började måla graffiti i mitten utav 90-talet. Han syntes frekvent längs pendel- och tunnelbanelinjerna tillsammans med bl.a. Funk, Cleye, Caster och Skil. Han var som mest aktiv fram till och med millenieskiftet 2000, då rave-kulturen och andra intressen gjorde att graffitin fick flytta på sig i Paras liv. Det dröjde ända till 2015 när han via sociala medier kom i kontakt med kulturen igen, men han insåg snabbt att det var en stor pusselbit som saknats i hans liv.

I sin utställning på HL Gallery har Para skapat tavlor med blandteknik, där han tolkat Bioluminiscens – levande organismer som ut söndrar ljus.
”Min inspiration kommer från flöden och rörelser där motiven växer fram allt eftersom.
Jag kombinerar graffitirelaterade element och tekniker i explosiva färger och rörelser”.
Välkommen till Paras universum.

Varmt välkommen på vernissage Fredagen den 4:e November kl 18.00 – 21.00.

Utställningen pågår t.o.m. den 30:e November 2016
HL Gallery
St: Eriksgatan 64
Stockholm

Öppet mån – fre 11:30 – 18:00, lör 11:30 – 16:00.
www.HLgallery.se

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Välkommen till min Psykos av Psykos 9:e September – 15:e Oktober 2016

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Hej! Jag skriver Psykos och jag är en tjej som gillar sprej och att spreja,
hur länge jag gjort det är svårare att säga.
Tycker dock inte att hur länge jag hållt på är relevant,
och mycket av det jag säger är i vilket fall inte sant.
Så skiter i att uttala mig om det med risken för att framstå som en fjant.
Du som kört i 10 år mer än mig kommer ändå alltid att ha gjort det,
men det innebär inte att du är större, mer aktiv eller graffitimässigt mer fet.
Men nog om det och nog om dig, nu pratar vi mer om mig.
Får ofta frågan hur det är att graffa som tjej
och det enda svar jag har till dig
är att till skillnad från killar som slickar röv för att ta sig upp
behöver jag som kvinna och psykiskt sjuk bara suga kuk.
Vet inte vad jag mer kan säga,
jag är en målare en graffare utan gränser. Scenens prinsessan Leia.

Puss & kråm /Psykos

Varmt välkommen på vernissage Fredagen den 9:e September kl 18.00 – 21.00.

Utställningen pågår t.o.m. den 15:e Oktober 2016

HL Gallery
St: Eriksgatan 64
Stockholm

Öppet mån – fre 11:30 – 18:00, lör 11:30 – 16:00.
www.HLgallery.se

ENGLISH:

Welcome to my Psykos by Psykos 9:e September – 15:e Oktober 2016

Hi! I write Psykos and I’m a girl who likes spray and to spray,
For how long I have is hard to say.
But I dont think how long I have is relevant,
and much of what I say is not true, but elegant.
So I dont give a crap about expressing myself about that, to avoid the risk of looking like a twat.
You who have done it for 10 years more than me will always have done that
doesnt make you bigger, more active and amongst graffers more fat.
but enough about that, and enough about you, lets talk more about me, tjoho!
I often get the question what it is like graffing as a girl
and the only answer I got for you
is that compared to guys who lick ass to climp up
I as a woman, mentally sick, only have to suck dick.
Dont know what else You might want to know
Im a painter, a graffer with no limits.  Princess Leia of this show

Kiss & tags /Psykos

A warm welcome to the opening on Friday, September 9th at 18.00- 21:00.

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Gottsunda Hip Hop Festival

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Uppsala har sedan 80-talet levererat en rad graffitimålare som gått från den lilla staden till att bli kända över hela Sverige, Europa och flera av dem även över hela världen. 1992 arrangerades även en Hip Hop festival som idag fått legendstatus och imorgon Fredag är den festivalen tillbaka i nytappning! Missa inte detta!

Vi är även på plats med vår skisshörna under lördagen. Ses!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1080264325385396/

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GSB/Gallery Steinsland Berliner is very proud to present

Top to Bottom
A exhibition by Akay and KP
26 August – 17 September
Opening Friday 26 August, 18 – 22

In preparation for Akay & KP’s first exhibition at the gallery we want to give you an introduction to their work.

Who is Akay & KP?
Both have an urban-culture background and they have been working together on and off for decades. They have often made projects in the public sphere under various pseudonyms, without permission, for everyone to use – if you can find them. They have been called urban explorers, mainly because of their ability to find hidden places in the city landscape and re-make them into something new. If you been around Stockholm and kept your eyes open it is very likely that you have seen works by Akay or KP before, probably the “Akayism” posters or the deer stickers – or even some of the birdhouses on top of traffic signs.

How does the work process look?
KP and Akays projects often involve an element of trespassing, using unused spaces, which entitles one or two fences to be climbed, and unauthorized constructions to be built. The projects tend to be longterm, taking days to weeks to months to complete. They used to work at night in the dark, but by being active for many years they have realized that working during the day is easier. At night you are one of five doing something, and during the day you are one out of ten thousand, blending in. Being anonymous gives them the possibility to work in peace. People have often tried to contextualize their works with different political messages; for example that Traffic Island is a critic against living situations in the cities. The artists themselves take no responsibility for these applied contexts. Their main drive is to use the city as their living room, and do projects that they think is fun. But we are all free to think around their artworks, creating new meaning.

What can we expect from Top to Bottom?
They are giving us an installation that will fill the gallery space. The material they are using has been transported to the gallery from an abandoned building. Much like building an invisible bridge between two places, transforming what has been previously unnoticed; a once public room, with its content moved and displayed in a new way. Using found material is nothing new in the art world, and even if you can question how this material was apprehended they are not looking at it as destruction rather recycling and building something different.

Where could you have seen works by them before?
They have done many different projects at various locations around the city. The one project that got a lot of attention was Traffic Island, built in 2003 and stood to the end of 2006. The work, a small red cabin built in traditional style, was places over a traffic tunnel orifice, with a garden and was surrounded by a fence. The building was open for anyone, you could even stay over and sleep there. The building is an element that keeps coming back into their practice. Another project 12 m³, a building hanging of a cliff wall, leaving no footprint on the ground, taking up as little space as possible. It took the artists about four weeks to build, since they only work with found material, this was the most time consuming part of the project. 12 m³ raised a lots of questions about ownership. Since the house did not take up any physical land who owns it, the city planning office in Stockholm only regulates what is on the ground. The artists found themselves a loophole in the system; they owned the house but not the land. Eventually they removed the building and put it on a raft in a lake.

We are used to seeing their artworks outdoor, why indoors this time?
The installation itself is to be looked upon as an experience, it will change over the time that the exhibition is open. This particular work needs the protection that a room can provide and the artist invites the viewer, or any one who passes by, to be part of it and make their own interpretation of what it means. By building the installation in a gallery room, the artist wants to keep the mystery of the building where the material originated from.

Top to bottom will be open until 17 September 2016.

https://www.facebook.com/events/924313461030477/

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