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“Rock Climber” and “Passé” by Martin Whatson in Aalborg, Denmark

September 15, 2020
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International artist Martin Whatson is back on the lift after Covid19 forced him to take a long break. During the last few days there has been many trips up and down the 18 meters high wall of downtown Aalborg where the artist has just finished his mural as part of the sixth edition of the mural project “Out in the Open” of Kirk gallery.

Bridging the gap between spontaneous graffiti and sharply cut stencils Martin Whatson has created two of his first murals this year due to the severe travel restrictions around the world.

“Rock Climber” by Martin Whatson in Aalborg, Denmark

Down the road, Martin Whatson have created another stunning piece. Here the artist decided to underline the simplicity and beautiful stringency in color and shape of the multicolored houses creating a delicate ballerina in a multicolored skirt matching perfectly with the red roofs and colored facades. Martin Whatson calls this piece ’Passé’ as one of the main positions of ballet depicting a beautiful ballerina on a grey background.

“Passé” by Martin Whatson in Aalborg, Denmark

Martin Whatson is a Norwegian street artist best known for his calligraphic scribbles in grayscale voids. Over the past decade, Martin has developed an unmistakable aesthetic combining abstract movement with figurative stencilled compositions. His works can be seen to mirror the rise and fall of the streets, as he symbolically recreates the urban environment, then vandalises it to reveal his vibrant transformations.

Martins work features with festivals, projects and walls globally. His original work can be found in private collections and institutions with solo exhibitions featured in cities from Tokyo to LA, London to New York.

Photos by Michael Kærgaard and Martin Whatson

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