Interview with Bogdan Scutaru “Romanian street artist based in Denmark”

Hello Bogdan, great to meet you.
Hello Laurent. Great to meet you too

Where are you from?
I am from Romania, but now I am based in Horsens, Denmark, where I’ve been living for the past 8 years.

How and when did you discover art and create your first artwork?
Like most artists, I started drawing when I was a kid and never stopped to this day.
I was introduced to graffiti by a friend in high-school, in the mid-2000s. We made a crew together and started to roam the streets but I was always most satisfied with painting in abandoned buildings or other quiet places like that, where I could improve my style and my craft. With time, I became more interested in the figurative part rather than letters.
I don’t know when the things I was painting and drawing started to be considered art and, to be honest, I don’t concern myself with that. I guess that’s for other people to say. I just know that I was lucky enough to have people around who pushed me in the right direction.

Bogdan Scutaru Street Artist
Bogdan Scutaru

Where was your first mural? Is it still available to see today?
My first mural was in my hometown, Marasesti. Unfortunately, most of the old factories and abandoned buildings where I used to paint where torn down, but I think there still may be some of my early stuff left somewhere.

Where can we discover your murals around the world?
For now, my work can only be seen in Denmark. Let’s see what the future brings.

What is your personal favourite mural artwork?
I don’t have one. Clearly, some are better than others but I tend to look at the technical aspects so I usually find things that I like and things I don’t in any piece.

Do you paint with spray cans or do you use any other techniques?
I only use spray cans for murals but I’m considering introducing some acrylic paint as well. Using a roller gives it some texture and that fascinates me everytime when I see it. I think the right combination of the two is ideal. Of course, it depends on what the feel of the work should be. That’s why, when I’m not painting a mural, I also use oil paint and do some digital painting as well.

Bogdan Scutaru street artist
Bogdan Scutaru

Where do you get your inspiration? Any specific message in your artwork?
I get inspired by various things. Some of the Danish scenery has inspired me, for example. I’ve also tried to visually translate emotions that I’ve had. Now and then I also like to add a touch of fantasy in my art. It’s probably because I find the work of fantasy illustrators like Frank Frazetta or Alan Lee to be very beautiful and inspiring.
I don’t have a specific message that I want to convey. I find it hard to make sets so every mural is a standalone piece with its own message or feel to it. Although I appreciate a good dramatic piece, I try to avoid vulgarity, violence or things of that nature. I think the artworld has enough of that anyway.

If you can describe yourself, would you say you’re a Street Artist, a Painter, an artist … or something else?
I guess I would call myself an artist, just because the term is broad enough to encompass what I do, but I don’t mind any other term.

Do you have a favourite city where you love to paint? Is there a dream place around the world you would like to go for a mural artwork?
I think it would be nice to paint in my hometown since it’s been so long. Other than that, I would love to paint anywhere.

bogdan scutaru for Horsens Art Museum
Bogdan Scutaru for Horsens Art Museum

Do you have any exhibitions and upcoming art fests in the future?
I’m trying to take advantage of winter and paint some canvases. It’s nothing settled but it’s most probably going to be an exhibition with Galleri Grisk in Aarhus. I also have a few festivals booked for next year here in Denmark (Smukfest Skanderborg, Aarhus Streetart Festival and other) and a mural coming at the end of the month

Thanks’ a lot. Would you like to add anything else to Streetart360 readers?
It was a pleasure doing the interview. Thank you, Laurent and Streetart360 readers, for the support. It means a lot 😊

Links:
Website: Bogdan Scutaru
Facebook: Bogdan Scutaru Facebook Page
Instagram: @Bogdanscutaru


Bogdan Scutaru Street Art Photo Gallery:

Bogdan Scutaru . Prison Ink 2017 Horsens
Bogdan Scutaru . Prison Ink 2017 Horsens
Bogdan Scutaru Aarhus Streetart Festival 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Aarhus Streetart Festival 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Base Camp Horsens 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Base Camp Horsens 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Display Festival Horsens 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Display Festival Horsens 2017

 

Bogdan Scutaru Horsens Kommune 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Horsens Kommune 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Kolding Get Down 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Kolding Get Down 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Moccamaster Idraetcenter Aarhus 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Moccamaster Idraetcenter Aarhus 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Smukfest main wall 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Smukfest main wall 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Smufest bus 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Smufest bus 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Smukfest container 2017
Bogdan Scutaru Smukfest container 2017

All pictures by courtesy of Bogdan Scutaru 

One Comment Add yours

  1. His use of light is incredible! Stunning work.

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