Street Art and Graffiti art in Norway – Norwegian Street Artists you absolutely need to discover
The greatest surprises awaiting me in Norway was street art and graffiti! I didn’t know Norwegians loved urban art so much that larger than life murals and graffiti walls decorated different parts of Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen … Norway also hosts one of the biggest urban artfests in the world called The Nuart Stavanger.
Local art enthusiasts have turned the streets of cities such as Oslo, Bergen, … into a virtual art gallery.
I invite you to discover a group of amazingly creative artists from Norway.
Here are some pictures of the incredibly awesome artworks created by Norwegian street artists including links to their websites.
As always when i’m publishing a selection of local artists by country, the list is completely subjective and incomplete in many ways, therefore feel free to comment and propose artists not represented here. Thank you and enjoy!
Dolk (meaning dagger in Norwegian) (Dolk Lundgren), is the pseudonym of Norway’s most recognized stencil artist.
Dolk facebook Page
Pøbel is a pseudonymous Norwegian street artist based in Stavanger.
Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen (born 1986) is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting.
HENRIK ULDALEN Website
Dot Dot Dot, a Norwegian stencil artist born in Oslo who first embarked on graffiti in 1997.
DOTDOTDOT Facebook Page
is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. After following graffiti and its development, he started his own stencil production 10 years ago in the winter of 2004.
Martin Whatson Website
Anders Gjennestad aka Strøk, is an author of surreal visual poetry.
born in the city of Chillán in Chile, I am a graphic designer, and I am currently living in Bergen, Norway.
Bergen based street artist
Ami Gatekunst Facebook page
Sandie Carol Facebook profile
Atle Østrem Facebook Page
Hama Woods is a stencil artist, based in Oslo.
Her work demonstrates a reverence for nature and its immediate connection to humanity.
Hama Woods Website
Skurk Facebook Page
Nipper is a Bergen-based artist whose work focuses on social ideals of sharing, creativity and citizen-led communication in public space.
Stencil artist from Stavanger, Norway
TREF Facebook Page
BOOKS – Street Art in Norway:
Street Art Norway Vol. I presents the development of street art in Norway, from the very beginning in the 1990s until the leading artists of today. This is an art form developed in the public space, legally or illegally, and it casts a critical eye on established society.
It mocks advertisements, and the artists are often socially engaged individuals. These urban artistic expressions have received a lot of attention in recent years, and Norwegian street art has gained much recognition, both nationally and internationally.
Publisher: Rockport Publishers; 01 edition (5 Jan. 2017)
Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 1.9 x 25.7 cm
This is an art form developed in the public space, legally or illegally, and it casts a critical eye on established society. It mocks advertisements, and the artists are often socially engaged individuals. These urban artistic expressions have received a lot of attention in recent years, and Norwegian street art has gained much recognition, both nationally and internationally.
Publisher: KONTUR PUBLISHING
Bilingual edition (21 Jan. 2016)
Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
All pictures by courtesy of artists