Nils Westergard is a very talented street artist and film maker. His murals and stencilled artworks can be found all around the world. He kindly accepted to answer few questions to streetart360 . Here’s his interview.
Hi Nils, great to meet you. Where are you originally from?
I grew up in Virginia, my mother is Belgian and I hold a Belgian passport and speak Flemish
When/Why did you start putting your art onto walls?
I started like so many of us by doing graffiti. Then worked into stencils and for a time was working on stage sets. But always painting somewhere.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I draw inspiration from a lot of other artists, and a lot from film which is also what I got my degree in. Also, the lyrics of Aesop Rock lately.
Which of your artworks are you most proud of (And where can we find them)?
I am generally most proud of my stencil works, which not many people know me for. Although they can be found at GraffitiStreet and later this year I will have a show at Glave Kocen gallery in Richmond with many of my stencil works. As far as murals, I am of course very proud of the piece in Waynesboro that you posted. In addition to that I have a soft spot in my heart for the giants I made in Antwerpen.
Is there a dream place worldwide where you would like to create an artwork?
I would like to paint Japan or North Korea, for different reasons. But if I could get a wall anywhere, it would be a big flat beauty in the heart of Amsterdam.
Do you have any exhibitions or upcoming art festivals?
Once things warm up I will of course be on the road painting walls wherever I am asked to! And with the homies in my graffiti crew Multi Syndicate (MSC). I have some projects I can’t talk about yet planned for the USA as well. But I have a solo show I mentioned earlier at Glave Kocen gallery in Richmond, VA in November of this year that I will spend all year planning for!