Carl KENZ

Fascinated by graffiti, its colours and shapes, Carl KENZ's artistic career began, and since then he has been trying to bring his utopia to the walls and canvases of this world to make them more beautiful and a little more colourful. His humorous surrealist paintings often imply a social criticism that makes each of us think. In June 2020 Carl KENZ created a Community Wall at Bülowstrasse 97, near the URBAN NATION museum. […]

Biography / Carl KENZ

Fascinated by graffiti, its colours and shapes, Carl KENZ’s artistic career began, and since then he has been trying to bring his utopia to the walls and canvases of this world to make them more beautiful and a little more colourful. His humorous surrealist paintings often imply a social criticism that makes each of us think. In June 2020 Carl KENZ created a Community Wall at Bülowstrasse 97, near the URBAN NATION museum.

In his works, Carl KENZ creates utopian places and thus constructs heterotopias aimed against the disciplinary and control society. He takes up parts of contemporary culture, questions them or reverses them into the opposite direction, thereby reflecting socio-cultural and political issues that affect us all.

His trademarks are tentacles. The graffiti artist shows new perspectives based on a frightening and disgusting creature. A closer look shows that the tentacle is a lovable being. This way not only ideals of beauty are questioned but also prejudices are refuted. It shows the game of existence and appearances, reality and imagination, simulation and its antonym.

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COMMUNITY WALL BY CARL KENZ
At the end of June Carl KENZ was in town and left behind a new Community Wall at Bülowstrasse 97, close to the URBAN NATION museum. The result of this spontaneous collaboration is a new work of art entitled “Raised
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ONE WALL BY STOHEAD
With his largest mural to date, Berlin artist Stohead calls for reflection on social values. Stylistically, the latest ONE WALL by the URBAN NATION Museum ties in with various art historical influences, iconic typefaces and Stohead’s origins in style writing.
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Hybrid Sculptors „with or without you (in Berlin)“
There is a new exhibit in the URBAN NATION museum: The artist collective Hybrid Sculptors created an interactive video work called “with or without you (in Berlin)”, which gives visitors the opportunity to become part of their performance art.
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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and