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. […]

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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