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👑 April 27: KINGS SPRAY festival Amsterdam Live painting: @bladekingofgraf @instazedz @graphicsurgery @malakkai & many more. Check link in bio! 👑
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19k Followers
2k Following
👑 April 27: KINGS SPRAY festival Amsterdam Live painting: @bladekingofgraf @instazedz @graphicsurgery @malakkai & many more. Check link in bio! 👑
The most colorful container-installation at Kings Spray 2019 will probably be the one by the Mexican artist Cix Murge (@cixmugre). Cix began painting graffiti in the 1990s. He is now spreading his pop-psychedelic style all around the globe, relying on the bright and vibrant color palette that is typical of Mexican art. In his imagery, which is fueled by his background in graffiti, the mysticism of Mexico mixes with the pre-Hispanic symbols. Painting next to him: the Dutch duo Pipsqueak Was Here!!! (@pipsqueakwashere) with their multicolored stencils that are -at the same time- playful and meaningful. Come and watch them live painting on Saturday 27th at the NDSM-shipyard in Amsterdam Noord. #KingsSpray #KingsSpray2019 #koningsdag #koningsdag2019 #koningsdagamsterdam #ndsmvrijhaven
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Over decades of pushing and pulling the borders of graffiti, Dutch old-school writer ZEDZ (@instazedz) developed a characteristic abstract style, through which letters became symbols and the typography layer disappeared in the background. At Kings Spray 2019, the abstract theme will be further developed by the Dutch duo Graphic Surgery (@graphicsurgery), whose monochromatic shapes highlight collision of analogue and digital technology. Come and see them live painting at NDSM-shipyard in Amsterdam Noord on King’s Day! #KingsSpray #KingsSpray2019 #koningsdag #koningsdag2019 #koningsdagamsterdam #ndsmvrijhaven
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One of the container-installations of Kings Spray 2019 will host European graffiti Kings such as the old-school Jake One (NL), who has been active since the 1980s, the international graffiti crew Love Letters (NL, IT, FR, DE), represented at #Kin#Kin#KingsSpray2019 by Chas, Nash, Puak, Nilko, Dater and Reser, and the Queen of graffiti Mick La Rock (NL, @micklarock01). Mick began hitting the streets in the 1980s, when there were very few female graffiti artists around. She had an international career as visual artist, alongside curating many exhibitions and projects related with street art and graffiti. Come and see them painting on April 27th at NDSM-shipyard in the North of Amsterdam. #KingsSpray #KingsSpray2019 #koningsdag #koningsdag2019 #koningsdagamsterdam #ndsmvrijhaven
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"It was an afternoon around 5 o'clock. The time when the goats stood in the mondi, looking up at the sun and realizing it was time to go home. Catiri and Keito are two little Indian brothers of 12 and 13 years old. They were playing on a mountain near Bushiribana when they suddenly heard a cannon roar. Curious to where it came from, they ran towards the sea” This is the incipit of the Aruban folklore story that we shared with a master of visual storytelling: Rasmus Balstrøm (DK, @balstroem), a graffiti artist well known for his vivid style, realistic characters and murals that convey a strong energy unfolding from the wall to the viewers. Come and see how he is going to develop such a visionary theme on April 27th at NDSM! #KingsSpray #KingsSpray2019 #koningsdag #koningsdag2019 #koningsdagamsterdam #ndsmvrijhaven
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On King’s Day, we are honored to host in Amsterdam the King: New York legend Blade (US, @bladekingofgraf) who, in just one decade, hit more than 5000 trains, thus earning the title of ‘King of Graffiti’. Blade is one of the forefathers of the graffiti movement, which he definitely contributed to shape. He began painting trains back in the 1970s in New York City. He is credited with developing several classic graffiti styles, such as overlapping 3D letters and Blockbusters. His personal style, which mixes characters, lettering and abstract forms, has inspired generations of graffiti writers. Blade will paint the container-installation dedicated to New York graffiti alongside his long-time friends SOY (CH) and DOM1 (UK). Blade has been mainly painting for exhibitions since 1984, which makes his presence at the festival extra special! Come and meet him on April 27th at the NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam. #KingsSpray #KingsSpray2019 #MeetTheKings #ndsmvrijhaven #koningsdag #koningsdagamsterdam #koningsdag2019
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While finalizing the lineup of Kings Spray 2019, we would like to take a moment to announce the first theme of this year. Spanish street artist Malakkai (ES, @malakkai) will team up with the graffiti duo Karski & Beyond (NL, @karskiandbeyond) to paint a tribute to a mutual friend, a graffiti king who sadly passed away last year: the Spanish artist Treze (@acidcollapse). Malakkai’s soft style recalling watercolors will mix with the vivid color combination of the realistic murals by the Dutch duo. Come and witness these amazing artists painting a tribute to Treze right in front of your eyes on April 27th at @ndsm. #KingsSpray #KingsSpray2019 #MeetTheKings #ndsmvrijhaven #koningsdag #koningsdagamsterdam #koningsdag2019
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L'outsider (@loutsider2000) - untitled (2019) for @palmafestival
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Vile (@vile_graffiti) - untitled (2019)
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