KAOS & BATES
1 aug – 14 aug 2013
Gallery Konstart proudly present an exhibition with two of the leading graffiti artists in Scandinavia, KAOS (Swe) and BATES (Den).
A collaboration with Wall of Fames 2013 (Art of the Streets) arranged yearly by Riksteatern in Stockholm,Sweden.
Read more here about the tour they arrange this year: http://movement.riksteatern.se/blog/779
Welcome to the vernissage 5-9pm Thursday 1st of August 2013 at gallery Konstart, Hökens gata 11, T-stn Slussen in Stockholm.
After the vernissage we will continue the party just next doors at Södra Bar.
“Dansa Arslet Av DeJ Till Snickars Records”. DJ Mika Snickars – funk, soul, breaks, afro, disco…..!
Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/484195694988355
We will also exhibit some of KAOS & BATES art during the club night.
Exhibition will be open 2 weeks, 1-14 aug 2013.
Mon – Fri 12-7pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sunday – only by appointment
Art unions & press can book private views.
Contact Jessica Mihai, +46 8 6431344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Born 1971 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bates began writing graffiti in his early teens and despite his tender age soon became one of the most prolific artists within Copenhagen’s budding hip-hop scene of the mid 1980-ties. Already in 1989 he was considered among the leading elite of European graffiti artists – including names such as Loomit from Germany, Mode 2 and Bando from Paris, Delta and Shoe from Amsterdam.
With the internationalization of the European graffiti of the early 1990-ties the rumor of Bates stylistic elegance spread even further and he soon became of the most sought after artists for the big venues around the continent and overseas. He has been invited to paint in more than 30 countries, on all five continents. In 1998 he was the second artist to be featured in On the Run’s biographical series on international graffiti writers.
In his graffiti art Bates combines a traditionalist New York feeling for style – with an emphasis on a logic flow of letters, dynamic and swinging rhythms of bars and arrows – with a European sense of technique, of sharp lines, with a graphic verve and an near flawless can control.
KAOS belong to the first group of Swedish graffiti artists who has been a part of the scene since the graffiti culture came to Sweden in the mid-80s. With nearly 30 years experience as an active graffiti artists his style has throughout the years inspired to new forms of expression in the graffiti world.
KAOS has had regular shows in galleries, art fairs and graffiti festivals. He also undertake custom orders, such as murals for companies.
In 2012, he was named the year’s graffiti artists at Kingszise gala in Stockholm.
His art has also been recognized in the books “1207” (2007) on the Stockholm graffiti world and “Kaos – Vandals In Motion” (2012) about Sweden and Europe’s graffiti artists.