SITE-SPECIFIC STREET ART
Cosimo 'Cheone' Caiffa (Italian)
Kommunale Ungdomsskole, Rasmus Knudsens Vej 52,
Cheone’s artwall is a tribute to how beautiful is being together and making room for others. The world-renowned artist collaborated with young local artists: they worked side by side with sketches where young people expressed their strengths attitudes to identity, freedom and climate. The minimalist style of the artwork on the wall thus testifies a complex process that Cheone has expressed in a figurative and urban imagery. In the end, a single person with a dreamy expression had been chosen and represented, to make room for passers-by themselves to associate and dream. All the butterflies, the flowers and the bird show the young people's commitment to nature and their thoughts about it.
Andreas Welin (Danish)
Tunnel Painting between Vapnagården and Nøjsomhed, underneath Kongevejen
Andreas Welin is a street artist originally from Sønderborg, now living in Copenhagen. His style is influenced by his classical training at Tegneskole KBH.
The work made in Elsinore is a series of portraits, portraying the local people Andreas met during his stay in the town. Most of the muses resides in Nøjsomhed, but some are people from other places who are using the tunnel on a daily basis.
The intention of the artwork is to show the multiculturalism of the area.
TUNNEL ART 5
"Nu skal Holger Danske Vågne"
Mia-Nelle Drøschler (Danish)
Tunnel Painting between Rønnebær alle and Borgm. P. Christensens vej
Mia-Nelle Drøschler is a contemporary artist who is experimenting and expanding ideas based upon existentialism. For the mural Drøschler has painted the Danish legend Holger Danske about which is written that he will awaken when the Danes need him. He is now awake as Drøschler believes that it is about time to reach out for help from all the legends and heroes we can think of. The world is no longer the same. But we are all one, and we need to stand shoulder to shoulder to go through the world’s rapid transformation. Holger Danske can bring us together. Drøschler grew up in the nearby area Vapnagård. By bringing her own story into this mural with portraits of the locals and scenes from Elsinore, Drøschler brings together a subjective and collective way of thinking in the work of art
TUNNEL ART 4
Michael Wisniewski (Danish)
Tunnel Painting between Rytterbakken and the school by Rønnebær Allé, Vapnagaard
The two tunnels are to be seen as a single connected piece of work on which Wisniewsky has worked in a free style. The expression is naturalistic and full of details from natur, linked by means of the image of the dandelion, which grows all over the world and therefore is seen to unite all the people on the planet. This site-specific piece of work is rooted in the sense of nature that surrounds it and the grey tunnel has been transformed into a vigorous sanctuary. The painting was created and celebrated in connection with the 50th anniversary of vapnagaard.
UNDER THE ROOF
Rustam Qbic (Russian)
Mural Painting, Abildgaardsvej 2
The mural painting was created for the northwest part of the city and is based on the artist’s impression of the area. In an illustrative narrative and poetic style, Qbic’s work is painted in a manner that makes nature and human beings melt into one another. The mural depicts a young man in a field of sunflowers which have become a house that holds a book over his head. In this way, Qbic tries to integrate the love that the locals feel for nature with his own, personal roots and story. The artist sees knowledge and reflection as essential in a world where we, as human beings, have to contribute in making the world a better place for people and animals.
TUNNEL OF TIME
The Tunnel painting is to be found at Blishøj, Vapnagaard
Liqen’s first tunnel art piece is a site-specific work for Vapnagaard and was inspired by the character of the area which has both raw concrete structures and natural land nearby. In Tunnel of Time the artist has produced a strange concoction from plants and animals, plus a humanoid form which, influenced by the strange rhythm of a star, has changed into a subdued creature and a mechanical wheel. ”Evolution happens in silence and over a long period of time. Space and time are diluted in this world with its waves of present time living in an atypical past with a trace of the future”, the artist claims.
TUNNEL ART 3
Aaron Li-Hill (Canadien)
Tunnel painting is located by the Ponydalen, Vapnagaard
World famous artist Aaron Li-Hill transformed the history of Vapnagaard into an occasion for black and white storytelling in paint, poetically effecting a transformation of local nature and society. In the painting, the artist describes the area and the time before agriculture and urbanisation. He evokes how the wild animals in the vast woods were driven to extinction both by the hunting king and by the changes brought by farmers, builders and people from all over the world seeking refugee and dreaming of a life in peace. With his storytelling through painting, Aaron Li-Hill initiated a dialogue with local residents. He fuses the place, with all its diversities and changes, into art.
SVINGELPORT AND SIMON SPIES
Adry del Rocío (Mexican)
og Ruben Poncia (Dutch)
The mural painting, located in the Simon Spies Plads
Andry del Rocio is a street artist who specialises in 3D imagery. Together with Ruben Poncia, she has transformed a building into a magical narration of the history of the space. The mural depicts Simon Spies (a charismatic Danish man, well known for bringing package tours on to the Danish market in the 70s) as an old man, welcoming viewers into a strange mixture of Elsinore’s historical Common
Custom Market and the present flea market.
The idea for this site-specific piece of work was born in Elsinore when Andry met Susanne Bøgelund from Skibsklarerergaarden Museum to talk about the history of the space. Ruben paint Simon Spies dispatches a plane and a beautiful swan makes references to the fairy tale The Ugly Duckling by Hans.
ON THE TRAIL OF HAMLET
The artworks can be found in Helsingør's Old Town
The city of Helsingør is where Shakespeare chose to stage Hamlet's history and today Kronborg reminds us of the tragedy. On the artists' murals on some of the walls in Helsingør's Old Town, tragedy unfolds in front of the audience as they wander around their own time - like a bridge between time and place.
THE USE OF PUBLIC SPACE
Hands of Elsinore (Danish)
The sculptures are to be found at the Simon Spies Plads, Elsinore
The three bronze sculptures have been created in a very whimsical manner by an anonymous artist hoping to inspire people who visit the pleasant outdoor city space of Elsinore. Using the cushion as a symbol, the artist urges passers-by to sit down and contemplate life, or simply have a bite to eat, spend time with friends or meet new and inspiring people.
LIFE IN ORESUND
Mural painting by Jernbanegade and Andebakken, Elsinore
Oresund is a very special habitat because the sea bed has remained almost completely untouched. This is primarily due to a near-total restriction of fishing with trawlers since 1932, resulting in a rich environment with perfect conditions for fish and benthic. The particular character of Oresund has been an inspiration for Erica end Bastardilla.
With brushes and paint-rollers attached to long sticks, they have painted their own interpretation of life below the surface of the water. In their own painterly, poetic way they mix myths and realism with hopes for a positive future. During the course of their preparation the artists collaborated with the museums and the Oresund Aquarium. All the types of fish and plant life depicted in the mural painting are local.
THE SEABASS FROM ORESUND
Yodogawa Technique: Hideaki Shibata-Kazuya Matsunaga- Yuragi Wakiya
The enormous fish that was sent on a journey round the Oeresunds region was originally created in Elsinore by a group of Japanese artists called ‘Yodogawa Technique’. The group focuses on making art that addresses environmental issues, global changes and especially plastic and micro-plastic in the oceans. In the summer of 2014, Yodogawa Technique and a group of volunteers built the huge fish out of waste. If you look carefully, you will see spare parts from cars, jerry cans, garden furniture, a ski, the base of a Christmas tree, together with a lot of old plastic toys – some even fitted with sound. As Hideaki Shibata and Kazuya Matsunaga from Yodogawa Technique explained: ”We make art out of objects that people no longer want. When viewers look at the waste, they might also think of the story it tells”.
DREAMS IN VAPNAGAARD
Ken Hermann (Danish)
The installation is to be found by Hovmarken 7, Vapnagaard
The art installation Dreams from Vapnagaard revolves around a number of warm-hearted portraits of ordinary Danish citizens in tenement buildings. The installation makes it possible to zoom in on individuals and see how they live and what surrounds them in their lives. All the objects that create these open environments have been carefully collected and saved. Each object reflects the resident’s place of origin, what they like to do, what they think and what they dream of. The installation consists of ten different photographs depicting ten different homes, enabling viewers to understand the inhabitants’ family relationships and where they come from. One might wonder, for instance, why has someone hung a map of the world on the wall?