In this eighteenth episode of the RUNNERS series we follow graffiti writer Quearound in Stockholm and Paris. In 2002 Que ( WUFC ) started making graffiti canvases in it’s rawest form. He wanted to keep the authenticity of the train pice, and came up with the original idea of putting a canvas on the train befor painting it, and when finished painting he kept the canvas. Between 2002 – 2019 Que has made more then 20 canvases.
RUNNERS As a graffiti train writer you are always happy if you don’t have to run away from your unfinished piece. If your able to catch your piece running the day after so you can get your traffic photos during rush hour you’re even more happy. Our video series called RUNNERS is focused on graffiti on trains and for each episode we will feature actions and traffic videos from a selected writer or team of writers.
To express themselves artistically in public spaces and at the same time not asking for permission, many consider to be the most important aspect of graffiti. If graffiti is not illegal, then it is no longer graffiti. Therefore it is no wonder that the role of graffiti as exhibition art is debated. Some argue that bringing in graffiti to the galleries encourages criminal activity, while others argue that the graffiti loses its rebellious value when it lands on a canvas. Que started painting in the early 90s and with his crew WUFC, painted thousands of walls and trains worldwide. In 2002 he had an idea, he wanted to create graffiti related art in its rawest form. During eight missions he packed, apart from spray cans and nozzles, canvases and taped them up on seven different trains and a subway station. Some of the works have previously been shown in the book Writers United (2005) and now continues the journey at HL Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.
Opening on Friday, October 2 at 18.00-21:00. The exhibition runs until 26th October 2015 More info: http://www.HLgallery.se