Street Art by DOLK

Dolk Street Art

DOLK Street Art | Dolk was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1979 and started with stencil art in 2003. Dolk has education from mechanic courses in Bergen, and has studied graphic design in Melbourne. Dolk claims he was inspired by the British street artist Banksy to start with stencil art. Dolk started with stencil art in Bergen in 2003, where several of his works still are visible on walls in the city. He soon started travelling the world, and in London people have mistaken Dolk’s works for being art by Banksy. Dolk has made stencil art in many cities. After a while Dolk wanted to take his art into more legal forms and he has since 2006 participated in exhibitions and art festivals all over the world. In 2008 Dolk and Pøbel created the project “Ghetto Spedalsk” in Lofoten, northern Norway. The goal was to move the urban art form into no man’s land by painting 20 stencils on abandoned houses. In 2010 Dolk made three works of art for the opening of Halden prison, the art covers the walls in the exercise yard. Daily Mail called the prison “the world’s poshest prison, with plus £1m Banksy-style art”. In 2010 Dolk and Pøbel were paid by the Norwegian state to put their art up at the main railway stations in Oslo and Trondheim. In 2011 Dolk held his first separate exhibition in Oslo at the OSL Contemporary gallery where he sold out all 9 canvases for £12500 each. In 2011 Dolk was one of several street artists that got to decorate the walls at the Norwegian School of Economics as part of the project “…………CAPITALISM?”and many more like in Oslo. Dolk sells his works through the Bergen-based website handmadeposters.com, and in 2011, 250 copies of the print “Mushroom Girl” were sold out in 40 minutes. In 2012 he sold the prints “TOY” and “Winner” for over £110000 in less than two minutes. (wikipedia)

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