Graffiti artist EGS takes part in 2023’s edition of Løkka-Lykke. He will create a painting and give an artist talk in conjunction with a film screening.
Each June, Løkka-Lykke gatekunsfest brings together artists from different backgrounds and disciplines to make work on the streets of Grünerløkka. Beyond the streets, the festival is a meeting place to promote and discuss non-institutional approaches to art in public space, and to inspire a shared sense of ownership over the visual realm in public space.
EGS (b. 1974) is the most internationally recognized Finnish graffiti artist. His career started in Helsinki during the late 80’s when he was part of the country’s first graffiti wave. A self-proclaimed graffiti anthropologist, he has been pivotal in the historical documentation and dissemination of the movement. Over the past 35 years he has traveled to five continents and painted in over 50 countries, spurred by an intense desire to explore both the formal and folkloric truths of graffiti, and to uncover its deeply social and material foundations. EGS has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide as well as completed numerous public art commissions.
This Could Go On Forever: Film Screening and artist talk with EGS
This Could Go On Forever is a body of works by EGS, which tells of three-letter journeys in remote areas of Estonia, created with different materials.
Each screening has a capacity of up to 18 people. Reserve a seat via Løkka-lykke’s registration form (recommended).
When: Film screening 20.6. 6PM, 6:30PM and 7PM & Artist talk 7:30-8:30PM
Where: Revier, Kongens gate 5, Oslo, Norway
Løkka-lykke is free for the public, and the art produced is accessible to all. Read more about the program and film screening on the Løkka-lykke web page.
The participation of EGS is supported by the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute (FINNO).