Dolk

Dolk (meaning dagger in Norwegian) (Dolk Lundgren) is the pseudonym of Norway's most  recognized stencil artist, Andreas Hamran Færø. His motives are often pop-cultural references put  into a humoristic or critical context. Dolk's works can be seen on walls in cities such as Bergen,  Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Lisbon, Stockholm, London, Prague and Melbourne. Since  2006, Dolk has stepped into galleries where he has had several exhibitions.  

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 Dolks 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, where the art covers the walls in the  exercise yard. 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. 

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