I didn’t expect to find street art in Bergen but I did.
I didn’t find many artworks because I didn’t stay long but enough to be curious and have a look on Internet.
I found out that the 2 penguins were from the street artist Argus but I couldn’t find any information about him.
But most of all, I discovered that one of the well known street artist is from Bergen!
Dolk Lundgren, or simply Dolk, is the pseudonym for Norway’s most recognized street artist.
We don’t know too much about him, except that he was born in 1979, studied graphic design in Melbourne and started with stencil art in 2003.
He claims that he was inspired by the most famous of all the street artists, the British Banksy. And his early works presented similarities in style with Banksy; it was even speculated that Dolk was an outlet for Banksy less challenging and more fun works.
Even if both are influenced by pop-cultural references and like to put them into a humoristic or critical context, Dolk has since established himself as a master of the stencil in his own right.
Dolk’s works can be seen at walls in cities like Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Lisbon, Prague and Melbourne.
Bergen is a city that encourage street art. With around 25 street artists working today, there is a great chance to spot stencils or graffitis.
So don’t forget to open your eyes as art can be everywhere!