Artists

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Stencil Land

Stencil Land first began cutting stencils for advertising in 1997. In 2003 he became inspired to use the technique for art and expression and has continued on this path ever since.

As an artist who uses stencil as his primary medium, Stencil Land does more than simply appropriate images for his own use. He creates original concepts through the manipulation of images, which often subvert the associations we have with them. Stencil Land often plays with national icons; Michelangelo’s David can be seen throughout the city clutching a kettle and sipping from a mate, whilst life-size gauchos rest against the city walls, strumming electric guitars.

Stencil Land’s pieces are striking both in terms of their content, and in their level of complexity and detail. His creations can be appreciated on a number of levels. Whilst he often creates artwork inspired by a specific theme or historical event, his pieces are always open to creative interpretation.

Having begun creating stencils measuring just a few square centimetres in size, Stencil Land now prefers to create imposing pieces up to three metres tall. His works can be seen in various galleries and museum exhibitions, though he reminds viewers that the essence of street art is always best experienced in its natural context.