Kunstrasen (German, b. 1979) is a stencil artist who derives his name from the German term for astroturf. In addition to a sly bit of wordplay, kunst=art, and rasen=speeding in German, his chosen moniker is relevant to lots of questions in the art world today, relating to issues of authenticity, mimicry, and mass production.
Kunstrasen’s artwork makes comments that question everyone’s relationship to art, especially within urban and street art genres and is also referring to society in general and our role in it. Growing up in the countryside in the southwest of Germany the desire for something else grew faster than Kunstrasen did. After finishing school Kunstrasen moved to Canada and university in the UK followed. Studies and work in design did let grow the urge for something else again so the long-time hobby of stencilism became a profession.