Kunstrasen (b. 1979)

German born, London based 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.

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: the long time hobby of stencilism became his profession.