2020 saw a huge boom in the street art scene in Helsingborg. Walk around in Söder and there’s hardly a direction where you wouldn’t find creativity spilling on to the streets and walls. Here are some of the new pieces that you can find in Helsingborg, created as part of ArtStreetHbg.
Rotblöta, H.O.N. (Sweden)
Hilma Nordéns (H.O.N) depicts Swedish primeval forests (old-growth forests) in this piece which you can find on Carl Krooks Gata 17. Who guards these forests? Who walks the paths in the evenings? This motif is inspired by stumps, mud, dark waters found in these forests.
Location: Carl Krooks Gata 17
Magic Portals, Julia Rio (Sweden)
Enter a parallel universe where nature, magic and movement meet each other. Check out this video by ArtStreetHbg.
Location - Furutorpsgatan 29
Stronger than you think, Karin Söderquist (Sweden)
Karin Söderquist's work is a tribute to all who dare to be themselves, break norms and live as they wish, even if the world tells them to be different.
Location: Bryggaregatan 34
This work of the Danish artist Jonas Molbæk represents a young hand on two older hands, symbolizing generations and the passage of time. Here's a video by ArtStreetHbg of the artist in action.
Location: Bryggaregatan 40
Southsiders, Etile1 (Sweden)
Located right next to the student accommodation at Furutorpsgatan 49, this is an interesting abstract piece of work, where different cultures and people meet and interpret it, exactly how they want to. How would you interpret this? Check out the artist's other work with lettering on the links below.
Location: Furutorpsgatan 49
Artist links: Instagram
Phantasmagoria, Max Persson (Sweden)
Isn't it awesome to see garage doors being transformed throughout Söder? Here's another one by artist Max Persson who as per ArtStreetHbg, started from a simple idea of a vehicle: two wheels and a body.
Location: Nedre Nytorgsgatan 13
Artist link: Instagram
Shattering, Leon Keer (Netherlands)
Through his artwork, Leon depicted a parallel between the fragility of the cups and our Earth, with each cup presenting a different scenario. The work also comes to life through Augmented Reality (AR) by Joost Spek. Look closely and you will notice that the cups are painted like the classic Rörstand cups. You can view this experience by downloading Leon's apps here on iOS or Google Play.
Location: Södergatan 11 D
Johanna Bussqvist (Sweden)
Johanna Bussqvist chose to start from a photo taken only a few meters from the garage door's location. The photo was taken approximately 100 years ago when there was a large brewery on the site. Her idea was to anchor the place with its history through visual storytelling. The image has been processed in Photoshop and painted on the gate using a projector and metal paint.
Location: Bryggaregatan 7
Artist link: Instagram
Carla 00: 00,02, Dourone (Belgium)
Carla 00: 00.02 was the last mural of this year's ArtStreetHbg programme. In this work. Dourone, an artist duo in Brussells, used 44 panels which were painted in their studio, sent to Helsingborg and assembled in the location by the duo themselves in October 2020. The work portrays an 11 year old Carla who lives in Belgium and has Slovenian and Luxembourgian origins. Each Pixel was painted by hand fragmenting the work into 44 parts.
Information from Art Street Hbg and artist pages. Interested in more Street art in Helsingborg? Check out these links:
10 Places To Find Amazing Street Art In Helsingborg (Features murals and walls done pre-2020)