The Writers
Meet

ASA’s team consists of people who have a special place in their heart for street art. With all a different background, they write articles from different perspectives but always with the approach to learn you more about street art and this beautiful art form.

Jarno

Founder / Author

This is Jarno. At a young age Jarno started doing graffiti in and around Amsterdam, where he was born. He always wanted to bring more colors to the streets and share his love for this art form. From his passion and believe in street art, Amsterdam Street Art established in 2010. With success.
Besides being ASA’s Art Director, Jarno is still working as an (street) artist and always busy with sharing new street art on our social media. With all his traveling he sees a lot of new work. This in combination with his opinion about almost everything makes Jarno the perfect guy to write articles about new murals and interview both well-known names in the street art scene as upcoming artists. He believes the combination between both makes ASA the strong platform it is.

Lars

Author

Meet Lars, a born and bred Amsterdammer. He notices every detail on the street and has his own opinion about how things should be designed. With his background in graphic design, photography and street art he created an eye for detail, sometimes even noticing mistakes in designs. As ASA’s Creative Director, he doesn’t write articles often but when he does, you’re sure it’ll go viral. Lars isn’t afraid to share his opinion about current events he doesn’t agree with. Keep checking his writings if you’re in the mood for some rebellion.

Fact about Lars: onions make him aggressive and he hates incorrect use of the Amsterdam Andreas crosses. He notices it all the time.

Camee

Author

Camee was born between art. Growing up in a house full of art, she has always been surrounded by artful objects. Even though being surrounded by art during her younger years, it was only during her fashion studies Camee found out the only thing she really wanted to do, is to work with art. Following all art related school subjects, her passion grow and Camee discovered her talent to translate her thoughts about art on paper and thereby convince readers to have a second look at art. Camee always had a preference for unique, one of a kind pieces that people don’t naturally understand. Via her writings, Camee shows people how to look and appreciate art and therefore bridges the gap between artists, the stories behind their artworks and those who are interested and want to learn more about street art. Camee is a great match with Amsterdam Street Art as she exactly knows how to explain art and learn people to appreciate art more.

Facts about Camee: Camee is extremely curious and after reading her introduction, she realized her passion definitely is art. The text made that very clear as it contains the word art a lot. She must know how much the word art was used, thanks to her curiosity. And thought it was just not often enough as art should always come in dozen. Art makes 20.

Lewis

Author

www.nogreywalls.org

Lewis Duncan is a Scottish street art photographer and blogger based in Barcelona who goes by the name of No grey walls. The name is an obvious one, less grey, more colour on the streets. He understands that sometimes artists paint with grey and make him look stupid when he shares the pictures on Instagram! His Instagram followers are quick to point this out also 🙂

Lewis has been interested in street art for as long as he can remember but in his younger days felt like he was getting in the way of passers by when stopping to take photos on busy streets. Living in the north of Scotland did not help either with a non-existent scene other than a few writers in his home town. All that changed 3 years ago when he moved to Barcelona and found he could not move for street art and graffiti. It was at this point that Lewis decided to truly dedicate himself to the street art scene and document everything from huge murals to legal walls to the tiniest of stickers. Now he is happy to get in people’s way all day every day to get the shot he wants!

As much as Lewis loves to travel across a city to see the latest mural from a big name artist his biggest inspiration is finding street art/graffiti in those random, hard to find places. Heading out of the city to an abandoned building or stumbling across a river bed full of amazing art is what really drives him. Hunting down those pieces he sees on artists Instagram feeds gives him a real rush and leaves him feeling like he’s completed a challenge of sorts. Because of this, Lewis always knows what’s happening in the street art scene. Festivals, new mural projects, interesting artists to interview. On our website Lewis shows you new murals, tells you the story behind a festival or project and invites artists to tell more about themselves.

In the future Lewis would like to commission his own street art projects, be them legal walls, jams or larger mural projects. He’s also always willing to show people around or give out hints and tips to any street are lovers who are visiting Barcelona

You can check out his photos and rambles on his social media channels:

Ard

Author

Ard Doko was born in the high north of the Netherlands. Growing up he escaped daily life by making installations on the streets of Den Helder. His love for art was born, and besides making art, he started sucking up all the information he could find about graffiti and street art. Ard has huge knowledge about art movements and how they relate to street art. He knows the history of how graffiti and later street art originated, which makes his articles and interviews in-depth and informative. Because all the information that he has taken, he can therefore substantiate his opinion well, sometimes making you think or feel different than you expected.

 

Facts about Ard: he must always order an even number of fast food items before he pays and once played Justin Biebers piano in Dubai (and washed his hand immediately after someone told him).

Andres

Author

www.strawberrystreets.com

Andrés was born in Guadalajara, México. The social and cultural background he was raised in made him develop a fascination for art and urbanism. Everywhere he looks, he sees art coexisting with the city.

While studying his bachelor’s degree in marketing, Andrés went through an existential crisis. He couldn’t think of a way to be ethical in his profession and decided to change his path into the street art world. “I’ve always fought for social equity and I truly believe that through street art, graffiti and muralism, people from different economic backgrounds can understand each other.”

Once Andrés graduated from the University in Guadalajara, he moved to Madrid and started his journey in the street art world. He had the opportunity to travel around and learn from different ways urban art in general is being executed in cities of Latin America, Europe and Africa. What he can say from all his trips is that street art is the voice of the people and it challenges the status quo.

After six months in Madrid, he founded his collective called Strawberry Streets which main goal is to promote a stronger bond between Latin America and Europe through street art. “Society is going through difficult times. We need to come together more than ever. If walls are being built to separate us, we will paint these walls and create a better world for us and for future generations.”

Inspiration for his articles comes naturally. Andres loves to write about his experiences when traveling, the street art he stumbles upon and his interpretation of what kind of relationship each culture has with street art and how they interact with it. Here at ASA he writes about the street art he sees and all the cities he visits, whilst he doesn’t mind giving a critical note every now and then.  

Andrés is currently based in Rotterdam, finding his way and always looking for people to collaborate with. On a mid-term, he wants to bring Mexican artists to paint in The Netherlands and take Dutch artists to paint in Mexico. “Let’s change the World, one Street at a time!”

Baptiste

Author

www.lepiceriefinehk.com

Frenchman Baptiste grew up in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Returning back to France to study at a business school, he discovered street art and found his passion. Getting bored of France and missing the always lively Hong Kong, he decided to return to work as an art consultant. But he wanted more. January 2016 he took the excited step to open his own gallery: L’Epicerie Fine HK. With his successful gallery, Baptiste organizes exhibitions, wall paintings, projects and art shows and he advises companies and individuals about street art. Baptiste has great knowledge of the Asian street art market, knows what’s on and will write about anything Asian street art related. In particular interviews with Asian artists who deserve their spotlights in Europe as well.

Claudia

Author

CC ArtLover

Claudia is a born Amsterdammer, with roots in Napoli, Italy. Growing up in the south of Amsterdam, she witnessed the upcoming street art culture in her neighborhood. On the garage door opposite her house the names Shoe, Jezis and Zap started appearing over and over, followed by larger works on the walls of the neighborhood’s beautiful homes. From a very young age she has been fascinated by art and especially the people who created the magic. This interest in art, fueled by museum lessons in primary school, holidays filled with Italian culture and tags on the street, never went away. After graduating from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam she went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Art History from VU University, Amsterdam. She currently works as a teacher in Art History and Visual Education in secondary education. During a visit to New York in 2007 she started capturing her first street art with a photo camera, going on to intensify her street art photography in the age of the phone camera. Her pictures of street art the world over are showcased on her instagram profile @ccartlover. Recently, Claudia started working as a freelance writer on contemporary art and street art.

Tim

Author

www.streetartantwerp.com

Tim is a big friendly giant and played basketball for 20 years, he’s father of 2 kids and during his daytime job he’s a maintenance coordinator at a chemical plant in the port of Antwerp, nothing really special;-)

It gets exciting when he’s off the job, all his free time goes to street art. Starting as a diehard street art hunter he documented over 300 artworks in and around Antwerp and tries to visit other cities as much as he can. He’s the driving force behind www.streetartantwerp.com, and since 2016 he organizes street art tours during the weekends.

It doesn’t stop there as he facilitated 30+ new walls in Antwerp by getting permissions, scoring budgets to pay for lifts and materials. He’s also the co-organizes the Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival.

Next to his local work he’s also the co-founder of the international Street Art Cities network, where he runs the community and the socials and is in contact with 300+ hunters from all over the world, so if anything happens in the worldwide street art community he knows about it fast.

Check out their web interface or download the free Street Art Cities app.

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