Hugo Kaagman is one of the pioneers in the international Street-Art scene and a true master in stencil art. Since 1978, he develops an own iconic picture language, often in his classic “Delft Blue” with motives ranging from Dutch tradition to Punk Rock and politics.
Dark Rye published a short documentary about Hugo, his work and life as an artist. Must watch, after the jump!
“You know how when you’re watching the news and your mind screams, “I can’t believe this is the world! We’ve got to do something! We’ve got to do it now!” Well, if you’re Hugo Kaagman, you don’t just sit around and wait. You do something. You take to the streets with spray paint in hand. Since his first stencil in 1978, Kaagman has knocked down the walls of the traditional art museum and made the city his canvas. Not art as something pretty to look at and sigh. But art as a way to live, to play your own game, and inspire others to make something out of all this rampant nothing.”