“Carnival Is Canceled” by Case Maclaim at Aalborg, Denmark

“Carnival Is Canceled” by international renowned artist Case Maclaim was made in collaboration with Kirk Gallery as part of their “Out In The Open” Project last 2020. The mural portrays a woman in a clown costume and a partly completed clowns mask. She thought she was going to the carnival.

As Case Maclaim put it, “A carnival is something special because it is an event where all are equal. It is the only time of the year where everybody gets to be the same – rich or poor, CEO or student, man or women, since everybody is dressed out to be something different”

Aalborg was the first city Samira and me have traveled to after the first German shutdown. The cities famous and traditional carnival had been canceled and the travel ban was lifted the day prior to our arrival. We pretty much kept traveling while working ever since, for most parts by car. There is no one I’d rather be together 24/7. It’s Samira’s birthday today, so I feel extra grateful for her. To know her, means to love her! My forever most favorite, beautiful face to paint

A German urban artist native to Frankfurt, Andres Von Chrzanowski (a.k.a. CASE or CASE Maclaim) is a graffiti painter who relies on his highly developed talent to create pieces that combine brilliant photorealism with a strong note of surrealism. This artist primarily uses spray paint as this street art technique enables him to get the most out of his visuals and achieve the level of perfection his incredibly life-like graffiti possess.

One of Andres Von Chrzanowski’s most common pictorial motifs are the overlaying hands that symbolize unity and power. It should also be noted that CASE is a founding member of the renown East- Germany Maclaim Crew, a group that has been the urban expression’s photorealism pioneer for over two decades now.

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