Throughout the eighties Rens Tol, aka graffiti artist Artic, was well known amongst the Amsterdam and North Holland graffiti community. His life as an artist changed in 1997 when he was diagnosed with MS. Although he can no longer hold the can, Rens is still painting streets.
This past weekend, Rens and his team produced a mural in the foyer of Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. To do this, Rens first generated his vision via computer. Restricted to his chair during production, he used a lazer to direct his team toward his vision. Starting with one dot and then two, his team filled in the lines and eventually every detail of the piece, listening to Rens' exact instructions throughout the entire process.
This Thursday Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam will open their doors to the public, displaying the mural alongside other completed work .
Rens Tol Opening Night
Date: Thursday 1 December 2011
Time: 6:00PM – 9:30PM
Address: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, Herengracht 258
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