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TEJN sculptures. Street art & contemporary art. TEJN welds scrap iron, found in urban areas, creating objects within a figurative sphere, expressing a narrative deadopen for interpretation. Links to different TEJN related articles, blogs, homepages...
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10 Recycled Art Sculptures

10 Recycled Art Sculptures | TEJN | Scoop.it

"Native in Berlin" (detail) by TEJN


The green movement is taking root all over the world, and from that movement has come some astonishing recycled art! Whether on the street or in a museum, these sculptures are unique in their beauty...

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Byvandring på randen af historien

Byvandring på randen af historien | TEJN | Scoop.it
Hvem kender historien bag disse små skulpturer der er lænket fast rundt omkring – og som synes at kommentere kvarterets voldelige historie?
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Finding Peace with Sculpting Street Artist TEJN - Brooklyn Street Art

Finding Peace with Sculpting Street Artist TEJN - Brooklyn Street Art | TEJN | Scoop.it

...Tejn just released a fresh batch of lock on sculptures. Made from salvaged iron found in the streets, welded into sculptures, and returned as art chained to public railings. The three pieces I have spotted so far, all speak of peace, and they seem almost tailored for the locations. Like the gun in the meat grinder, attached to a pole by the troubled People’s Park.”“The attention to detail is extraordinary. Look at the tiny hands on the man carefully winding up the peace sign! I find it impossible to pass a Tejn, and not feel instantly better.

TEJN (photo © Sandra Hoj)

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Remember the 17th of December | Magasinrepo

Remember the 17th of December | Magasinrepo | TEJN | Scoop.it

Den sjuttonde december 2010 blev sista gången den tunisiska regeringsmakten konfiskerade gatuförsäljaren Muhammed Bouazizis grönsaksvagn. Klockan halv tolv på förmiddagen tog tjugosexåringen en tändare och satte eld på sin bensinindränkta kropp i protest mot en odemokratisk statsapparats övergrepp.

 

Muhammed Bouazizis aktion satte igång ett folkligt uppror och arabvärldens autokratiska regeringar sattes i gungning. Idag är det tre år sedan den arabiska våren startade och upproret pågår fortfarande...

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Picture above: Civilian takes over an armored, personnel carrier, by the use of a slingshot. Political street art by TEJN.

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Fill In the Blanks |

Fill In the Blanks  | | TEJN | Scoop.it

...For Fill in the blanks TEJN has created a whole new body of work showcasing his newly adopted abstract aesthetics. Combining the figurative with the abstract he has set out on yet another challenging journey within his own artistic universe. Balancing the two contrasting expressions up against each other within his recognizable style of modelling. Sculpturing the world around him TEJN is now entering another chapter...

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Gadehjertejulekalenderen | Tejn

Gadehjertejulekalenderen | Tejn | TEJN | Scoop.it

Foran Franks hus, nær digterens boulevard

Hvor folk fra alle lande kommer i stimer

Grib om kuglen, den er rød og ikke sart

Hiv til! – og et ønske om fred du kimer

En Lock On skal du finde, som kan holde til regn

Peace out, peace in, svejset af Tejn.

 

Lad klokkespil være morgenens bedste beatstart

Husk at ringe til din mor og medbringe din sweetheart

Forkæl ham eller hende med et overtræk på dit treatcart

Kryds overgangen mod pladsen, så er du feetsmart.

Tag et billede, send det ind til Streetheart

Så er pligten gjort og du kan slå en retreat-fart.

Husk at lovgivning generelt kun er vejledende

Det er så sandt som at julen er øl- og stegfedende...

 

Tejn Bell Ringer and interactive "peace bell", in front of town hall.

 

In danish...

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Tejn (kunstner) - Wikipedia, den frie encyklopædi

Tejn (født 1976) er en dansk billedkunstner, hvis nærmere identitet er ukendt.[1]

Tejn begyndte sit kunstneriske arbejde som gadekunstner i 2008[2] og er siden, uden at have forladt sit oprindelige element, også rykket ind på gallerierne.[3] Tejn har blandt andet udstillet i Lunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus,[4], på kunstmessen Art Herning[5], til kunstmekkaet Galore[6]og på KØS, Museet for Kunst i Det Offentlige Rum.[7]

Tejns jernskulpturer skabes af metalskrot, som han svejser sammen i figurative sfærer, der udtrykker narrative fortolkningsmuligheder.[8] Hans værker er ofte politiske eller filosoferende unikaprodukter, [9] placeret på steder hvor de kommunikerer i samspil med lokalområdet,[10] som for eksempel hans billede af Christiansborg, sat op foran regeringsbygningen, med et "K3´er" stencileret henover, arbejderen der konstaterer, at "Det er de rige der har alle pengene", Guleroden der er flygtning fra grønthandleren, eller hans serie af meget forskellige "pæredanskere" på Nørrebro, som sætter fokus på, hvad det er at være dansk.[11] Mest kendt er Tejn for sit varemærke: "Lock On´s",[12][13] som er skulpturer, der typisk er svejset i jern og monteret i gadebilledet,[14][15]ofte med en gammel cykellås.[16] Blandt disse kan nævnes hans hilsen til Det Arabiske Forår, hvor slangebøssebevæbnede aktivister stopper en bemandet kampvogn.[17] Udover skulpturerne arbejder Tejn med installationskunst, grafik, stencil, frihåndstegning og paste up i gaderummet,[18] illustrationer,[19] og konceptkunst.[4][20]

The artist Tejn in danish wikipedia

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At the exhibition you will experience TEJN’s welded and narrative iron sculptures who's raw and unpolished nature puts on a defensive attitude...

At the exhibition you will experience TEJN’s welded and narrative iron sculptures who's raw and unpolished nature puts on a defensive attitude... | TEJN | Scoop.it
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Snapshots fra Art Herning - KUNSTEN.NU

Snapshots fra Art Herning - KUNSTEN.NU | TEJN | Scoop.it

Nok er gallerierne på Art Herning konkurrenter, men det skulle ikke ødelægge den gode stemning på årets messe. Her værk af TEJN hos Lunchmoney Gallery

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TEJN / Art Herning 2013 / Kunstmesse / Kunsten Nu / Danish Art Fair

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Absence of a leader « Café Morgenrot - Prenzlauer Berg

Absence of a leader « Café Morgenrot - Prenzlauer Berg | TEJN | Scoop.it

Army tank attacked by civilian armed with a slingshot. TEJN 2012

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Street Art on Lock Down : TEJN - Brooklyn Street Art

Street Art on Lock Down : TEJN - Brooklyn Street Art | TEJN | Scoop.it

Danish Street Artist Tejns new genre: “Lock On”, a practice of chaining welded sculptures to the street with a bicycle lock.

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Tejn in Brooklyn Street Art - BSA

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TEJN, Rom & Cigarbar, Roskilde Festival 2015

TEJN, Rom & Cigarbar, Roskilde Festival 2015 | TEJN | Scoop.it

...Mest kendt er TEJN for sit varemærke: “Lock On´s”, som er narrative skulpturer, svejset i jern og monteret i gadebilledet. Blandt disse kan nævnes figuren som, lænket med håndjern, rækker ud efter friheden i form af en boltsaks, kvinden ved havnemolen som, spejdende ud over havet, har ladt en hvalfangerharpun med et anker...

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Berlin Street Art - TEJN

Berlin Street Art - TEJN | TEJN | Scoop.it

A selection of some of the best Street Art Berlin has to offer.

Danish Street Artist TEJN creates sculptures from salvaged Iron found on the streets.  A number of pieces from his ‘Locked On’ project have popped up around Berlin including this huge character, which seems to me like it may be a Norse god, a larger version of a previous sculpture on Kastanianallee.

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The struggle for freedom continues.

Picture above: Street art sculpture by TEJN. Handcuffed character reaching for freedom symbolized in a bolt cutter, chained just/almost out of reach.

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TEJN - Wikimedia Commons - the free media repository

TEJN - Wikimedia Commons - the free media repository | TEJN | Scoop.it

Tejn is a pseudonymous Danish artist who began his artistic work as a street artist in 2008, mounting site specific iron sculptures within a figurative sphere, to urban furniture, using rusty chains and old bike locks...

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WM Commons database of pictures free of use, displaying works by Tejn.

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Tre gallerier – tre udstillinger...

Tre gallerier – tre udstillinger... | TEJN | Scoop.it

...I det rå gallerirum kan du lige nu opleve udstillingen Fill in the blanks af den unge danske kunstner TEJN, der arbejder med skulptur som sit primære medie. Værkerne er klassisk TEJN, lavet i jern og med et mere eller mindre genkendeligt figurativt udtryk. Skulpturen er vokset med denne udstilling, og flere af dem virker mere abstrakte, nærmest surrealistiske og det kan være svært at spejle den menneskelige form heri. Som udstillingens titel appellerer til, skal du selv udfylde de tomme huller i udstillingen...

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Tejn - Collection of articles

Tejn - Collection of articles | TEJN | Scoop.it
TEJN sculptures. Street art & gallery art. Tejn welds scrap iron, found in urban areas, creating objects within a figurative sphere, expressing a narrative deadopen for interpretation. Links to different Tejn related articles, blogs, homepages...
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Refractive Distance: Lock-Ons by TEJN

Refractive Distance: Lock-Ons by TEJN | TEJN | Scoop.it

Not only the position, but also the scale and the color of these impelling acting presences escalate the dramaturgical effect, revealing and combating the contradictions that characterize contemporary lifestyles and our cankerous system of values. What is considered ‘waste’, both in terms of material as well as practice, and why?...

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Tejn (STREET ART)

Tejn Lock On street sculptures on Classic Copenhagen and the Brooklyn Street Art Blog. ATTENTION ALL AUTHORITIES: My pictures may not be used for prosecuting street artists, graffiti artists or other creative individuals in any way.

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Link to Sandra Højs photos of Tejns Lock On street sculptures.

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Rusty love - Lock On´s by TEJN

Rusty love - Lock On´s by TEJN | TEJN | Scoop.it

TEJN has graced Copenhagen with another heavenly batch of rusty, recycled scrap iron lock on's...

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TEJN | Lunchmoney Gallery

TEJN | Lunchmoney Gallery | TEJN | Scoop.it

Raw iron works compellingly well for Danish artist TEJN. His sculptures are made from recycled iron, which he roughly welds together creating objects within a figurative sphere. The sculptures appear powerful and unpolished. To the trained eye TEJNs work may refer to the grand Danish sculptor Robert Jacobsen, who was celebrated for working with raw iron in the ‘50s and ‘60s. TEJN wants to bring the iron media to a new and contemporary stage of artwork.

TEJN finds metal scrap for his sculptures and uses some of it in its original form. The rest is created into figurative objects that express a narrative deadopen for interpretation.

 

“When making my sculptures I try to see people as they are, and not only the trained version of how they want to be,” says TEJN in connection to explaining his drive for the figurative.

 

The underlying honest self that comes forward when people lose their facades inspires the artist. He appreciates how the loss of self-control develops a new transparent world, which he builds into his works.

 

Exhibitions:

2014

Represented at Art Herning '14 with Lunchmoney Gallery

Fill in the blanks, Solo exhibition, Lunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus...

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Big gun lock on

Big gun lock on | TEJN | Scoop.it

"My Ancestors Went Hunting in These Woods" - Stencil and welded iron, chained to endangered tree. 

Political street work by TEJN.

 

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Save The Bunker Forest - 2012

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