There is something uniquely Danish about the way the streets in Karcocha, in Denmark’s capital, are marked with stencils, markers and markers for street art.
These markers and stenciled markers are the only thing that can be done in KarCOCHA, a place where street art is a way of life, and where there are no rules about how it is done.
The street art in KarCocha is so strong, says artist Mikkel Berghardt, that there are people who work for a living who only paint what is on the ground.
“I have friends who do this all day long,” he says.
“It is quite hard.
I would like to paint it as a sign of friendship.”
Berghardts work consists of creating an abstract image using stencil and marker, and then adding another layer of color, then creating a series of stencil images that look like the original image.
Berghards works are done on a canvas that is painted to the ground, sometimes on the edge of the sidewalk.
“You can’t paint a building,” he explains.
“The street doesn’t have a paintbrush, it is not a paint store.
The only thing you can do is paint what you see.”
He paints on the streets with a palette, which he carries with him.
He also keeps a stencil marker on a wall that looks like a piece of chalk, and he paints on other surfaces, but those are mostly stencil paintings that are easy to erase.
Berghards work is also done in the dark.
“I don’t want to put too much light on the work because I think it might get messy,” he tells Newsweek.
“And it is really difficult, because it takes time to paint.”
Berggardt says he is inspired by the German street art movement of the 1950s and ’60s, which encouraged people to create abstract works in order to protest against social injustices.
“But it wasn’t really an art movement, it was a way to create art and also a way for people to express themselves,” he said.
Berggards work can be a source of conflict for some people, because the works look like something that could be found in a museum, and the street art can have a negative impact on the people who are working on the artwork.
“People say, ‘You’re doing a horrible job and we’re not happy,'” he says, but he adds that “sometimes it’s just more important to see the work and not to have that negative feeling.”
Berthardts family moved to Denmark in 2002, and his parents left their native Germany for Denmark.
“When I was young, there were very strict laws in Germany, so it was very difficult for me to be able to go out,” he recalls.
“They don’t allow us to do anything like that.”
Berhards father, Bjørn, who is also the artist’s grandfather, was an architect, and Bergharts mother, Kristin, who was a painter, taught art at the local school.
The young Berghands were drawn to the work of local artists.
“We like to think that this is a good idea, that this kind of street art should be happening here,” Berghs says.
He and his mother decided to open their own art studio, and they painted murals and street art throughout the city.
“It was quite easy to be a street artist,” he told Newsweek.
The street was very much like a studio, he says: It was very clear that they were doing it for themselves.
Berggardts father, who had worked as a street painter in the Netherlands, moved to Copenhagen and found work painting on the street.
“After my father left the Netherlands I was really sad, I felt that I was lost,” he remembers.
“My first thought was, ‘I can’t be a father.
I can’t do this anymore.'”
Berghs mother also had to leave her home in Germany to find work.
“We were quite isolated.
I could never go out, I could only go to school.
I felt very lonely,” he recalled.
“So, I did something about it.
I left everything behind, I had a new life, I bought a car, and I took a job as a paint artist.”
Bernds father, the only member of the family to survive the war, started his own studio, which became known as the “Berghart.”
In the beginning, he painted on the sidewalk in front of his studio.
“Sometimes I do paintings on the side of the road,” he explained.
“In Denmark, there are very few street artists.
You can find it only in the major cities.”
But there was a problem.
“You can paint anywhere in KarBokch,” he added.
“There are lots of places you can paint.”
He says that he used stencil markers, not