The Helsinki mayor who got caught spraying graffiti
- Jul 14, 2023
The Guardian as of 14.07.2023 runs an article about the Finnish politician and ex-Minister for Cutlure Paavo Arhinmäki who was recently caught in Helsinki for painting graffit on a wall. He explains the context and discusses the prctice of graffit in the context of Finnish politics and the post-Cold War:
Paavo Arhinmäki mentions our artist EGS in the interview:
"For many of the kids who painted or tagged around Helsinki in the 1980s, it became a springboard into fine art or the creative sector. The graffiti artist EGS is now one of the most interesting artists working in Finland, with a solo show coming to Helsinki’s Didrichsen Art Museum next year. During the era of zero-tolerance policy, all those kids would have immediately got a criminal record."