Artist Johan Karlgren Is Spreading His Brilliant Pixel Art Through The Streets Of Sweden
By definition, the term ‘vandalism’ refers to an act involving intentional destruction of public or private properties. Of course, this crime also includes graffiti or painting on someone else’s walls without the owner’s permission. But over the course of time, street art gradually separates itself from the illicit act of vandalism. While notorious vandals deliberately destroy some properties, street artists are exactly doing the opposite. Instead, contemporary street artists are beautifying the city streets, turning the gloomy environment into a vibrant setting. For creative street artists, everything in their surroundings can serve as a canvas to help them showcase their artistic skills. We’ve seen a lot of impressive street arts before. But this stunning pixel art is a cut above the rest.
Swedish artist Johan Karlgren is a conceptual street artist known for his 8-bit styled pixel art creations. He creates figures from Perler beads and installs them all over the streets of Sweden. Most of his stunning pixel art creations are inspired by pop culture figures such as cartoons, video games, old movies, and more. His clever integration of his artworks into the environment is what makes his creations phenomenal. Every passerby can’t help but stop and stare at his humorous pixel art creations that perfectly blend with the surrounding.
In April 2014, the artist decided to share his unique pixel artworks on Instagram. And he has gained more than 115k followers since then. If you want bring these pixel arts into your home, you can buy them from the artist’s online shop Pappas Parlor. Or you can check his Instagram page to see his latest pixel art installations along the streets of Sweden. We’ve picked out some of the most stunning and funniest examples of his pixel art creations. Ninja turtles peeking from a manhole, Genie coming out from an empty bottle, Ace Ventura emerging from a horse’s butt, these pixel artworks would surely fascinate both your eyes and your funny bones.
Johan Karlgren uses Perler beads to create pixel art figures and installs them to the outside environment where they perfectly blend in