Herr Nilsson

When we consider Disney, we usually don’t, as a general rule, picture firearm-clad princesses as criminals. In any case, for one Swedish street artist, who reinvented ordinary Disney characters as dark princesses, that is precisely what he sees.


Working Under the nom-de-plume Nilsson, after Pippi Longstocking’s pet monkey, the Stockholm based street artist started his masterful art by making spray paintings around Sweden. Nilsson is known to fuse Disney icons and imagery while pairing them up with current events, parody and general silliness that hints of a foreboding future. Of noteworthiness, Snow White is the first full-length cartoon-esque Disney film that catches the glorified image of purity while instilling viciousness through weaponry like firearms.

In spite of the fact that he has fused Disney kid’s shows into his street art some time recently, he thought of the idea to depict mainstream Disney characters like Snow White and Cinderella in a troubling light earlier in 2013.

The Dark Princesses are a remark on viciousness, however they are additionally a remark to what we look like upon, in a great light and a terrible one, on the planet. Everyone anticipates that a tall -ale princess will dependably look great and act well, complete with an airy voice and perfect mannerisms. In the event that Herr Nilsson was one of them, he would revolt after two or three days…and in his reality, the Disney Princesses do.

While street art is genuinely a regular sight in the Swedish capital, it’s not without discussion. Problems emerge constantly amongst street artists and the upholders of the law. Since Stockholm has a zero-tolerance arrangement toward spray painting and vandalism, artists are compelled to work around the rules, but unfortunately they should not anticipate that their work will remain up for over 24 hours. Many feel that the zero-tolerance approach toward graffiti is censorship.

In 2007, the zero-resistance arrangement was passed in city lobby, criminalizing all types of spray painting and wall paintings, and also introducing a “24 hour approach” for expelling spray painting. Those found doing any kind of spray painting or different types of vandalism face fines and conceivable detainment of up to one year. The approach likewise says that the city won’t connect with or approve exercises or occasions identified with spray painting in any capacity – including showing commercials for “Art of the Streets”.

Obviously, Herr Nilsson is a rebellious revolutionary on the most fundamental level, as is depicted through his craft. The latest of his expressions includes a Caravaggio-inspired painting depicting 1973’s Robin Hood fox characters in an exceptionally dim light. Another bit of craftsmanship shows three Ronald McDonald characters seemingly pelting innocent, unassuming runners and observers with cheeseburgers close to the Nalsta Outdoor Gym in Stockholm. In 2016, a controversial bit of Donald Trump indicated him getting kicked in the groin by Cat Woman, in conceivable reference to audio recordings that were played and rehashed repeatedly in the news media. How about we not overlook the artistic creation of Queen Elizabeth having a hot lip session with Snow White? A standout among the most disturbing imagery is a picture of Curious George (the toddler-like monkey) with the Yellow Hat that would have had a place with his owner, The Man with the Yellow Hat. The issue is, there’s a reasonably-sized, realistic bleeding hole in the cap, and Curious George is holding a firearm with a wide grin on his face.

One reason that he chose to get his craft in the city as street art is that he’s ready to arrange a scene in ‘this present reality’, and have his art interact with those cruising by, and also with the urban environment. He discovered that it’s difficult to do this in an exhibition hall, since the gathering of people is usually already anticipating what they will find there from so-and-so artist. With street art, they are generally astounded and surprised. A few people snicker at the craftsmanship, some vandalize the workmanship, and some share pictures or composed words with respect to what they saw by means of online networking.