Artist STAY ONE
Stay One (b. Norway) is a Norwegian graffiti artist who works under a pseudonym. StayOne has been active as a graffiti artist since the mid-1990s and is well known in the environment both here in Norway and abroad. He made his breakthrough during Rock The Spot in Kristiansand in 2002 and in 2008 one of his works was accepted at the Autumn Exhibition. Since then, he has participated in a number of group exhibitions and graffiti-related art projects. He has several times participated in the Xplosif Festival in Stavanger, XRay in Oslo, Street Art in Kristiansand, and RooftopLegends in New York. He has also performed decorating assignments for Tønsberg Municipality, Hafjell Alpinsenter, Miniøya and Bridgeport Artsfest in the USA.
For the past 15 years, he has received recognition for his "Spraycations", where he travels around the world and stays in one place for a long time and makes his mark visually. The last 4 years have been dedicated to Norway, where he travels from south to north, with the name, OFT TOUR. StayOne has brought local heroes and international legends with his tour. Cities such as Mandal, Kristiansand, Lillesand, Tønsberg, Drammen, Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim, Sandnes, Stavanger, Mosjøen, Bodø, Sulitjelma, Tromsø, Alta and Honningsvåg have all been visited by the OFT Tour.
StayOne himself has been painting graffiti since the mid-1990s and he was one of several writers who together did the group project "Collaborism" at the Autumn Exhibition in Oslo in 2008. Since then he has participated in a number of exhibitions and art projects, both in Norway and abroad. He is in great demand when it comes to holding workshops at music and art festivals in Norway, and has sprayed annually at festivals since 2002. New York, Stockholm, Sydney, Melbourne, Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Sicily and Paris have all been reviewed, but New York is the favourite. A city with tons of energy, inspiration, history, charm and humor, according to the artist.
He mainly has three graffiti crews: Clean Or Dirty (COD), Guys On Tour (GTP) and KingsDestroy (KD).