Kitsune Jolene (Jolien De Waele, 1992*) is an upcoming street artist, based in Ghent, Belgium. After her studies in Visual Art & Architecture and an extended period as voluntary assistant to a few artists in the world of street art, she decided to pick up the spray can at the end of 2017. Today you can find her reaching from Belgium all the way to Portugal and Dubai. Usually painting portraits of women, animals, fauna and flora infused with subtle nods to various cultures and myths. On the side she works as a social media manager, and participates in working with a handful of street art minded organizations in the Benelux.
• Tour Elentrik, Treepack, Bredene
• Mural for Loures Arte Publica, Street Art Festival, Portugal
• Collaboration with Dead Artist Society for T-shirt line designs, Antwerp
• Mural 'The Morrigan' for Vagevuur, Lokeren
• Multiple Murals for Emirati Coffee Roastery, Dubai
• Tour Elentrik, Treepack, Brasschaat
• Street Art WKND, The Truth Is On The Street, Art Gallery De Wael 15, Antwerp
What is a Kitsune?
The story behind the name is basically the following: After a long search for an alias - because my real name is unpronounceable for most - I decided to google deep dive into the origins of my favourite Pokémon 'Ninetales', who turns out to be based on the Japanese myth of Kitsune. They are spirit foxes who can turn thousands of years old, but after the first 100 they can shape shift into -typically- young women. They're known to be mischievous, playful, not necessarily good nor bad but most try to do what's right.