Berlin Dispatch: Dave The Chimp and His Human Beans

Dave the Chimp is not really a chimp. And he’s not really Berlinian. Like all good comedians, he’s channeling exasperation into something more palatable: Humor. 

Dave The Chimp. Berlin, February 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A loveable and able debater, his carrot colored human bean is often discovered strolling through the streets and alleys of Berlin. A natural, easy and happy jaunt, his character is quick with an affable lecture, mini tirade, or bright insight. Of course, its open to your interpretation

Dave The Chimp. Berlin, February 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Contrarian enough to not want to be called a Street Artist, the UK born Mr. Chimp takes his initial inspirations from his 1980s-90s skateboard culture immersion and he’s parlayed his illustrative style into work with fanzines, comics, brands, and art curation.  An omnivore for the experiences of life, he’d love you to unplug from your electronic devices and plug into to your city, and relish the world around you.

This week in Berlin we keep seeing Dave’s human beans popping in the neighborhood of Kreuzberg, so we collected a few to share them with you.

Dave The Chimp. (The Pemex tag is probably a side-bust, not a collab. Could be the Mexican graff writer of Mexican petroleum brand, hard to say) Berlin, February 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dave The Chimp may be endorsing the Kurdish-Syriac People’s Protection Units – Or somebody could have connected his bean with the YPG star symbol, which appears on many wall around the city. Berlin, February 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)