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Releases: Nuart Festival 2016 Box Set

In collaboration with Nuart Gallery (former Reed Projects), Nuart Festival has released an exclusive series of signed limited edition prints to support this year’s event. The box set consists of a total of 14 prints measuring 12” (30 x 30cm), one from each of this year’s participating artists. Each box set consists of 6 gicleé and 8 hand-pulled screen prints, giving a chance for collectors to own part of Nuart history while helping to fund the festival. Since this year’s iteration celebrates the 500th Anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, first published in 1516, […]
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Streets: Nuart 2016 Murals (Part I)

Always aiming to push the boundaries of street art or post-street art (as they re-defined the works this year), Nuart Festival 2016 produced a series of original and inspiring works around the city of Stavanger. From large-size murals to tiny interventions, we’re bringing you photos of some of the new public pieces created this year. Unlike other festivals, Nuart’s idea isn’t just creating the biggest and brightest murals possible. In the past 16 years, they’ve shown support to mural artists, but also, they also encouraged them to get […]
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Nuart ’16 / Openings: “Post-Street Art” @ Tou Scene

After days of preparation, the central event of each year’s Nuart Festival was held on Saturday, the 10th of September. On view was a group show by participating artists titled Post-Street Art was in the tunnels of Tou Scene. Like in the past, the space of the former brewery was divided between the artists, some sharing the rooms with collaborative installations and some showing works by themselves. Including contributions by 10 artists, most of the pieces were created exclusively for this event and won’t be exhibited anywhere […]
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Streets: Nuart 2016 (Part II)

With only one day left for artists to finish their works for this year’s Nuart Festival, a lot murals and smaller pieces are getting completed as we’re writing this. Here’s another quick overview of what’s been happening on the streets of Stavanger in the last two days since our last update. German artist Evol created a series of stenciled buildings on electricity boxes (seen above) around the very center of the town. American-Spanish Axel Void wrapped up his large mural painted on a local kindergarten and is currently […]
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Streets: Nuart 2016 (Part I)

While AM is getting ready for trip to Norway for Nuart 2016, we just received couple of work in progress photos by festival photographers Brian Tallman, John Rodger and Calum Lasham. Giving us a taste of what is currently happening on the streets of Stavanger, these shots are just a teaser of what this year’s edition will produce in the Norwegian oil capital. Australian artist Fintan Magee is working on a massive piece on some local silos, right next to his Norwegian colleague Henrik Uldalen who is painting his second ever outdoor mural. Axel […]
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Upcoming: Nuart 2016 (Part II)

After announcing the 1st part of this year’s lineup for Nuart in Stavanger, Norway (here), we’re happy to introduce you to the remaining participating artists that were just revealed by the organizers. As previously mentioned, AM will once again be there to report from the 8th – 10th of September, and we’re very excited to see all these artist in action around town as well as inside Tou Scene chambers. Jeff Gillette is yet another unusual name to see on a street festival lineup, and it will be interesting to see […]
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Upcoming: Nuart 2016 (Part I)

One of the world’s oldest street art festivals and the one that paved the way for other similar events around the globe, Nuart in Stavanger, Norway, recently started announcing the lineup for their 2016 edition. With half of the roster being publicly revealed, and AM being there to report from the 8th – 10th of September, we’re excited to share with you the artists that will be creating new exclusive work around Norway’s oil capital and inside the legendary Tou Scene. Marking two important anniversaries that relate to street […]
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Art Focus: Parasite

Parasite’s series of Black Things paintings utilize found & existing paintings and prints as a canvas where traditional works are over-painted with brutal new geometries. The original context of the source paintings are changed and subverted with distorted volumes and masses of ‘anti-image’ to create a new vocabulary. Portions of the original image are retained by the Poland-based artist as he plays with our sense of perception – depth and dimension present a renewed allegory that emphasizes unfamiliar details within the framing of the existing image. Equally, his outdoor […]
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Previews: 100Taur & Hisham Echafaki – “Lusus Naturae” (London)

French artists 100TAUR and Hisham Echafaki (featured) are opening their debut exhibition Lusus Naturae in London on the 14th of October. The latin terminology utilized as the show title refers to creatures that can not be classified, or are labelled ‘freaks of nature.’ Curated by Butterfly Art News, the showing explores notions of anthropomorphism, human fascination with oddities or monstrosities, and our fragile relationship with the natural world through a series of paintings, drawings, and three dimensional works. Inspired by mythology and sacred art, 100TAUR illustrates hybrid animals […]
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Je Suis Charlie

With the world’s attention on Paris after the tragic events that unfolded today, artists around the world have shown their solidarity with the French people by doing what they do best – making art. Inspired by the phrase “Je Suis Charlie” or “I Am Charlie,” creatives like Hanksy above have shown their support for freedom of expression with “cartoons” of their own. Take a look at a small sampling below…                               […]
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