Only few days before the official beginning of Nuart 2016, the team behind one of the leading street art festivals introduced their brand new Art City program. Sofia and the Mountain by NIMI was recently painted in light of Region Stavanger’s new mandate to further promote art and culture. This is the first artwork to be produced under Nuart’s self-financed initiative Art City program. Aiming to produce work outside of the festival period, it connects with the region’s Smart City programs to develop as an international ‘hub’ and destination for street art culture all year around.

The piece depicts the artist’s daughter, Sofia, and the famous Rogaland landmark – Preikestolen rock. With this work, the Bergen-based architect and street artist wanted to express his pride and love for his kids, as well as his trust in all children as the force of good. On this mural, he collaborated with local artist RH74, experimenting with a variety of techniques, mediums and creative processes.