After short speeches by festival organizers and benefactors, as well as the town’s mayor, the 2015 NuArt exhibition officially opened Saturday night at Tou Scene in Stavanger, Norway. The various tunnels of the sprawling arts complex of Tou Scene, a former brewery, provided the perfect venue for Nuart’s roster of artists to show off their creativity, style and imagination beyond what they are able to do on the streets. Together, the artists transformed the space with installations, murals, and photo and video projection to create […]
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One of the highlights of this year’s NuArt Festival is the completion of what is billed as the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, just outside of Stavanger. Created by French artists Ella & Pitr along with a crew of some 30 volunteers, the 21,000 square meter mural was completed before the festival officially started. Painted on a rooftop of the Block Berge Bygg building, this project was the first in a three-year relationship between the festival and the company. It was slated to take two […]
As part of the 2015 NuArt Festival, Canadian painter Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) created the inaugural mural for The Aftenblad Wall in Stavanger, Norway. Festival 2015. The wall is a partnership between NuArt and the Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper, and will provide selected Norwegian and international artists with a prominent public space on which to display their art. For the first rendition of the wall—and Chevrier’s first ever outdoor mural—Chevrier created a work entitled “La Cage Pres du Ciel (The Cage Close to the Sky),” which consists of […]
In what was without a doubt one of the most unique works of “street art” AM has ever experienced, Dutch conceptual public artist Harmen de Hoop contributed to the NuArt Festival a performance piece, entitled Permanent Education. The performance held on the streets of Stavanger consisted of a site specific lecture by Jan Uboe, professor of statistics and mathematics with the Norwegian School of Economics, on the theory behind stock option pricing. The complex topic was chosen because of its relevance to the recent global financial […]
After highlighting a mural from Deih for the UpNorth Festival in the small village of Sulitjelma in Northern Norway, we now have a recap of the entire event for you. The festival was curated and organized by anonymous Norwegian artist Stein together with Trond Solstad and also featured the work of Borondo (seen above), Sabek, M-City, DotDotDot, StayOne and Stein. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
AM has arrived in Stavanger on Norway’s western coast to experience firsthand the city’s annual celebration of street art that is the NuArt Festival. Despite the jet-lag, we hit the streets to get a first look at some of the murals that have already been completed and others that are still in process. It didn’t take long to find some amazing street pieces. Close by the hotel (and actually on the hotel), we located two by Norway’s own Martin Whatson, each combining detailed black and […]
Getting a jump on the 2015 NuArt Festival (which official starts on September 5th), Norway’s own DOLK recently hit the streets of Stavanger to put up some fresh street pieces with a new abstract expressionist style. These works are apparently the beginning of a global series of 100 that take a radical departure from DOLK’s usual style. AM will be on-site for NuArt starting September 2nd, so stay tuned for lots more… Discuss this year’s NuArt Festival here.
AM is excited to announce the first details of the 2015 NuArt Festival, one of the world’s leading celebration of street art. The festival will take place the first weekend of September (9.5 – 9.6) in Stavanger, Norway, which is located on the country’s west coast; the exhibition associated with the festival will run the following week (9.6 – 9.11). This year is NuArts’ 15th anniversary, and in celebration of this important milestone, the organizers have put together an amazing program of public murals, installations and […]
Currently at Reed Projects Gallery, a show entitled Smoking Guns and Feathers from Steven Spazuk is on display, highlighting his unique technique of “fumage.” The Canada-based artist was also on hand on opening night to show delighted fans his skills in person with the flame of a candle, creating imagery with marks of smoke and soot. Referenced in the title is his theme of environmental awareness and the effect of humans on our Earth’s ecosystem as well as a nod towards his way of mark-making. Discuss Spazuk here.
On April 10th, Carl Cashman will be adding another country and gallery to the list of his solo shows. Gallerie GEO in Bergen, Norway will be showing his latest body of work titled Good Things Come, To Those That Paint. This is the first time, that the artist from Devon will be presenting his geometric-based op art. For this exhibition, he produced a whole new series of works which reuse some of his signature elements and shapes, as well as creating some new ones. True to strict geo shapes and forms, using basic […]