Spring 2017 in Scotland “Street art is in the spotlight”
On 14, 15 and 16 of April, Nuart Festival will be hosting their first edition outside Norway. Coming to Aberdeen, for the first time, the Street Art festival will see British and international street artists bring a splash of colour to this Scottish city also known as the ‘Granite City’ for its many enduring grey-stone buildings.
Developed in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council, Nuart Aberdeen will provide a platform for local,
national and international artists to showcase their work through a series of site-specific murals. Nuart Aberdeen festival will also be supplemented by several interesting events (film screening, walking tours, workshops and temporary exhibitions)
The Nuart Festival is one of world’s most important contemporary street and urban art festivals, held annually in Stavanger, Norway. The artist “casting” for the Aberdeen edition is ambitious ! Nuart Aberdeen has already announced street artists from Britain, but also from Italy, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Australia, Poland, Spain, Belgium …
I can already tell you Herakut, Fintan Magee, Alice Pasquini, Jaune, Julien de Casabianca, Robert Montgomery, Add Fuel, Nipper, M-City, Isaac Cordal, Martin Whatson will be in Aberdeen.
For those of you who do not know them yet, here’s a short presentation of Nuart Aberdeen 2017 artists
Herakut is a German duo. Jasmin is known as Hera and Falk is known as Akut. Herakut is a unique street art style characterised by poetry and melancholy.
Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist. He travels the world painting large murals. Born in Lismore New South Wales he grew up in Brisbane and is now based in Sydney.
Alice Pasquini is a female artist based in Rome: painting, illustration, installations and animation are her main tools to create poetical and hopeful artworks.
Jaune is a stencil artist from Brussels. His garbagemen are recognizable, funny, intriguing and they give much thought to these hard workers in general.
Julien de Casabianca is a visual artist, movie maker from France and Corsica. His work is always related to the street. Previously he was a writer and also a journalist.
Robert Montgomery is a Scottish-born, London based sculptor and poet, known for his site-specific installations created from light.
Add Fuel is an accomplished graphic designer and illustrator. Add Fuel (Diogo Machado) has been building a solid reputation as a visual and graphic artist in recent years.
Martin Whatson, born in 1984, is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. His artwork combines Art and Graphic Design in a unique way, characterized by grey monochromatic images done with stencils and decorated with colorful graffitis.
Nipper is a Bergen-based artist whose work focuses on social ideals of sharing, creativity and citizen-led communication in public.
M-City, Mariusz Waras born in the late 70s in Gdynia. A graphic artist, outdoor painter, traveller and amateur architect.
Isaac Cordal is a Spanish Artist born in 1975. He is a master of miniature figures and lets you reflect on the world in which we now live.
For more informations about Nuart Festival in Aberdeen follow the link below
All photos by courtesy of the artists