Norway’s Nuart Festival officially kicked off today, gathering some of the best street artists from around the world to cover the walls of Stavanger in the west coast of Norway. The work started about a week ago and since many walls are currently being painted, whilst others are already finished. This is the case of “Klosser” a wonderful mural by Axel Void based on a portrait of a local kid. The mural shows the image of the boy holding a little house built out of wooden blocks or “Klosser”. The mural was painted on the sidewall of a building facing a “barnehage” (Kindergarten) where Axel Void is currently working on a short film.
“This mural is painted in the playground of the St Johannes Kindergarten. It depicts a boy holding a house he built out of small wooden sticks, creating an analogy with the house on which it is painted. This wall was thought out for the kids of the kindergarten. It is a reflection on what playing is and how this practice is carried through out our life in different ways. The word “Klosser” means “blocks” in Norwegian, referring to the toy bricks that children use to build. One of the kids in the kindergarten came up with this word.” – Axel Void
We look forward to see the results of this exciting new project. For now, let’s all just enjoy the beauty of this new mural. Stay tuned for more updates during the next days.
Images by FranCacirano and Nuart