Easter Weekend marked the official opening of the inaugural Nuart Aberdeen event. After successfully beautifying the streets of Stavanger in Norway for over 15 years now, the organizers partnered with Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council in order to bring their vision to the streets of Granite City.
The 1st edition of the event produced a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions, temporary exhibitions, as well as hosted film screenings, artist presentations, panel debates and workshops. We’re bringing you an overview of some of the most exciting works produced, starting with this striking new piece by Add Fuel. By combining the patterns used on local tiles, Portuguese artist created this peculiar mural perfectly fitting the surrounding with his color and format choice. Herakut created one of their signature collaborative pieces that mixes Hera’s expressive illustrative style with Akut’s calligraphy and photo realistic details, and Hera later created couple of smaller interventions around the large piece. Fintan Magee spent long days working on the biggest piece of the event, commenting on the ongoing trend of wall building around the globe.
Close to him Robert Montgomery created one of his large format poems based on Malevich’s modernism ideas, and not far from there M-city stenciled a large double piece depicting two oil tankers in midst of a surreal disaster. The festival also included artists that work in smaller scale, so Jaune spent his time in Aberdeen stenciling his locally adapted garbage men on the hidden spots around the city, while Isaac Cordal placed over 20 of his recognizable figures as well as created a large wall installation. The other participating artists were Martin Whatson, Alice Pasquini, Nipper and Julien de Casabianca, all of which left their signature mark in the Granite City during this successful event.
Check out the photographs by Ian Cox, Brian Tallman and Sasha Bogojev after the jump, and stay tuned for more street art news coming from every corner of the globe.