Category Archives: Stavanger

Helge becomes 10x20m big in Stavanger

Attende, is one of the businesses of Stavanger that is good in including all kinds of people with all kinds of backrounds in the work place. One of their workers will now figure on a 10x20m wall at Kannik. According to the artist its Helge Røysland that has been the model of the painting. From 18th October he will become a motivation of many more when the artist Smug/Sam Bates is portaiting him at a 10x20m big wall. The Glasgow based artist works with Nuart in lifting awarness about an including work filosophy. «Valuable work for all», is the name of the project.

The artist is know for his realistic portraits of people, panting with free hand spray can. I visiting him sunday at work at the school of Kannik area in Stavanger. The famous weather in the city has caused some delays, but with todays sunny weather its a great chance that he finish before the opening wednesday at 12 o’clock. The mayor of Stavanger and Helge himself were at the opening and Nuart is writing on the event page that they hope to lift up the important work of business like Attende.

Here is a in the making video of todays visit:

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A lady in an empty shop in Stavanger

Im walking down town Stavanger this afternoon and passing a normally empty shop in Breigata. But now its full of art and its catching my eye as interesting. Im entering and in a corner, a woman sits with her computer. I see her, thinks that someone has to look after the place. I say hello! All over the place their is cloths and art. Its a pop up of art. The lady ask me if she can show me around. Since Im curious I say yes please. Its in this moment I see the signature of the art and understands that Im standing their with the owner of the signature, Pia Myrvold.

Ok, I know! She is not street art! But Pia Myrvold is so extravagant that its possible to write about her her at purposestreeart! Pia is from Stavanger and is so famous outside Norway. I have been visting her exposition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She has had her exposition in Berlin, Roma, Shanghai, New York, San Fransico etc. Her atelier is in Belleville, Paris close to the booming St. Martin in eastern Paris. Then you can understand how hilrious this story is!

And we talked for around 45 minutes. Shared our wiew of creativity, building multicultural society, combinding art forms to creat new ones and saved the world two three times. But hello Stavanger. In Breigata you have one of the countries greates artist, but not long. Saturday its over for this time and you have to visit some of the world biggest cities to see her art.

And she let me see her art with VR glasses. That was amazing walking into the art. I will not be surprised if the next international exposition from Pia will push limits within and with this new technology! And by the way never limited people out of your first impression…….

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Nafir- street art to the price of his life? 

When I talk with the iranian artist I see someone eager to build a good society. Not only in his city of Téhéran and in his beautiful Iran, but also the world. He is not afraid to critisize the western world and their responsibility in the syrian crises, and he continue to point out how his own society can developpe in a meaningful way!

Him self say that his around 500 piece of art in his capital are as soon as possible painted over or removed. With danger of his own life he continues to give the population a uncensored view on the daily life of the city.

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Nafir, iranian street art

In Stavanger, Norway there is at least one street art work by Nafir. Today I came over one of his work in an art shop in town! Its impressive knowing that 500 of his works back home has been painted over. The Tehran based artist is risking more than many other illigal artist, but is still continu to bless the world with his art. Wow!  Recently he has focused on the consequences of the Syrian war. That is PurposeStreetArt! 

Today I came over nr. 1 of limited serie of 4 works. In his facebook page he publish this before sending it out of Iran:

This work he painted for NuArt Stavanger:

Send me your street art 

A friend of my discouvered a street art in Dubai and sent it to me. That is honoured by a new menu “Dubai” and an invitation to you to send me your finding around he world. Feel free to use this adress

Dubai host works from some of the greatest street art artists. The dubai walls is one of the exciting project that you can find here. Their web site makes you get to know a broader part of their works. One of them is Etam Cru that also has one of his works in Stavanger. 

Here is what Hakon found: 

According to B-Change is this  The Golden Eagle by Qui Xinghua. 

Same web site gives you this street art walk while in Dubai: (just remembe rto send me your catches)

Stavanger Geo park

The city of Stavanger has opened a training area for street. The geo park is a play ground close to the fjord and oil museum in Stavanger. New talents can try out their ideas and train their akills of grafiti, tags and street art. Most of the works change montly, while some is so far protected by an inner justice of the street art undergrounds artists. Most wednesdays their is schooling going on if you like to learn the princips of strret art.

Here is what we found on a saturday in january:

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