Nuart is an international contemporary street and urban art festival that’s been held annually in Stavanger, Norway since 2001. It is widely considered the world’s leading celebration of street art, providing an annual platform for national and international artists who operate outside of the traditional art establishment. During the first week of September an invited group of street artists left their mark on the city’s walls, both indoor and out, creating one of Europe’s most dynamic and constantly evolving public art events.
This year Nuart invited German artist Evol to create some of his multi-layered stencil pieces, transforming electrical boxes and street fixtures into miniature architectural models. Evol is interested in depicting the urban lives of ordinary people and believes that the character and history of any space is manifest on its surface. Many of his works are narrative or suggestive of the turbulent history of Berlin, where he currently lives and works. These ‘cities within cities’ are rendered so precisely it is often hard to tell whether or not you’re not looking at real buildings when viewing his work in photographs.
Images courtesy of Sasha Bogojev