Nuart Festival 2015: Ella & Pitr
After four days of intense work together with volunteers, French artists Ella & Pitr have just completed the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, Norway, the 21,000 m² roof of Block Berge Bygg’s building, the first project to mark Nuart Festival 2015, celebrating its 15th Anniversary this September.
According to the festival organizers, “Lilith and Olaf depicts a woman curled up on the rooftop with a small figure falling from her fingers. The figure is King Olaf I of Norway, who ruled the country from 995-1000. Various sources cite his birthplace as an islet in Frøylandsvatnet, a lake just metres from Block Berge Bygg’s building.” The mural is visible from planes flying into and out of Sola airport, and control tower staff, pilots and aircraft crew at Sola have begun altering their routes to give passengers the best possible sight of the artist duo’s latest piece.
The mural will be officially ‘opened’ by the Mayor of Klepp, Ane Mari Braut Nese, on Friday, September 4th, 4 pm, and Nuart visitors are invited to come and meet the artists and celebrate the new local landmark.
About the artists
French based artist collective Ella & Pitr specialise in creating large-scale murals of fairytale-like characters. Their playful and poignant artworks have brought them international acclaim, and can be found on rooftops, runways, houses, shipping containers and even entire fields. Their practice is defined by an innate playfulness and unique style appropriated from influences as diverse as children’s books, comic books and graffiti. As well as producing their trademark murals with prodigious energy the world over, Ella & Pitr have exhibited extensively at art galleries in France and in selected exhibitions internationally. (via Nuart)
Images © Ella & Pitr, courtesy of Nuart Festival.