Overunder Searching for Gold in Northern Nevada

“It’s refreshing to work in a very un-urban environment especially when making what is commonly called Street Art,” says OverUnder as he gazes across the gruff and patchy terrain here in northern Nevada. The heterogeneous topography includes plateaus, mountain ranges, and dry basins – and many mines that produce about 80% of the gold in the US annually.

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Overunder. Nevada. February 2016. (photo © Overunder)

In big cities you could expect an aerosol bubble tag on one of these neglected shacks or industrial artifacts. OverUnder wheat-pastes his surreal illustrated portraits instead – at once out of place and still solidly present. He says he likes the contrast of putting his temporary art in this environment where it will undoubtedly fade with the sun and fierce winds.

“The palette here is bleached white and bone dry but it is interspersed with lots of subtle color varieties,” he says as his feet crunch through the sand and gravel. “It’s very dreamy in a way here; It may seem empty but it’s brimming with its own type of life.”

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Overunder. Nevada. February 2016. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder. Nevada. February 2016. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder. Nevada. February 2016. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder. Nevada. February 2016. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder. Nevada. February 2016. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder. Nevada. February 2016. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder. Nevada. February 2016. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder. Nevada. February 2016. (photo © Overunder)

 

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