ERON and Henrik Uldalen Figuratively: Nuart 2016

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For the ninth straight year, BSA brings Nuart to our readers – artists, academics, collectors, instructors, curators, fanboys /girls, photographers, organizers, all. Not sure who else has been covering this international Street-Art themed indoor/outdoor festival and forum as early and continuously as we have, but we’re happy to say that this Norwegian pocket of public art continues to hold its own among a suddenly bloated field of new festivals and events globally.

 

Two figurative paintings are taking form on Nuart walls at the moment, each revealing the distinct styles of their creators.

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ERON at work on his mural for NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

Italian Eron has a few routes to the form, some solid, others a mist. His themes have often included humanitarian crises and social injustice, most recently immigrants and refugees.

Sometimes his ephemerous forms of fine particulate matter take concrete shape, dimension, and finally lifting off and leaving the wall. In Stavanger for Nuart he is staying in the interstitial realm of almost here. The wading ghost-like female figure gazes on a whale, perhaps spouting a splashing, mired in a coal-hued timbre.

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ERON. Work in progress for NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

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ERON. Detail. NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

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ERON.  NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

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Henrik Uldalen color palette for his mural for NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

Norwegian oil painter Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen is classically figurative, owing to the impressionists as much as modern photographers. His people are similarly holding still in a contemplative space; fading in and out of your screen with realist focus and hand-rendered, painterly blur. Here in Nuart it looks like Henrik’s mural will have a photo-real quality reflecting with hint of the formal languidity of Renaissance subjects.

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Henrik Uldalen at work on his mural for NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

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Henrik Uldalen at work on his mural for NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

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Henrik Uldalen at work on his mural for NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

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Henrik Uldalen at work on his mural for NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

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Henrik Uldalen process shot. NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

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Henrik Uldalen process shot. NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

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Henrik Uldalen. NUART 2016. Stavanger, Norway. September 2016. (photo © Tor Ståle Moen)

We wish to extend our most heartfelt thank you to our friend Tor for sharing his photos with us in exclusive for this year’s coverage of NUART 2016.

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