JAUNE (BE) - STREET ART BUS
Stavanger, previously regarded as the ‘Oil Capital of Norway’, is fast on its way to becoming the world’s first ‘Art City’.
Renowned the world over for its annual Street Art Festival, Nuart, the city has commissioned an ongoing series of curated Street Art Buses with the latest artwork coming courtesy of Belgian mischief maker Jaune.
Jaune is a stencil artist and urban interventionist whose work sees miniature, hi-vis wearing workers become the protagonists in various comical scenarios. Here, he transforms an 18m bus into a giant cardboard box which provides the backdrop for more familiar antics. The project also represents the first time Jaune has scaled up his characters to human size.
From the artist:
My idea was to recreate the shape of the bus with cardboard boxes in scale 1:5 (which is the scale of my interventions normally) so that the final characters would be human-size. Transforming the bus into a giant cardboard box is linked to the idea of moving goods and delivering objects. These boxes are the most commonly used container for all types of objects and are used by everyone at some point or another - in the same way public transport should be.
Stavanger’s Street Art buses are the result of a three-year collaboration between Nuart Festival and regional bus company Kolumbus that began in 2016. Other artists who have taken buses as their canvas include Ampparito (ES), M-city (PL), Add Fuel (PT), Ernest Zacharevic (LT), Martin Whatson and Hama Woods (NO).
“Street Art has a long and venerable tradition of making visible the invisible” said James Finucane, General Manager at Nuart Festival. “It acts as an outlet for people who for one reason or another become marginalized from day to day life in the city, and Jaune’s story is the perfect example of how street art can empower individual’s to take ownership of their urban environment. We hope that people will enjoy seeing Jaune’s bus rolling through Stavanger’s streets and, if nothing else, that it puts a smile on people’s faces.”
Nuart Festival 2018 takes place from 6-9 September.
For more comments from Kolumbus please contact Grethe Skundberg (T: +47 481 65 307; E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more comments from Nuart Festival please contact James Finucane (T: +47 93 66 70 46; E: email@example.com).
This project is made possible with the support of Rogaland Fylkeskommune.
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