'HOME' BY IAN STRANGE x NUART
Two new advertising billboards have been installed by Nuart to act as platforms for public artworks. Ian Strange aka Kid Zoom (AU) is the first artist out.
From his New York base, Ian Strange travels throughout the world to explore the meaning of 'Home' in different cultures. Nuart welcomed Ian to Stavanger, Norway, for Nuart Festival 2017 where he produced numerous works both indoor and out - including several large-scale advertising takeovers.
The billboards are located at the corner of Dalabrekkå & Østre Ring in Storhaug and occupy a site previously reserved for commercial advertising. The self-funded installation is part of Nuart’s on-going ‘Art City’ initiative: an on-going initiative to positon the city as a world leader in both sanctioned and unsanctioned street and public art practice.
About the artist
Ian Strange (previously known as Kid Zoom) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores architecture, space and the home, alongside broader themes of disenfranchisement within the urban environment. His practice includes large-scale multifaceted projects resulting in; photography, sculpture, installation, site-specific interventions, film works, documentary works and exhibitions. His studio practice includes painting and drawing as well as on-going research and archiving projects.
Strange has been featured in publications including; OSMOS Magazine, Art World, Dazed and Confused, The Atlantic, Imagine Architecture, ArtAlmanac, Artlink, Art Market, Artist Profile, Vault Magazine, Oyster Magazine and The Financial Review. In 2017 ABCTV released ‘Home : The Art of Ian Strange’ a commissioned series looking at his career and work to date.
His work is held in private and public collections including: the National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of South Australia; Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the Canterbury Museum.
He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Photos by Brian Tallman