Another new addition to the street of Stavanger comes from UK artist Helen Bur. Travelling far and wide painting in numerous countries, Helen’s practice see’s her taking a more traditional approach to her painting, whether in a make shift studio or painting on a gable end, its the people and their stories that interests Helen. We’re delighted to be working with Hush for his first Nuart Aberdeen visit. Hush aims to combine street art with more traditional art practices; fusing traditional Eastern art with Western traditions of action painting and graffiti. The results are truly stunning!
We’re delighted to introduce Julio Anaya Cabanding to the Nuart family with his traditional landscape paintings which appear in very untraditional settings. Preferring to take up residence in abandoned factories and spaces, Julio explores the relationships between place, painting and art history through his finely tuned painting style, at once at home in the gallery and the places your mum told you not to go! Rounding out this years festival we have two of the biggest names in street art and welcome Smug & VHILS to Nuart Aberdeen. Both artists who need no introduction are both portrait specialist although using very different techniques. We had the pleasure of working with Smug on two large scale pieces in Stavanger to raise awareness and to celebrate the fantastic work of colleagues at ATTENDE.
When we see street art become more and more recognised by big galleries and museums VHILS name is never far off. His arresting street portraits, literally carved into buildings and masonry leave the viewer in awe, both of his skill and the physical nature of the works. With so many rich stories, we look forward to exploring these works with the people of Aberdeen.