Add Fuel's Rosemaling Rework in Stavanger Airport, Norway

Add Fuel 's street art mural, Stavanger Airport, Nuart 2017. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog

Portuguese artist Add Fuel is the latest artist to add his work to the walls of Stavanger Airport, in Sola, a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The project was curated by the team at NuArt who also host the annual NuArt Festival in Stavanger.

Add Fuel was among the artists who were invited to created street art works across the city for the 2016 edition of the NuArt festival and the festival team invited Add Fuel back in September 2017 for this project at the Norwegian airport.

This is the third such project NuArt have curated at the cities airport, previous projects have seen Polish artist M-City paint the Sola airport control tower back in 2013 which is visible as your flight lands on the runway.

Norwegian stencil artist Martin Whatson has painted a large scale stencil piece directly opposite Sola airport’s entrance that welcomes you as leave the airport. It’s impressive to see these artists work in an environment that one does not often associate with this form of artwork, to our knowledge we don’t know of any other airports that have welcomed street art on their building.

Add Fuel 's street art mural, Stavanger Airport, Nuart 2017. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog

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Add Fuel 's street art mural, Stavanger Airport, Nuart 2017. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog

Add Fuel Stavanger Airport Mural

For his mural, Add Fuel has continued with his ongoing project which sees him re interpret the langue of traditional tile designs, specifically referencing the Portuguese azulejo tiles. To contextualize his street pieces outside of Portugal, Add Fuel has been researching other traditional patterns from the regions in which he is working.

Earlier this year we caught the Add Fuel’s mural in Aberdeen, Scotland while we were in town for the Aberdeen edition of NuArt. His Aberdeen piece saw him draw inspiration from the tiled floors found in many of the cities older shop door was as well as the Victorian tenement flats.



Add Fuel 's street art mural, Stavanger Airport, Nuart 2017. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog

For this work his second in Stavanger, Add Fuel designed a reworking of the traditional ‘Rosemåling’ patterns taken from the Rogaland region in Norway. Using 10 colours and 3 layers of stencils to build up the patterns on the surface of the building.

Of the work Add Fuel has described the pieces as “a dimensional and formal exploration of overlapped patterned repetition in a non linear surface where two apparently familiar elements coexist in the same space”. The mural is second of his “Disruption” series which he has been developing around the Rosemaling style.

Add Fuel 's street art mural, Stavanger Airport, Nuart 2017. Photo ©Mark Rigney / Hookedblog

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