“GREY SCALE: THE ART OF CUTTING AND SPRAYING”
A group show of Stencil Art
Exhibition dates: August 9th – August 25th
Opening night: 09.08 at 19:00
Nuart Gallery – Salvågergata 10, Stavanger (NO)
Grey Scale surveys the most popular, authentic and democratic form of street art to emerge in recent times.
Tracing its 35,000 year old lineage from pigment blown handprints across Asia and Europe to it’s use in political propaganda, decorative arts, industry, the punk movement and more latterly, the explosion of the form in contemporary Street Art practice.
Banksy’s visit to Bergen in 2000, where he decorated the venue for Tellé Records debut compilation alongside stencilling 100 Røyksopp promo album covers kick-started a Norwegian love affair with the stencil that is still inspiring artists today. It wasn’t long after Banksy’s visit that the likes of Dolk and Strøk began experimenting with the medium and produced Norway’s first contributions to an art movement and technique that would shortly after sweep the globe.
Showcasing work from our roster of recognised international artists alongside pioneers and emerging Norwegian names. Grey Scale includes contributions from stencil art pioneers such as John Fekner, Blek le Rat and Banksy alongside some of the most talented emerging names today.
Featuring works from AFK (NO), ARGUS (NO), C215 (FR), Dotmasters (UK), ELKI (UK), HAMA WOODS (NO), Jaune (BE), John Fekner (US), JPS (UK), La Staa (NO), M-City (PL), Martin Whatson (NO), NAFIR (IR), Slava Ptrk (RU), TREF (NO), VON DIECHE (NO) & more along with works plucked from the Nuart collection by the likes of BLEK LE RAT, DOLK and STRØK.