Norwegian photographer and ‘aurora chaser’ has captured an artwork by Ella & Pitr in stunning detail during a recent display of the Aurora Borealis phenomenon in Norway. The wheat pasted artwork is situated on a German-built World War II bunker and can been seen under a haze of coloured light at Ølbergstranden beach on the outskirts of Stavanger.
Following the overwhelming success of Ella & Pitr’s collaboration with Nuart Festival in 2015, the much-loved French couple returned to Stavanger recently to leave their mark across the region once again.
The industrious duo painted the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, Norway, as part of Nuart’s 15th Anniversary celebrations. In somewhat less hospitable conditions this time round, they ventured to nearby Ølbergstranden beach to wheatpaste two German bunkers built during World War II, captured beautifully under a recent aurora by local photographer and ‘aurora chaser’ Brian Tallman.
About the artists
French based artists Ella & Pitr specialise in creating large-scale murals of fairytale-like characters. Their playful and poignant artworks have brought them international acclaim, and can be found on rooftops, runways, houses, shipping containers and even entire fields. Their practice is defined by an innate playfulness and unique style appropriated from influences as diverse as children’s books, comic books and graffiti. As well as producing their trademark murals with prodigious energy the world over, Ella & Pitr have exhibited extensively at art galleries in France and in selected exhibitions internationally.
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