‘Ocean Art’ is a collaboration between Nuart and the owner Atlantic Offshore, and took place in the public space of the harbour during ONS. Highlighting Stavanger as a leading city within the European street art landscape and an offshore capital, M-City combined jagged mountain tops and mechanical wheels that link the ship to it’s base in Western Norway and it’s foundation on the union between nature and technology.
As the ship was constructed in Gdansk shipyard (home to the Solidarity movement), and close to M-City’s native town Gdynia in Poland, the project also cements cultural links between the two countries.M-City has returned several times to apply his imagined cityscapes to Stavanger’s walls – most recently the airport’s control tower – taking inspiration from the factories, chimneys, cranes, hydroelectric plants, and other mechanized beasts that dominated his childhood.
After three long days of painting this week, the ship was christened and sailed to Bergen to get a final top coat that will ensure M-City’s industrial mountainscape to outlast the rough North Sea.
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