At Nuart, they’ve always had a penchant for stirring up a bit of mischief in the name of art. And if there’s one thing they have learned, it’s that art is meant to be shared, celebrated, and shouted about from the rooftops. So, here we are, inviting you to take a sneak peek into their recent adventure and, if you feel the urge, shout about it from the highest rooftops you can find… In early November, Hera and Millo, visited Stavanger, Norway—the very birthplace of all things Nuart. Their mission? To contribute their remarkable talents to the ever-expanding “Trains, Planes & Automobiles” project, a collection that spans over a decade of artistic productions in various places of transit.
Martyn Reed, Founder and Director of Nuart explains where the idea originated:
“It was born from my first trip to London from Leeds in the early 80’s. I was arriving at a run-down coach station which stunk of wee, broken lights and poverty. All my dreams of “London” were destroyed in 5 minutes. This stayed with me, and it’s only recently that cities are recognising that these areas can be important destinations themselves. When you marry this to the statement from Banksy which is also an inspiration “if you genuinely want people to see your work, if you have something to say, the last place you should be putting your work, is in a gallery, no one goes to them”. With this in mind…”
Hera, with her canvas set against the backdrop of the central Train Station, and Millo, crafting his magic at the Airport, covered some serious ground. Their artistic expressions took root in the very arteries of travel and transition, breathing life and vibrancy into spaces that often go unnoticed in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Hera, in particular, brought a thought-provoking dimension to our project with her musings on immigration and travel. She has an uncanny ability to weave words and images together, creating a narrative that speaks to the heart and soul of our shared human experiences.
Through her art, Hera delves into the complex issues surrounding immigration, exploring the stories of those who leave their homelands in search of new beginnings. Her work at the central Train Station serves as a powerful reminder of the journeys we all undertake, both physically and metaphorically. It invites viewers to reflect on the challenges, hopes, and dreams that accompany every traveler on their path. Millo’s contribution at the Airport is nothing short of mesmerizing. His signature style, characterized by intricate black-and-white compositions and whimsical characters, transforms the airport into a captivating wonderland. Passengers rushing to catch flights and arrivals greeted by his art find solace and inspiration amidst the chaos of travel.