‘The Last Traveler’ by NIMI: the latest addition to Nuart’s ‘Art City’ program
The Nuart organization is spreading its wings and also the framework in which it supports and helps artists create artworks. The Last Traveler by Bergen-based artist NIMI is the latest addition to Nuart’s ‘Art City’ program: a new initiative to produce work outside of Nuart’s annual flagship festival. THE LAST TRAVELER ARTIST NIMI
Originally from South Africa, the artists NIMI describes the piece as the story of a journeyman – or woman in this case – who bears the weight of the past on their shoulders. The mural depicts a female character heavily laden by elements of her culture and identity as well as elements of both the man-made and natural worlds – telling the story of her origins and her journey. Now is no better time to explore such a concept as so many humans are currently caught in the global migration crisis. In this artwork, this traveler’s final destination is unknown.
Drawing on his experiences and strengths as an Architect and street artist, NIMI likes to experiment with a variety of techniques, mediums and creative processes in his finely detailed murals and paintings. Here, he has used a chiaroscuro effect to also incorporate and reflect the architectural elements of the four-storey car park that houses the work.
This new landmark for Stavanger was created with the assistance of local artist RH74 and street art enthusiast Thomas Bolme. It can be found at Jorenholmsgata 16, 4013 Stavanger and is the ‘sister piece’ to NIMI’s mural Sofia and the Mountain, which was produced by Nuart in 2016 and can be found on Store Skippersgate 35, 4013 Stavanger.
Prints from NIMI are also available at the Nuart Gallery: www.nuartgallery.no
Photo credit: Brian Tallman. For more images visit: www.nuartfestival.no