Nuart Aberdeen: Julien De Casabianca

Previously being held in Norway since 2001, the yearly Nuart street art festival was on vacation for 2017 and took a trip to it’s twinned city of Aberdeen in Scotland for it’s latest outing.

Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de CasabiancaThe Nuart festival once again invited a host of top international artists to paint in Aberdeen over the Easter weekend including French artist Julien De Casabianca.
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca

Aberdeen was previously barren of any large scale street art and so every inch of the city was a possible canvas as this delivery route near the central market proved.

A grimy, dark thoroughfare that locals rarely use – until now thanks to the huge paste-ups from Julien De Casabianca.

Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Looking from the space infront of the market and everything looked as uninviting as normal but a quick wander revealed two huge paste-ups on the reverse of two granite buildings.
Are these the biggest ever paste-ups?

Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca

The work is all part of Julien’s ‘Outings Project‘ where he moves well-known classical art from museums walls to the streets for everyone to enjoy.

A short video was made of his previous work in Turin:-

Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca

Armed with some very large rolls of paper and a vat of paste the artist continued slapping on the paste and flattening out those bubbles!

Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
It was surprisingly satisfying watching this go up and also dodging all the paste splatters beneath.

An unloved part of the city that locals would never visit was now attracting lots of people for the first time.

“Each individual appears as if liberated from their institutional home, thus highlighting the strategies employed by street artists in the democratisation of art and questioning the received authority of the museum.”
Julien De Casabianca

Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca
Nuart Aberdeen: Julian de Casabianca

It wasn’t only Julien brightening up this back passage but also other artists including Jaune and his stencils by the waste bins.

Click the link to see more on Jaune’s work around the city for Nuart.
https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/nuart-aberdeen-jaune/

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