Add Fuel Reworks the Traditional Rosemaling Design, Norway 2017

Portuguese artist Add Fuel recently spent time in Norway during the popular Nuart Festival, that invites a wave of creative talent every year to the city of Stavanger.

Add Fuel’s latest mural ‘AZ RSML: DISRUPTION 04’ can be found in Norway’s second oldest airport, Stavanger Airport, in Sola, a municipality in Rogaland county.

Add Fuel’s art offers a fresh urban twist to traditional patterns.

When Add Fuel paints away he researches the local culture and adapts this into his mural designs.

Add Fuel designed his mural around the traditional Norwegian Rogaland Rosemaling (Rose painting), a traditional style of art from Norway which evolved from the Renaissance religious paintings. 

Styles of Rosemaling can vary greatly according to the corresponding geographical area because of the relative isolation of the valley communities in rural Norway.

The Rogaland Rosemaling style is characterised by symmetrical design, opaque colour on dark backgrounds, flowers and the use of cross-hatching, dots and teardrops. Add Fuel played with the style introducing his own urban graffiti twist.

The design is part of his “Disruption” series, consisting of a dimensional and formal exploration of overlapped patterned repetition in a non linear surface, where two apparently familiar elements coexist in the same space.

Add Fuel once again does not disappoint and reworks the Rogaland Rosemaling beautifully.



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