In my paintings, I combine the figurative and non-figurative to create a world that can only exist in a painting. I want to tell a story, visualize a feeling, or capture a certain atmosphere that can move the viewer. Sometimes the process is as important as the picture itself. The painting Mistranslation is based on [...]
The style might be identical to Banksy’s, and in Norway there is this guy who calls himself DOLK. This, however, was made by Skurktur, an art collective based in Trondheim, Norway. Skurktur’s street art is teeming with social commentary and satire, which is in keeping with the M.O. of the great Banksy himself.
The European summer entails many things, but undoubtedly the most colourful is a continent-wide festival season for fine contemporary NUART. With just under a week to go and for those of us who just fall short of reaching that corner of the world, NUART’s blog is keeping us updated with images from this year’s artists, including Aakash Nihalani, Saber, Eine, Mobstr +.
The town of Fredrikstad, Norway, got a new bridge over the river Glomma about two years ago. This astonishing bridge has the ability to open itself for ships coming into the harbor and is a huge relief for the traffic in the city. However, the lights that change the color of the bridge from green, [...]
Smacked on the outskirts of Dovrefjell National Park, Snøhetta provides for a mythical experience for visitors. With sustainable architecture in mind, elements such as solid construction and natural lines come together in a perfectly harmonious manner. I’ve got to get my ass there someday.
Starving after a hike near the Trollwall, the tallest vertical rock face in Europe? It’s now possible to have something to eat while admiring the view of the towering cliffs in this impressive restaurant, designed by Reiulf Ramstad Norway. The M-shaped glass roof really looks fantastic from the inside and the outside.
Dråpe (which is Norwegian for ‘water droplet’) are one of my favorite bands. Their sound is creative, chilled, and laidback. I’m sure that they’re going to hit it big it Norway this year.
If you’re sporting some decent chops, and you have some time (and money) to spare, you can join the Beard Team USA Trip to Iceland and Norway for the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships between May 8 to May 19. Yes, salute the hirsute!
While the intention is purely practical, there is something about the grass roofs of Norway that remind me of a fairy-tale fantasy. For hundreds of years, many houses in Norway have installed turf roofs to provide good insulation and help stabilise the home under its weight. It kind of makes the recent trend in vertical living gardens look old hat, don’t you think?
From rhubarb mimicking that infamous Marilyn Monroe pose, to cherries sweetly kissing, the quirky illustrations that adorn these bottles are brilliant and bold. Good thing too since Food Story, the Norwegian brand behind this new line of organic juices, is a concept café, boutique, and restaurant that aims to inspire through food. This series of ecological drinks does just that, having been developed in conjunction with local and organic farmers to produce a range of tasty fruity, all-natural flavors.
Norwegian duo Royksopp — Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge — not only create the warmest, sublimely uplifting and melodic electronica, but their music videos are always stupendously creative, as reflected in this selection of some of their finest.
It’s soothing and sumptuous. It’s Zebra by Beach House. The harmonious opening track of Teen Dream is lovely and ridden with reverb. I don’t care if the album was leaked early. These songs will endure the test of time, just like their self-titled album has. [audio:http://fakepennycomics.com/blog/BH_ZebraRingTrickRemix.mp3]
To be held in Trondheim, Norway, on May 14, 2011, the World Beard and Moustache Championships is a big deal. A BIG DEAL. Apparently, the United States is the ‘world’s new facial hair super power, having captured twelve world championship titles out of eighteen categories plus overall at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in [...]
What’s this? Well, it’s Take On Me by A-Ha performed on Mario Paint Composer. Aha! Ok, so it doesn’t quite have the punch of the original version. But the melody will still stay ingrained in your head for hours.
My wife and I have a little black puppy, a furry bundle of mischief called Selma Lou. Perhaps one day we’ll have her immortalized in an artwork by Anders Malmø. The Norwegian artist has a thing for mutts. And it’s very fun thing indeed.