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Nansen, 2016

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FRIDTJOF NANSEN

270 x 195 cm / acryl paint on wall / Berlin, 2016

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Fridtjof Nansen / Berlin 2016 / 270 x 195 cm, acryl paint, tape on wall

Fridtjof Nansen – 270 x 195 cm / acryl paint on wall / 2016

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The portrait of the polar explorer Nansen was a site-specific mural created for an exhibition in Berlin. The building where the exhibition took place was named after Nansens infamous ship, the Fram, and was used for artist studios. The property was sold to a group of investors and the artists were told to leave. Fridtjof Nansen, as an explorer, set new standards with his innovations, self-determination and visions he brought into his field of work. Qualities that artists need for their work just as much, as each artist is an explorer in his own creative way as well. With the loss of the studio the artist suffers another blow in a city that is now thriving in liberal economics but neglecting to harness the creative potential. The portrait of Nansen is a fading image, torn apart by the small lines from which it is made and the room that is crumbling down, but his look remains confident. It is a symbol for the artists to stay focused.

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Fridtjof Nansen / 270 x 195 cm, acryl paint on wall / Berlin, 2016

Fridtjof Nansen – 270 x 195 cm / acryl paint on wall / Berlin, 2016

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Fridtjof Nansen / 270 x 195 cm, acryl paint on wall / Berlin, 2016

Fridtjof Nansen – 270 x 195 cm / acryl paint on wall / Berlin, 2016

 

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