Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
Artist(s): Narasimba (Mikhail Miller and Rachel Ziriada)


Completed: 2018

Through our travels to cities across Canada, the USA and Mexico we have been exposed to a range of contemporary mural art alongside historical mural painting and public sculpture. We have been inspired by early twentieth century experimentations with abstraction and the graphic quality of modernist movements such as art deco, constructivism, dada, and minimalism. We are working in a specific graphic style as part of a larger resurgence of abstraction in an expanding global muralist movement. We strive to experiment and push compositional boundaries of how art can function and interact within public space. NASARIMBA is interested in mural painting because we want to add vibrant colourful forms and unique abstract compositions to the urban landscape of Calgary. The presence of contemporary artwork on publicly accessible walls in Calgary fosters a sense of community and belonging outside of standard public graphics that often have a commercial focus. Through our murals, we hope to add a sense of play and positivity to the city. We offer stimulating and harmonious visual poetry for the public to live with and grow alongside in their day to day activities. The abstract nature of our work allows viewers to access it in their own way, resulting in a plethora of meaning and interpretation. This positive addition to the Beltline fosters a more walkable community where people can explore the city and discover artwork along the way.

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Part of YYC Bump (Beltline Urban Mural Projects)
Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 1022 17TH AVENUE SW, CALGARY, ALBERTA T2T 0A5 Get Directions