ella & pitr paint the largest mural in the world for nuart festival in norway
all images courtesy of ella & pitr




for the 2015 edition of the nuart street art festival in norway, french artist duo ella & pitr have completed the largest mural in the world. the 21,000 square meter rooftop of construction company block berge bygg is canvassed by ‘lilith and olaf’, a colossal painted figure curled up on the building ceiling. the image depicts a monochromatic girl wearing shorts, a tank top and red-painted toenails dropping a ‘tiny’ crowned man from her fingers. the figure is a humorous depiction of king olaf I of norway, ruler from 995-1000, whose birthplace is cited as an islet in frøylandsvatnet — a lake just meters distance from the mural’s location. passing planes overhead can spot the monumental painted work from the sky, offering onlookers an unconventional look at the landscape through the quirky and creative intervention.

volunteers lying on the roof show the scale of the giant artwork

the curled up figure drops a small representation of king olaf I from her hands

three painters lie down beside the figure’s mouth

the illustration depicts king olaf I of norway on the rooftop

the monochromatic girl names ‘lilith’ wears shorts and a tank top

the work is best viewed from above, where the full scale of the piece can be most easily perceived

detail of the painted figure



drone footage of ‘lilith and olaf’ by ella & pitr
video courtesy of brooklyn street art