The latest trip of the Dutch artistic duo TelmoMiel was in Gol (Norway) where they painted a new mural entitled “Trollstigen“.
The new mural of TelmoMiel takes inspiration from Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. It refers to the Trolls, who are creatures that typically have a very ugly appearance and dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, forests or caves. Their existence is mysterious and there are a lot of different legends that concern them. For this reason tourists hunt them, trying to get a glimpse of one of these creatures.
The mural depicts a couple of tourists taking a photo of a man holding a stuffed animal toy and a Troll behind his back. This creature appears in two different forms: one friendly and one darker. It could refer to the different forms of the mythology: in Norse legends, Trolls are rarely unsafe to humans; in the Scandinavian folklore, they are rather considered dangerous. The style, as usual, mixes photo-realism, abstraction and surrealism.
About The Artists
Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann aka TelmoMiel is a dutch duo artists from Rotterdam who consider themselves muralists and creators of contemporary art. They met in 2007 with Telmo, a licensed illustrator and designer, and Miel, who was already active in the graffiti scene. The official start of the collaboration will, however, be dated later in 2012, after both had completed the Academy of Art. The two artists work with a photo-realistic style with lots of contrasts. They work separately on ideas for murals and come together with the sketches to see if combinations can be made. The result is usually very surrealistic, with attention to detail. They always work on the same piece together and are able to switch places when ever wanted or needed.