How and Nosm: At the Center of It All


Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

How and Nosm have painted a large-scale mural entitled At the Center of It All on the northwest side of Mana Contemporary’s facade. Known for their sprawling murals, which can be seen in cities across the world, How and Nosm work in an instantly recognizable style of intricate free-hand painting in red, white and black. Their multilayered, complex paintings reveal slowly unspooling narratives of urban existence. At the Center of it All, which stands 40 feet high and 60 feet wide, is painted in their signature style and was completed in just four days.

Basque-born, Dusseldorf-raised and currently Brooklyn-based, How and Nosm are twin brothers Raoul and Davide Perre. The brothers’ recent projects include a large-scale city mural installation and solo show at The Library Street Collective, Detroit; “Catch of the Day,” a mural installation curated by Jeffrey Deitch in Coney Island; and a collaboration with Donna Karen in Times Square.

Established in 2014, Mana Urban Arts Project is a contemporary street art project featuring long-durational, site-specific installations by renowned artists from around the world. The goal of the project is to highlight and support this international community of artists. We are proud to partner with Jonathan LeVine Gallery and The Bushwick Collective on site-specific projects, wall exchanges, and special events. Mana Urban Arts Project is a subsidiary of Mana Contemporary, one of the nation’s largest art organizations with locations in Jersey City, Chicago, and Miami.

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Installation view: How and Nosm, At the Center of It All, 2015