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Skeive kunstnere 2009. Utstilling ved Thorsov
bibliotek og Deichmannske bibliotek i Oslo
Utsmykning: Kirkeparken vgs i Moss 2008
Utsmykning: Studenthjem i Sogndal 2013
Florence Academy of Art. Education:
1 Trimester, 2 Trimester, 3 Trimester
Gallery Lauritzen 2014 ( Online Gallery )
Stenzilartprize Finalist 2014 ( Ambush Gallery )
Gallery Henrik Gerner: Exhibition; April 2015
Rådhusgalleriet (Down town hall), Oslo- Norway; 20 Juni- 28 Juni, 2015
Arte Expo, Milano Italy; Juli- August 2015
Artprize Seven. JW Marriott Grand Rapids Hotel. 23 September - 10 October, 2015
International Art Book 2016; Published art photos
About my art
Artist trying to focus on Oil painting, Stencils and Drawing
I drew my first portrait in elementary school and continued drawing portrait in 9`th class. My interest for drawing increased an the training developed itself by copying portraits from magazines. Drawing became the main interest until trying some Acrylic Paint in High school to paint my first portraits.From there I got interested in Stencils to understand more about values and form. I also liked the simplicity in the abstraction of forms that was easy to handle and make good looking pictures from a small amount of layers. Stecils started at the "Old"style using 1 Black layer and a color layers to highlight the symbolism. Stencil layers increased from 1 layer to 9 layer paintings and I wanted to learn more about shapes, values and color. Therefor I started my Academic Traning in Drawing at the Florence Academy of Art.
At FAA there was an intensive drawing program that studied Bargue Drawings/ casts and figure Drawing. During this training the interest for Oil painting started.
Drawing is the fundamental key importance in any art. To study line, value and shapes are essentaial to challenge and increase the knowledge about the draft of drawing. A greater understanding in the fundamentals of drawing will increase any kind of other medium. It will make it easier to prepare for painting or any other artistic way of art. Its very useful to make sketches of an artwork before starting a main composistion or portrait. Sometimes small studies of certain ares can be used as a preperation where the mind can try to understand an make a plan for how to aplly values and forms to a painting. In my own work, sketches are drawn to make a clearer idèa come to life and to challenge myself to make changes to my initail ideas. This way one can continue to develop artwork with a dynamic mind from beginning stages to the end of a painting.
Portraits and Figure sketches are important in artwork so that the problems are dealth with in an early stage. I make a lot of figure sketches to practice composition, form and lines.
Main interest in painting is with Oil Painting. This medium makes is possible to make changes before the paint dries. This is also a time-consuming way of making paintings as I prefer to build up layers like the Old Masters. This way is a more controlled way of putting in paint to build the form layer by layer and making transparency. Oil Paintings costs a bit more many to make because the colors are more expensive, but the result is more deep colors with stronger pigments than Acrylics produce. The Glossy aspect of Oils are also something that makes is look more alive. Oil painting must try for a long time before they are fully dried and ready to be varnished. When painting with Oils I usually combine painting several Oil Paintings at once so that when one painting is drying a layer the other paintings migh be ready for a new layer.
Stencils are a fun way to get a break from the Oil Painting. Stencils -can- be less time consuming and aswsome art can be made with a bit of Urban touch. Stencils in 1 layer is easy to edit and drawn up on paper. Stencils are my way of beeing mte artistic and pushing myself to make compositions where i draw a bit from imagination and put forms together.
Streetart is my newest ways of fun. I liek the idèa of my paintings sprayed in tunnels or places you would not expect to see art. Hopefully there will be more walls to paint in the future that is also comissioned.
Both the stencils and streetart are more for my copositions where I want to make meaningful pictures. I have found a way of viewing the world that makes me want to make art that focuses on activisme to heal the planed and ourselfes. The streetart coming in the future will be with more deeper perspective of life and quotes or phrases to describe my intention with the artwork.
Intentions of my art
Within my images there are often symbols that helps the viewer to understand what i`m trying to say or enlighten. Some may be hidden, while others are more easy to notice.
I like the way of making images that can tell a story. It can be social, cultural and/or political messages for a set topic over the pictures. I will often try to convey something and create reflections. The best outcome of my art would be to inform and encourage behavioral change in the population for the better. To see things that are not good is easy, but to find the solutions and contribute is more challenging. I hope my art can be a part of making people reflect about daily choices and wake up to the fact that the world now needs new inventions and actively passion to change old devastating structures for better ways for everything that lives.
My work consists of trying to with too develop my own style and push limits. At the moment steps have been taken a few steps back to fundamental drawing to improve over- all understanding of lines, values, gesture and proportions. Learning the basics makes everything emerge better together.
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