Marit Geraldine Bostad
Marit Geraldine Bostad (1976) is an abstract colourist who works and lives in Horten Vestfold County, Norway. Her studio is at an old naval base, where she finds tranquility for her art, surrounded by the natural world and historic buildings.
The artist is represented in UK / London by Flat Space Art, Daniel Raphael Gallery,The Whisper Gallery & Young Jamieson Fine Art. In New York she is represented by Madelyn Jordon Fine Art. In Scandinavia Marit Geraldine is represented by Galleri Fineart in Oslo/Norway, Vault Studios in Bergen/Norway and Lohme Art Gallery in Malmö/Sweden.
Since her debut at The Other Artfair in London in 2016, Marit Geraldine gained great attention from Saatchi Art with features and curations. At the April 2017 London TOAF edition, Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson pointed out her "4 must see artists" from 120 emerging artists. Marit Geraldine was one of them. Early in 2018 she launched a series of Limited Edition Prints presented and sold exclusively by Saatchi Art.
Through series of abstract paintings on canvas, Marit Geraldine Bostad investigates the themes that are central in her artistic research, such as memory and people. She blends her colours by pouring paint right onto the canvas and uses different tools, seldom using the paint brush. This often results in specific details created by the lightness of the tool and produces specific broad strokes. As she moves the paint around the canvas, a consistent blend starts to form. These blended gestures become auras that surround the pure colours. MaritGeraldine is pushing a Nordic Colour Tradition in a bolder and more vibrant direction, blending tone to tone pastels with sparks of fluorescent. Pulling from her past experience of studying psychology, she often elicits and manifests her own personal psychic state onto the canvas. A raw self-expression, removing the unnecessary, and evaluating every detail of her inner being. Building up and breaking down the diverse elements of her personal experiences, and bringing them together in a new dimension.
Medium: Surrealism/Acrylic on canvas
Born in Jersey City, NJ
Currently in Irvington, NJ
My work focuses on creating spaces that reflect observations on current social and material environments.
My strive to create work that strikes conversation through commentary on relevant environment, political and mental social issues. My goal is for the work to be a catalyst for change by bringing viewers to question the space in which the subject matter resides and how is it reflective of the current state of affairs within or around themselves.
Seçkin Pirim was born in 1977 in Ankara, and after graduating in 1995 from the High School of Fine Arts, enrolled at the Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts University Department of Sculpture. Following his graduation in 2000, he also completed hisMaster’s degree at the same institution. As a sculptor and design artist, Seçkin Pirimhas taken part in over 50 group exhibitions, and has held 11 solo exhibitions -9 in Turkey, and 2 abroad. Pirim has won many awards in the fields of sculpture and design, and his works are included in many private and museum collections both in Turkey and abroad. He continues to work at his studio in Istanbul.
Seçkin Pirim’s works are composed of endless layers, follow a minimal language andreveal variations on geometrical forms. The artist impressively transmits the nature of his sculptures into the medium of paper. Although such works are often two- dimensional, Pirim cuts out his works from a three-dimensional block of paper. The viewer sees what has been removed, or the negative form of the idea of the artist. Although references to nature and industry still appear, his work today is more abstract and self-referential. The works no longer represent anything, and appear to be tracing an inner motivation, and this leads to an absolute, abstract visual expression. The formal character of his work could be described both as minimal and narrative. The artist, by constantly questioning potential forms, materials and aesthetic and by including various fields of culture and arts in his works, discovers new means for three- dimensional visual expressions that transcend the traditional boundaries of sculpture.
Pål Gulsrud believes in bringing something good into the world. He points out meanings in things that are full and of importance. His paintings tell a story that everyone can relate to. His paitings are figurative in abstractions. He pulls the lines from ancient Egypt through the renaissance and Barocc up to contemporary art.
Erlend Mikael Sæverud
Erlend Mikael Sæverud (1975) is a fine art photographer from Oslo, Norway.
His work is often based on streetphotography and his images are intuitive recognitions of personal reflections - an inner space manifested in the public space. Through photography he aims to see himself and the world for the first time over and over again to get closer to a reality that is not learned through culture.
Sæverud graduated at Bilder Nordic School of Photography in 2011 and is now represented by several galleries in Norway and abroad.
Mia Gjerdrum Helgesen
Medium; paining, graphics, woodcut, wood relief paintings, marbel and wood sculpture
Born in Oslo, Norway
Currently in Asker, NorwayThese original woodwork paintings are inspired and a new innovation of the traditional woodcut printmaking process which I have fallen in love with doing woodcuts. The woodcut printing process most known in Norway as the innovation by Munch. My works are original paintings made out of wood plates with hours carving and painting lays on layers. These works are my way of honoring and taking the tradition further by creating my own innovation the contemporarywoodcutpainting inspired by the Norwegian nature, heritageand the old woodcut tradition.
The works of the Norwegian artist Mia Gjerdrum Helgesen reflects the human sense of undefined existence often seeking the path of their own identity.
Mia always work with a theme but it is her own personal psychic state the moment she puts her hand on the canvas that will define the result.
Mia Gjerdrum Helgesen works with large abstract and semi-abstract paitnings on canvas and wood complemented by sculpture, graphics and fabrics. Mia Gjerdrum Helgesen has a deep love for graphics like woodcut. Most of her latest woodworks are strongly influenced by this old traditional technique know in Norway as the innovation by Munch.