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. 

 

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