Discover Norwegian artists online, hand-selected by leading curators. From Erik Brede to Angelika Millmaker, learn more about leading artists pursuing a diverse range of practices from Black and White photography to Abstract painting.
Guided by his experience working in film development and post-production as a child with his father, Surrealist photographer and digital artist Erik Brede approaches his work with a conceptual eye. His wide-scale subjects are presented in a sometimes fragmented and always multi-layered manner, challenging the observers’ perception of the subject’s reality. The architectural study Barcode Project 2, for instance, asks the viewer to bridge the gap between the reality of the landscape and how the observer perceives it.
Norwegian visual artist Angelika Millmaker, born in Bergen, Norway, is fascinated by organic forms. Her abstract paintings mainly concentrate on floral and landscape studies inspired by the Norwegian landscape and traditional Nordic art. Her botanical paintings such as the mixed-media Winter Wind, acrylic, watercolour and charcoal on canvas, are characterised by bold contrasting colours, varying textures, mismatched shapes and shimmering light, properties celebrating the beauty of seasonal changes in Norway.
Abstract paintings by Kjell Folkvord aim to express the inner workings of the artist through colours, lines and forms, rather than just representing the subject. With a touch of Van Gogh’s post-impressionist style, Kjell’s works such as Haze, acrylic on canvas, and Pointing up, acrylic on linen, reveal his own internal landscape, using his paintbrush to express the inexplicable.