Featured Artists

"Young Collectors" september - december 2013

Born in 1973 in Denmark. Lives and works in Oslo.

Matias Faldbakken’s practice holds in perpetual tension the forces of proposition and cancellation, vandalism and erasure, aesthetic generosity and conceptual restraint. He explores the possibilities of language, using it often as a starting point to make his images, obscuring, suppressing and destroying letters, phrases and sentences in order to create visual abstractions. Distinctive in his work is the use of poor materials, like garbage bags, bottles, newspapers, and cardboard boxes. Faldbakken’s creations are grounded in popular culture and systems of social order, employing them both as conceptual starting point and artistic tool.