Jorunn Hancke Øgstad
12.04.2021 – 01.05.2021
VI, VII hosts a solo presentation of new works by Jorunn Hancke Øgstad (b. 1979, Bærum, Norway), a female artist exploring the language of abstraction through painting and sculpture.
Working with fabric dye, resin and plastics on unprimed canvas the artist mimics techniques most commonly found in expressionist, street and pop art practices, within the same work.
Drawing inspiration everywhere from 19th century spiritual abstraction to the work of female contemporaries her brushwork simulates watercolor, spray paint and print processes, in layer upon layer marked by blocked out areas where the canvas is exposed, and other areas delicately highlighted with diluted bleach.
Jorunn Hancke Øgstad lives and works in Oslo. Recent solo exhibitions include “New Paintings” at Formuesforvaltning, Oslo; a solo presentation at Frieze London and “Crocodile Tears” at Kunsthall Oslo, part of “Munch on the Move,” a series of exhibitions initiated by Norway’s Munch Museum. The artist’s works are in numerous private collections in Europe and America, as well as the collections of Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and Nasjonalmuseet, Norway’s National Museum.