Studio Report #4: Espen Kvålsvoll

2.-4. oktober 2020 kl. 12-17
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Studio Report #4 presents new works by the young Norwegian painter Espen Kvålsvoll.

With a post-Impressionist technique and a post-modern approach to visual material, Kvålsvoll’s process is the integration of motifs from diverse sources into compositions that play with the boundary between pattern and figuration. The characteristically bold brushwork, compressed tonal range and heavily layered approach belie the carefully constructed arrangements, which are worked out in detail as pencil sketches. For the works presented in Studio Reports, Kvålsvoll has been working at the largest scale his current studio space will permit, exploring an almost psychedelic sense of simultaneity in all-over compositions that seem to have materialised directly onto the raw canvas.

Kvålsvoll (born 1992 in Trondheim) graduated from the MFA programme at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2019. He recently exhibited at Van Etten, Oslo and his work is also currently on show at Høstutstillingen at Kunstnernes hus.

Please join us for the openings of the Studio Reports series every Thursday at 6pm:

10-13th September: Ronak Moshtaghi
17-20th September: Ask Bjørlo
24-27th September: Agatha Wara
1st-4th October: Espen Kvålsvoll
8-11th October: Nathalie Fuica Sanchez
15-18th October: Calle Segelberg

NB: from 10th September-18th October our opening hours are : Thursday 6-8pm, Friday-Sunday 12-5pm, Monday-Wednesday closed.

Studio Reports is supported by Arts Council Norway.