Catalogue Fredrik Værslev – As I Imagine Him
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Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition Fredrik Værslev – Fredrik Værslev as I Imagine Him (Sep 21, 2018 — Jan 6, 2019)
Early in his career, Norwegian artist Fredrik Værslev (b. 1979) experienced a breakthrough on the international art scene. His works shift between different painting traditions and are recognised by an insistent focus on the painting process.
The works start out in the meeting between architecture and painting, and take form as painted renderings of motifs from the artist’s daily life. The paintings often shift between abstraction and representation, like his breakthrough series, “terrazzo” paintings, that imitate the visuality of Italian stone floors and at the same time call upon the expressivity and spontaneity of abstract expressionism.
The exhibition at Astrup Fearnley Museet included a representative selection from Værslev’s artistic production from the past decade. The catalogue is richly illustrated with reproductions of the artist’s works, designed by Zak Group and distributed by the publisher JRP Ringier.
Curators: Gunnar B. Kvaran and Therese Möllenhoff