Galleri Brandstrup (NO)

Galleri Brandstrup Oslo was founded by Kim Brandstrup and Marit Gillespie in 2000. In addition to representing some of the driving forces within Norwegian contemporary art, we pride ourselves on working with ground-breaking and internationally renowned artists. Our artists are represented with conviction based on their conceptual and visual expression.

Galleri Brandstrup
Tjuvholmen Allé 5
0252 Oslo
Norway
+47 22 54 54 54

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Galleri Brandstrup will present works by Diana Al-Hadid (Syria/USA) and Espen Kvålsvoll (Norway). Highlighting the artist’s skilled gestural brushwork, Diana Al-Hadid will show three-dimensional wall panels that she describes as existing “somewhere between fresco and tapestry”. Espen Kvålsvoll will exhibit paintings that play with the boundaries between pattern and figuration, engaging with an abstract use of colour that speak to ideas of post-Impressionism.

Diana Al Hadid (SY)

Diana Al-Hadid is celebrated for her lofty sculptures and wall pieces that appear to be in a state between creation and destruction. Her work is inspired by myriad sources including historical architecture, Hellenistic sculpture, progressing science, myths and works by old masters. They are intricate studies of space, material and structure in which the viewer is continually re-engaging the work through its constant shift of perspectives.

Diana Al-Hadid (b. 1981, Syria) work is represented in collections such as DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, Whitney Museum, New York, NY, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. She has executed the permanent installation The Arches of Old Penn Station at 34th street Penn Station Stop in New York.

In the Year AD 832 Large Stones Were Thrown From the Sky, Breaking the Copper Earth, Etc.

Polymer gypsum, fiberglass, steel, plaster, copper leafing, pigment. 160 x 210 x 10 cm
2019

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Just As it Did in 1527, the Comet Sliced Through the Night, Sword in Hand

Polymer gypsum, fiberglass, steel, plaster, copper and gold leafing, pigment. 160 x 210 x 10 cm
2019

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Just As it Did in 1527, the Comet Sliced Through the Night, Sword in Hand (Detail)

Polymer gypsum, fiberglass, steel, plaster, copper and gold leafing, pigment. 160 x 210 x 10 cm
2019

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Espen Kvålsvoll (NO)

Espen Kvålsvoll’s art is centered around painting, built through processing collection of motifs, collected from urban landscapes, architecture, ornamentation, decoration, images, art and painting history across environments and eras. With his post-modern approach, Kvålsvoll isolates these motifs from their original context and gather them into visual spaces. Every painting in the series is to be seen in context to one another, together they form a painting universe; psychedelic-like depicted rooms and landscapes with a consistent theme and circle of motifs.

Espen Kvålsvoll (b. 1992, Trondheim) lives and works in Oslo. He graduated with a Master in Fine Art at Oslo Academy of Fine Art in 2019. From 2019-2020, Kvålsvoll was awarded an artist studio at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. Group exhibitions include Nitja Senter for Samtidskunst, Oslo (2021), Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2020). Solo exhibitions include Kunsthall Oslo (2020) and Trondhjem Kunstforening (Upcoming, 2023).

La tombe du chat

Acrylic and oil on linen
2022

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Per fumum

Rabbit glue, pigment and oil on linen
2022

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Oppfinnelsen av den lyse dagen

Acrylic and oil on linen
2022

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Acrylic and oil on linen
2022

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