ISCA (NO)

ISCA Gallery is an independent contemporary art gallery which aims to support, exhibit and promote Norwegian and Scandinavian artists both locally and internationally. Founded by Laetitia Queyranne, the gallery opened in June 2020 in the center of Oslo and features a dynamic exhibition program developed with emerging and established artists from the nordic countries and abroad.

Curated for
CHART

For Chart 2022, ISCA will show a duo presentation of works by Norwegian artists Liv Ertzeid and Tron Meyer. Ertzeid’s lush worlds are filled with color and movement, depicting a fluid landscape of abstraction and figuration overflowing with plants and flowers. Meyer’s multifaceted practice expands from sculpture and painting to architecture and design, with a playful dedication to blurring the distinction between these disciplines. Both artists share a penchant for exploring motifs inspired by nature in a colorful, vibrant and immediate manner, through painting as well as sculpture.

Liv Ertzeid (NO)

Liv Ertzeid’s paintings are rich in botanical symbolism and natural imagery. In a landscape moving between abstraction and figuration, plants, flowers and sprouts stretch across the canvas in a whirlwind of color and directions. Rich pigments and thick layers of brightly colored paint imbue the canvas with a sense of immediacy and dynamism. Rapid brushstrokes and hectic movements provoke a sensory impression of a physical character. Flowers in full bloom, buds forcing their way out and withered stems emphasize an aspect of time and process.

Liv Ertzeid (b. 1986, Lørenskog; NO) holds a BA (2015) and MA (2019) from the Oslo Academy of Fine Art. Recent solo exhibitions include FLWOERS, Galleri Opdhal, Stavanger; The Ba Ba Bug Show, Stormen, Bodø; Look down, fair moon, and bathe this scene, ISCA Gallery, Oslo. Liv Ertzeid currently lives and works in Frederikstad, Norway.

Stems

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 145 cm
2021

Photo by Bitmap/Markus Johansson

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Summer Heat

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 145 cm
2021

Photo by Bitmap/Markus Johansson

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Fleshy Flies

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 145 cm
2021

Photo by Bitmap/Markus Johansson

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Summer Greetings

Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
2021

Photo by Bitmap/Markus Johansson

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Installation image of Ba Ba Buzz and The Sound of Crickets at Galeri Opdahl (Stavanger) from her solo exhibition FLWOERS

Oil and acrylic on canvas 180 x 145 cm
2021

Photo by Bitmap/Markus Johansson

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Installation image of Stems (2021) and Summer Greetings (2021) at Galeri Opdahl (Stavanger) from her solo exhibition FLWOERS 27.08.21 - 26.09.21

Photo by Bitmap/Markus Johansson

Tron Meyer (NO)

Tron Meyer’s multifaceted practice spans across, painting, sculpture, architecture and design and pursues a playful dedication towards blurring the distinction between these categories. His sculptural pieces aim to disrupt our notions of surface, gravity, and space. The series of cast resin cubes that Meyer refers to as ‘Sopp’ sculptures incorporate subtle gradients of translucent colour along with spider-like forms and suspended rock elements in an attempt to give physical form to light and atmosphere. Parallel to the sculptures, Meyer creates large scale paintings in pulsating palettes that emphasize the importance of intuition and spontaneity within his artistic method. The paint is applied in a free-flowing manner, creating organic shapes in bright vivid colors that bring to mind figurative associations related to nature, architecture or interior objects.

Tron Meyer (b. 1983, Åsgårdstrand; NO) lives and works in Drammen, Norway. He holds an MA in Visual Art from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and an MA in Architecture from The Oslo School for Architecture and Design. Meyer’s work has been the subject of recent exhibitions at: Pyton (NO); Gallery Format (NO); Design Miami with Patrick Parrish Gallery (USA); Patrick Parrish Gallery (USA). His works are included in the permanent collections of The National Gallery (NO) and The City of Oslo Art Collection (NO).

Gul Blomst [Yellow Flower]

Acrylic on canvas mounted on plywood, framed in aluminium and glass, 210 x 100 cm
2020

Courtesy of the artist and ISCA Gallery, photo by Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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Sort Regnbue

Acrylic on canvas mounted on plywood, framed in aluminium and glass, 205 x 49 cm
2020

Courtesy of the artist and ISCA Gallery, photo by Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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Sopp (Klar)

Cast resin, rock and painted wire
2020

Courtesy of the artist and ISCA Gallery, photo by Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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Sopp (Gronn)

Cast resin, rock and painted wire
2020

Courtesy of the artist and ISCA Gallery, photo by Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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Hvilende Brannmann

Acrylic and synthetic resin on canvas, 40 x 52 cm
2018

Courtesy of the artist and ISCA Gallery, photo by Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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Tron Meyer, Skogen (Installation View) at ISCA Gallery, 2020

Courtesy of the artist and ISCA Gallery, photo by Jon Benjamin Tallerås