Norwegian Art in Hong Kong

Gallery Simon Lee in Hong Kong is presenting the new work of renowned Norwegian contemporary artist and writer Matias Faldbakken until 17 November 2012.

Opened on 5 October, the exhibition “Maintenance” features Matias’s work of displacing and reconfiguring mass-produced functional objects with a specific cultural significance, using the most minimal means of intervention possible to develop what could be termed a kind of ‘agitated idleness’.

Matias uses many materials such as Garbage bags, Jerry cans, Lockers, tiles, televisions, paper, posters, books, magazines, chrome spray, electrical tape, nails, lever straps, angle grinders and metal bindings  for his arts where he draws, crunches, compasses and inverts them in a variety of apparently vandalistic gestures to interrupt any habitual approach of reading the objects.

Matias Faldbakken studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen and later at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. Apart from his international success as an artist, he is a critically acclaimed author of books such as “The Cocka Hola Company” and “Macht un Rebel”.

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