On the 18th of January, the exhibition “After the Flood” with new paintings by Odd Nerdrum opens to the public at Patrick Painter Gallery in Los Angeles. Including a selection of works from the last decade, the exhibition reveals that Nerdrum has sharpened his vision of man’s rebirth in the desolated landscaped. In his own words, he calls the motifs “hopelessly positive”.
– The fantastic thing about surviving something is the reawakening and the use of one’s head once again.
The actor Kristoffer Hivju, a good friend of Nerdrum, will attend the opening of the exhibition together with his wife Gry Molvær Hivju.
– When Odd comes to Hollywood, it is a meeting between the world’s greatest kitsch master and the world’s kitsch capital, says Kristoffer Hivju.
The gallerist, Patrick Painter, is known for his ability to acquire upcoming big names before the great museums.
– I have never shown a painter to which we had such a positive reaction from every single artist in the gallery as with Odd. While we’ve represented a number of extremely important artists, we have never had that kind of response.
The exhibition lasts until the 18th of February.
Selected works will be displayed at the Los Angeles Art Fair.
Nerdrum debuted in the United States in the early 1980s and has since exhibited regularly at American galleries. His paintings can be found in collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, San Diego Museum of Art and The De Young Museum in California.
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An exhibition entitled “Håkon Bleken’s Chosen Ones” will open at Soli Brug in Norway 22. April and includes works by artists, as well as classical painters and sculptors hand-picked by the Norwegian modernist Håkon Bleken. Nerdrum’s painting entitled “Isola” will be on display 22. April through 29. May. Opening hours at the exhibition:Monday – Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm. For more information about the event:https://www.soli-brug.no/
Odd Nerdrum, Norway’s most prominent painter from the last century, lacks a permanent exhibition space for his works. His wife, Turid Spildo, and his son, Öde S. Nerdrum, intend to do something about this. Together, they plan to convert an old industrial building on Agnes, north of the city of Stavern, into a gallery with a collection of his finest paintings. An invitation from Sea Park Stavern in 2021 catalysed the idea. “The Sea Park” housing developers were looking for someone who could bring a cultural citadel to the area. For a long time, Turid and Öde have been looking for someone to take the initiative to establish a museum, but they finally decided to take on the job themselves. From Odd Nerdrum’s exhibition “You See We Are Blind” at Fine Art Gallery in Oslo in 2022. Photo: Bork S. Nerdrum – My father’s legacy is unique, not only as a painter but as a teacher as well. I definitely feel a responsibility to preserve and convey what has inspired a generation of painters to return to nature, says Öde. Turid and Öde do not have experience in museum management. However, they believe that the love and respect they have for his paintings is a more decisive factor to their success. – The most important consideration is to be aware of what constitutes a good museum experience. I believe the two of us to be amongst the most seasoned museum-goers.Turid agrees and points to how important the overall atmosphere and environment contributes to the paintings. – A museum must have a café! “Pipehuset” at Agnes outside of Stavern. Photo: Sea Park Stavern Invitation to the press conference Tron Inge Nilsen, who is the managing director of Sea Park Stavern, has been in close dialogue with Turid and Öde in recent months. They recently landed an agreement for the takeover of the old industrial building. Tron is excited that something special is finally happening in the resort town. – We are very proud that Nerdrum has chosen the Sea Park as the location for this museum establishment. This will be an exciting attraction of national importance that will give new life to the remains of the old venerable brick buildings of the Agnes match factory. Key handover with Cecilie Sanden, Turid Spildo og Öde S. Nerdrum. Photo: Sea Park Stavern Turid Spildo and Öde Nerdrum are arranging a press conference that will take place on Thursday 30. March at 1 pm at Pipehuset (Agnes torg 18) to present the project in the premises where it will be built. Everyone is welcome and invited to the press conference.
Gratulerer så mye til Elisabeth Johansen på Nerdrum.com med førsteplass i konkurransen! Vedkommende er den heldige vinner av litografiet “Solen vender tilbake”, samt førsteutgaven av magasinet Sivilisasjonen og en signert utgave av praktboken “Nerdrum” (2022). Annen- og tredjeplass gikk til @ektehasani og @herskapeligmuleaasen på instagram. Begge vinnere av både bok og magasin. Tusen takk til alle som har deltatt. Det var stort engasjement i år og vi har klippet og klippet og klippet lodd i hele desember!Hvem vet, kanskje vi sees igjen til neste år? https://www.youtube.com/embed/dyXFY6XrSbU
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