Matias Faldbakken (born 1973 in Hobro, Denmark) is a critically acclaimed Scandinavian artist and author, based in Norway. Faldbakken studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. He has experimented with a range of media, including film, sculpture, installation, photography, and wall paintings. Interested in ideas of destruction and disruption, Faldbakken frequently juxtaposes fine art… Read more
About the artwork
The color of Faldbakken's Hilux Variations are so vivid and sharp-edged as to cut like a knife. Yet living in that color are the intriguing imperfections of an artist working right up to the moment before printing actually takes place. Those marks of spontaneity are what typifies the monotype printing method, and are ideally suited to the spontaneous manner in which the Danish artist Faldbakken works. These one-off works capture the provocative artist's concerns with proposition and cancellation, aggression and retreat, and pose unanswerable questions to the viewer.