Watercolor on paper, walnut wood frame

35.5 x 27.5 cm
NOK 10,500.00
+ 5% art tax

Audun Alvestad (b. 1980, Ålesund) has since graduating from his MFA at Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen i 2016 been a an important figure within naïve figuration both nationally and internationally. Working on canvas and paper with acrylic and water colour, his works invite the viewer into a glimpse of the everyday life in his neighborhood. What matters is not which neighborhood it is, instead, the focus is on the more general social life in his immediate surroundings. His paintings are playful in what they depict, but at the same time they are exploring society's gender roles and social structures. Moving away from the more intimate rooms and actions in his earlier paintings, where the spectator was invited to more or less actively participate, he is now also focused on a different social action. The position can now also be that of a bystander, with decisively more distance and also as someone more passive in their position. The color scheme is different as well, it can be described as more dramatic, and the palette is darker.

Priority Lane (solo), Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (DE)
Here Comes a Regular (solo), QB Gallery, Oslo
Facing the sun (group), Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne (DE)
Tan Lines (solo), Kristin Hjellegjerde, London
Enter Art Fair (group), Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen (DK)
Inadequate, just inadequate (solo), Kristin Hjellegjerde, London
Høyt Hårfeste (solo), QB Gallery, Oslo
Varme hender, kalde føtter (solo), Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondhjem
The Holy guacamole and the girl with the pearl neklace (solo), LNM, Oslo