Magnus Vatvedt (b. 1981) holds degrees from the Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts (MA) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim (BA).
Vatvedt's artistic focus centers around incorporating readymades into his paintings, utilizing raw elements sourced directly from nature as primary components. He has garnered significant attention in recent years for his ongoing series of sand paintings, which he has diligently developed since 2012. Vatvedt's artworks delve into philosophical and existential inquiries while also exploring the tactile and visual attributes of sand within the realm of art. The sand-infused paintings present a captivating visual paradox, blurring the lines between abstraction and realism. In addition to his artistic endeavors, Vatvedt engages in curatorial work, notably spearheading the curation of Hotch-Potch-London in Hackney back in 2009, along with several exhibitions across Norway.