GARTH GRATRIX (UK) & MARIE BUSKOV (NO)
MAY 12. - JUNE 10., 2018
Preview MAY 11. 2018 / 7-9pm
Garth Gratrix (b.1984, Blackpool, NW England) makes work that evolves from of process of investigation and experimentation with everyday materials and found language, to develop sculptural installations that explore the notion of queering minimalism. For Prosjektrom Normanns Gratrix work is titled ‘Flamboyant Flamingo takes a Dip in the Pool in Pursuit of Happiness, Shhh...’ Using four colour specifications found in a hardware store and the measurement of nine inches as a starting point, the artist takes us on a playful journey of innuendo, material experimentation and spatial arrangement.
Gratrix lives and works in Blackpool, UK. He has a First Class Honours Degree from UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire). Recent exhibitions include One Foot in the Cradle, MILK, UK, You’re Reading Into It, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, UK, Campground, A Small View, Liverpool, UK and The Beginning, National Assembly, South Korea. Gratrix is also founding director of Abingdon Studios and In Collaboration With… - a contemporary Art studios and a gallery provision for continued experimentation between artists in Blackpool, UK.
Marie Buskov (b. 1980, Randers, Denmark) works in collages in watercolor, and in sculpture. Her language is abstract, and very much inspired by architecture. Both her collages and sculptures appears as visual excerpts of a spacial presence, in the span between remains of recognizable architectural elements and abstract shapes. Whereas the compositions creates the rhythm and measures at the surface, the colors and light adds to the chord.
Buskov lives and works in Oslo. She is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and received her MA from the Art Academy in Oslo in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo and Oslo Kunstforening. Group exhibitions include NN-A NN-A NN-A, Ny norsk abstraksjon, at Astrup Fearnley Museum in 2015 and Stavanger Art Museum in 2016. She was awarded Sparebankstiftelsens Art Grant at Oslo Kunstforening in 2012. In 2017 Buskov completed a larger public commission for KORO at The Norwegian Directorate for Correctional Services, and currently she is working on commissions for Nye Østre Porsgrunn Church (Norway) in collaboration with Espen Dietrichson, and Nye Sola Church (Norway). She will also have a exhibition at Galleri Riis fall 2018.
Photo: Jan Inge Haga