Are Blytt

Are Blytt
1981 born in Bergen, Norway
Lives in Oslo, Norway

Abstract painters don’t really need reality, but in our current times, it is hard to ignore the world, even if you remove yourself as far from it as possible. Blytt’s new paintings look like posters, or book covers, so that when you seem them first—on a screen, in most cases—they don’t seem to be what they are. Is abstract painting becoming self-conscious? It just might be.

Part of Blytt’s latest exhibition, titled simply "Eight Paintings", at iconic Norwegian arts institute Galleri K, Oslo, Blytt pushes abstraction towards a new understanding, considering the sublimation of surfaces in the current age, and how those surfaces contain and distort meaning.

Text: Charlotte Jansen / Elephant Magazine




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