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Erlend Grytbakk Wolds paintings show the very moment where we don’t see clearly, the place between seeing and understanding, and ask us to think about what this experience entails. Painting with watercolor on unprimed linen, with red, yellow and blue - the primary colors that became emblematic for modernism and the Neoplasticism’s ideology for harmony and order - spray painted in innumerable alternate layers on the canvas. The method creates a surface that at first glance appears almost brownish, with lines and fields of foggy shadows. Inviting you to spend time in their company, colors and shapes emerge from or fading into the surface of the canvas.
The same attitude is apparent in his sculptural practice, where references to classic modernist furniture design and postminimalism meet. Though their size and shape might feel familiar, unlike a piece of furniture, which is created to support your body in some way, the sculptures turn you down. Not there for you, they are there for themselves, in their own right. In combination with the paintings they stage a scene, inhabiting an evoked interior of some swanky apartment or townhouse.
Erlend Grytbakk Wold (b. 1986, Trondheim), lives and works in Oslo. He has an BFA from Oslo Academy of the Arts and an MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden. Previous solo exhibitions include Until the Light Takes Us, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (2018), Till the Last Light Fades, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim (2017), Remain in Light, LNM, Oslo (2016), and Secondhand Daylight at BLOKK, Bergen (2015). Selected group exhibitions include Between a rock and a hard place, Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Ghent (2018), LNM 50 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2018), Gruppeutstilling Jóhan Martin Christiansen, Jesper Veileby, Erlend Grytbakk Wold, Galleri Arnstedt, Båstad (2015) and Høstutstillingen, Oslo (2013). Upcoming exhibitions include a group exhibition at Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Ghent (2019).

CV

EDUCATION
(2012 – 2014)
  • Master of Fine Art, Malmö Art Academy

(2008 – 2011)
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Oslo Academy of the Arts

(2006 – 2008)
  • Nordland Art- and Film school, Department of Art

(2005 – 2006)
  • NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, one-year study of Art History

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS
2019
  • Light Fall Day Break, Galleri Golsa, Oslo

2018
  • Until the Light Takes Us, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

2017
  • Till the Last Light Fades, Trønderlag Center of Contemporary Art, Trondheim

2016
  • Remain in Light, LNM, Oslo

2015
  • Secondhand Daylight, BLOKK, Bergen

2014
  • The Daylight Between Us, Graduation show, KHM Gallery, Malmö

2011
  • Bordet og Bildet, One Night Only Gallery, UKS, Oslo
  • When Looking for Horizons, Collaboration with Siri Leira, Hovefestivalen, Tromøya, Norway

2010
  • New Works, Studio show, Open Academy, Oslo, Norway
  • UNTITLED (RGB 0,0,0), Gallery 21:25, Oslo, Norway

2009
  • After Exposure, Collaboration with Halvor Rønning, Pavilion, Oslo
  • “IT’S ALIVE!”, Collaboration with Siri Leira, Pavilion, Oslo

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Belgium
  • LNM 50 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
  • Got It For Cheap, Galleri Golsa, Oslo

2017
  • Annual Christmas Exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
  • UKS #4 Minibar: One Night Only, UKS, Oslo
  • Mellom Linjene, Oslo Kunsthandel, Oslo

2015
  • Jóhan Martin Christiansen, Jesper Veileby, Erlend Grytbakk Wold, group show, Galleri Arnstedt, Båstad

2014
  • Edstrandska Stipendium utställning, Malmö
  • SEART, No Picnic, Stockholm

2013
  • Statens 126. Kunstutstilling Høstutstillingen 2013, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
  • Annual Exhibition, Malmö Art Academy, Malmö

2012
  • Introducing Barflyfriends, Barflyfriends, Berlin
  • New Students Exhibition, KHM Galleri, Malmö
  • Planka 2 i Tromsø, Galleri Planka, Tromsø

2011
  • Eyes On Your Instruments, Group show, One Night Only Gallery, UKS, Oslo, Norway
  • The Strange Fête (End), Graduation show, MFAPS, Oslo, Norway
  • The Educational Art Show, Group show, MFAPS, Oslo, Norway

2010
  • The Cluster Show, Group show, Semikolon, Oslo, Norway
  • ONO vs. UKS, Group show, One Night Only Gallery, UKS, Oslo, Norway

2010 PODIUM LIVE!, Group show, Podium, Oslo, Norway
  • Men Paint Women Faint, Group show, One Night Only gallery, Oslo, Norway

2009
  • Multiple Stress, Group show, Kunstakademiet kommer til museet #3, former library at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
  • Langt inni skauen er det bare mere skau, Group show, Hønefoss, Norway
  • Initiation, Group show, Gallery 21-24, Oslo, Norway

2008
  • ICEBREAKER, Group show, NKFS Gallery, Kabelvåg, Norway
  • Mama Didn’t Raise No Fool, Graduation show, Galleri Lille Kabelvåg, Kabelvåg, Norway

PUBLICATIONS
2012
  • bright! TYPOGRAPHY BETWEEN ILLUSTRATION AND ART, Slanted / Magma, DAAB media

2011
  • The Strange Fête (End) Le Grand Maulnes, Collective Artist Book, published on the occasion of Oslo National Academy of the Arts’ BFA Degree show

2005
  • FAR, Fanzine, collaboration with Siri Leira
  • TURN THE PAGE, 150 pages edition of 7+1, Oslo Stress Press
  • EXCUSE ME I NEED TO USE THE RESTROOM, Fanzine, project organized by Annika Ström

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2010 – 2012
  • One Night Only Gallery, Curating and running the space together with Mohammed Fadlabi, Tito Frey and Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Oslo, Norway

2012
  • Nein Teen #1, Co-curated by Halvor Rønning, Group show, One Night Only Gallery, UKS, Oslo

2011
  • Eyes On Your Instruments, Group show, One Night Only Gallery, UKS, Oslo, Norway

2009
  • PAVILION, Curating together with Siri Leira, Oslo, Norway

2008
  • ICEBREAKER FESTIVAL, Curator and Co-ordinator, Kabelvåg, Norway

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2017
  • Cité Internationale des Arts Paris

MEMBERSHIPS
  • UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund)
  • LNM (Landsorganisasjonen Norske Malere)
  • NBK (Norske Billedkunstnere)

Exhibitions

Golsa | Exhibition: Light Fall Day Break

Erlend Grytbakk Wold

Light Fall Day Break

21/11/2019 — 20/12/2019

Golsa | Exhibition: Pluss 1

Erlend Grytbakk Wold

Pluss 1

20/05/2020 — 20/06/2020

Press