Group project

Chart art fair, 2018

  • bjarne melgaard / sverre bjertnes
  • Charlie Roberts
  • pearla pigao
  • Yves Scherer

BJARNE MELGAARD

In the heyday of mid-1990s neo-conceptualism, Bjarne Melgaard enters the Norwegian art scene with expressionistic and chaotic paintings, sculptures and installations full of desire and fearful longings staged somewhere in between fiction and reality. Mastering the line of drawing and the architecture of installation, he takes spectators into a labyrinth of layered and complex narratives, in which subjects are excessive and destructive, and where strokes and splashes take on the shape of otherworldly phenomena, often to the soundtrack of outrageous and violent words.


SVERRE BJERTNES

Sverre Bjertnes was educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, for then to further develop his studies at AKI Academy of Fine Art in Enschede in Holland. During the most recent years, he has been rising as a star in Norway’s contemporary art scene, with a strong artistic identity. He made his mark as a young figurative painter and drawer after attending the Norwegian “Nerderum School” as a teenager. Bjertnes’ paintings frequently display portraits, where a playful tone meets the images complex relationships. Each work is a new discovery equipped with its own codes and instruments, an exciting artistic style that both stays true to classical figuration, as well as experimenting with conceptualism.


CHARLIE ROBERTS 

Charlie Roberts wide-ranging practice encompasses paintings, as well as painting sculptures made from both clay and tree chunks. His work borrow from art-historical and pop cultural sources. The contents of his cramped paintings are stacked one above the other, showing different views simultaneously. Roberts is fearless in his approach to subject, style and technique. The result becomes full of energy, determination and a unique expression which draws on the illusion of the good life and shows a fascination of hip-hop culture with Roberts recognizable beautiful young sporty women. The subject matter, utterly contemporary, banal and everyday is at odds with the delicacy of the medium they are made in.


PEARLA PIGAO

Piago discovers how she can materialize music and sound true digital handwoven textiles. It is a resemblance on how you digital are building surface in the loom and how you build up a musical composition. With this in mind, she transforms different sound structures to a tactile experience, as if the sound get three dimensional - something you can touch and walk around. Through using metal threads as warp and weft in the loom, she transform woven surfaces into instruments. All this is linked to her earlier practice as a musician. Sound and music lead her to the world of visual art, craft and the loom.


YVES SCHERER

Yves Scherer deals with questions regarding gender, celebrity and mediate realities. Mainly working with media as sculptures, photography, collages, painting and lager installations. With this he creates immersive environment that combining his own personal narratives with fan fiction to offer the viewer often a romantic lense or perspective on the self, relationships and the everyday life. Interested in surfaces and screens, Scherer often uses tatami mats or fake grass cut outs as part of his work - a reference to the artist´s own living habits and typical of this form of contemporary Arte Povera. His work explores issues concerning what is private and what is public.


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SINUS by PEARLA PIGAO

Together with CHART will Designmusem Denmark show the interactive installation "Sinus" by Pearla Pigao. In her award winning work "Sinus", Pearla Pigao has used copper threads in the textile weaving to lead power. In company of sound and music her textile work is turned into a playing instrument. The viewer is invited in to both watch and take part in her work by influencing the sounds frequencies by moving around it. We will also be showing one of her works in our booth. 


URD PEDERSEN at CHART EMERGIN

Urd Pedersen will be showing her work at CHART Emering this year, which is a platform for young and emerging artists. This exhibition will be curated by Helga Christoffersen, Associate Curator at New Museum in New York, which presents newly graduated artists that has been noticed in the artistic landscape. Emerging is an recurring display format that will be at Charlottenborg and Akademiets venues.

You can also see works by Urd Pedersen in our gallery in the duo exhibition "Hverdagskost" together with Audar Kantun, on view now until 15.09. 


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Thank you for generous support from OCA(Office of Contemporary Art), Norway

  • Charlie Roberts (b. 1983), Kensas, USA

    Roberts lives and works in Oslo. Roberts is a polymath, a cultural magpie. His various endeavours cross-pollinate, building myths amongst themselves. Roberts' works borrow from art-historical and pop cultural sources alike. His cramped paintings display the perspectival complexity of ancient Egyptian and Byzantine painting. The contents are stacked one above the other, showing different views simultaneously. They bring to mind Hockney's early paintings and photo collages, cubism and comic books. Roberts is educated at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancover, Canada and Kansas University, USA. His latest exhibitions includes: New "Bad" Painting, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018, and in 2017: No Ceilings, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden, Windows, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Laffy Taffy, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway and Fan Art, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. 

  • Yves Scherer


  • Yves Scherer

  • Pearla Pigao

  • Charlie Roberts

  • Charlie Roberts

  • Charlie Roberts

  • Charlie Roberts

  • Bjarne Melgaard / Sverre Bjertnes

  • Bjarne Melgaard / Sverre Bjertnes

  • Bjarne Melgaard / Sverre Bjertnes

BJARNE MELGAARD

In the heyday of mid-1990s neo-conceptualism, Bjarne Melgaard enters the Norwegian art scene with expressionistic and chaotic paintings, sculptures and installations full of desire and fearful longings staged somewhere in between fiction and reality. Mastering the line of drawing and the architecture of installation, he takes spectators into a labyrinth of layered and complex narratives, in which subjects are excessive and destructive, and where strokes and splashes take on the shape of otherworldly phenomena, often to the soundtrack of outrageous and violent words.


SVERRE BJERTNES

Sverre Bjertnes was educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, for then to further develop his studies at AKI Academy of Fine Art in Enschede in Holland. During the most recent years, he has been rising as a star in Norway’s contemporary art scene, with a strong artistic identity. He made his mark as a young figurative painter and drawer after attending the Norwegian “Nerderum School” as a teenager. Bjertnes’ paintings frequently display portraits, where a playful tone meets the images complex relationships. Each work is a new discovery equipped with its own codes and instruments, an exciting artistic style that both stays true to classical figuration, as well as experimenting with conceptualism.


CHARLIE ROBERTS 

Charlie Roberts wide-ranging practice encompasses paintings, as well as painting sculptures made from both clay and tree chunks. His work borrow from art-historical and pop cultural sources. The contents of his cramped paintings are stacked one above the other, showing different views simultaneously. Roberts is fearless in his approach to subject, style and technique. The result becomes full of energy, determination and a unique expression which draws on the illusion of the good life and shows a fascination of hip-hop culture with Roberts recognizable beautiful young sporty women. The subject matter, utterly contemporary, banal and everyday is at odds with the delicacy of the medium they are made in.


PEARLA PIGAO

Piago discovers how she can materialize music and sound true digital handwoven textiles. It is a resemblance on how you digital are building surface in the loom and how you build up a musical composition. With this in mind, she transforms different sound structures to a tactile experience, as if the sound get three dimensional - something you can touch and walk around. Through using metal threads as warp and weft in the loom, she transform woven surfaces into instruments. All this is linked to her earlier practice as a musician. Sound and music lead her to the world of visual art, craft and the loom.


YVES SCHERER

Yves Scherer deals with questions regarding gender, celebrity and mediate realities. Mainly working with media as sculptures, photography, collages, painting and lager installations. With this he creates immersive environment that combining his own personal narratives with fan fiction to offer the viewer often a romantic lense or perspective on the self, relationships and the everyday life. Interested in surfaces and screens, Scherer often uses tatami mats or fake grass cut outs as part of his work - a reference to the artist´s own living habits and typical of this form of contemporary Arte Povera. His work explores issues concerning what is private and what is public.


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SINUS by PEARLA PIGAO

Together with CHART will Designmusem Denmark show the interactive installation "Sinus" by Pearla Pigao. In her award winning work "Sinus", Pearla Pigao has used copper threads in the textile weaving to lead power. In company of sound and music her textile work is turned into a playing instrument. The viewer is invited in to both watch and take part in her work by influencing the sounds frequencies by moving around it. We will also be showing one of her works in our booth. 


URD PEDERSEN at CHART EMERGIN

Urd Pedersen will be showing her work at CHART Emering this year, which is a platform for young and emerging artists. This exhibition will be curated by Helga Christoffersen, Associate Curator at New Museum in New York, which presents newly graduated artists that has been noticed in the artistic landscape. Emerging is an recurring display format that will be at Charlottenborg and Akademiets venues.

You can also see works by Urd Pedersen in our gallery in the duo exhibition "Hverdagskost" together with Audar Kantun, on view now until 15.09. 


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Thank you for generous support from OCA(Office of Contemporary Art), Norway

  • Charlie Roberts (b. 1983), Kensas, USA

    Roberts lives and works in Oslo. Roberts is a polymath, a cultural magpie. His various endeavours cross-pollinate, building myths amongst themselves. Roberts' works borrow from art-historical and pop cultural sources alike. His cramped paintings display the perspectival complexity of ancient Egyptian and Byzantine painting. The contents are stacked one above the other, showing different views simultaneously. They bring to mind Hockney's early paintings and photo collages, cubism and comic books. Roberts is educated at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancover, Canada and Kansas University, USA. His latest exhibitions includes: New "Bad" Painting, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018, and in 2017: No Ceilings, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden, Windows, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Laffy Taffy, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway and Fan Art, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. 

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