HaMa Woods - Eivind Blaker - Martin Whatson NEW WORKS

06.05.21-30.05.21 (Galleri A)

Exhibition in Galleri A

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HaMa Woods (b. 1983)

Hama Woods is a stencil artist, based in Oslo. Her work demonstrates a reverence for nature and its immediate connection to humanity.
In a search for methods to communicate the importance and revival of nature, Hama Woods stencils intuitively reflects and focuses on a sociological approach to greed and human consumption and its direct effect on our natural environment.
Her works are characterized by the use of hand cut, multi-layered stencils witch are applied by spray paint and gradually taking root in public and private spaces in Norway, Europe and US. Her hope is to empower and challenge viewers to come to their own conclusions and to rethink the choices they make which effect today and tomorrow.

Eivind Blaker (f. 1983)

I like logic, quality and truth, both in work and in life. In my work I’m interested in beauty. My version of beauty. And for me that comes through a variety of subjects, but always with the use of logic. I take things apart; I dissect the elements of an image and put it back together the way I see best. I view thing as a puzzle and enjoy the process of making every piece a logical part of the whole, and in the end, making the result more than the sum of its parts. I work with different imagery, such as cartoons, nature, military crafts and portraits, but always through my perception of logic. I deal with the themes of masculinity, perception and identity.
There’s no room for error in my work. There is no such thing as spontaneity. Every move is planned before I make it. To betray the plan is not an option. If the end result is exactly as I thought it would be, I have succeeded, if not, I have failed. I take pride in my work and want to deliver the best possible quality.
Comics have unique features. I work to bring the characters and situations to life. To make them break out in the real world. I look at comics as extreme representations of human values ​​and ideals. Clear distinctions between good and evil, no gray areas. I grew up with comics and am interested in the enormous influence they have on us. My desire as an artist is to highlight the untapped power that exists in a single route out of context and in a different perspective.

Martin Whatson (f. 1984)

Martin Whatson is a Norwegian street artist best known for his calligraphic scribbles in grayscale voids. Over the past decade, Martin has developed an unmistakable aesthetic combining abstract movement with figurative stenciled compositions. His works can be seen to mirror the rise and fall of the streets, as he symbolically recreates the urban environment, then vandalises it to reveal his vibrant transformations.
Growing up in Oslo Norway, Martin was an active part of the emerging graffiti scene of the early 90’s which at the time maintained zero tolerance. The physical architecture of the city was a constant inspiration, the elaboration and destruction of each generation contributing to the urban infrastructure. The same deconstructive processes can be seen in his creative influences of Jose Parla and Cy Twombly. In the early 2000s, this interest in layers became more literal with the introduction of stencils into his work. The evolution moved him closer to a simple yet effective aesthetic he believed could bridge the gap between the passion and spontaneity Graffiti held for him, with the fragility and transience of nature. This balance would come to define his creative approach.
With as many works on walls as on canvas and paper, the relationship between vulnerability and strength remains constant in each work. Delicate and organic characters feature; butterflies, ballerinas and animals all rendered in empty grayscale space. Almost stylised, these minimal figures are constructed of a few layers of hand-cut stencils. The ashen tones of the compositions and vacant backgrounds are reminiscent of his alternative canvases, the concrete. True to form, no gray space stays gray for long in Martins presence. whether immersing entirely or embellishing a detail, the images disappear beneath expressive, spray-painted strokes of assorted colours and textures.
Martins work features with festivals, projects and walls globally. His original work can be found in private collections and institutions with solo exhibitions featured in cities from Tokyo to LA, London to New York.

HaMa Woods: "ACROSS THE ICE (2/3)" HaMa Woods: "BROKEN VIEW (1/1)" HaMa Woods: "ASLEEP I (2/6(" HaMa Woods: "ASLEEP II (2/6)"
HaMa Woods:
ACROSS THE ICE (2/3)
(2021)
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
100 x 120
HaMa Woods:
BROKEN VIEW (1/1)
(2021)
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
80 x 80
HaMa Woods:
ASLEEP I (2/6(
(2021)
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
30 x 30
HaMa Woods:
ASLEEP II (2/6)
(2021)
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
30 x 30
HaMa Woods: "ASLEEP III (2/6)" HaMa Woods: "64 STORIES (ed. 64)" Eivind Blaker: "PAYBACK" Eivind Blaker: "IRON MAN"
HaMa Woods:
ASLEEP III (2/6)
(2021)
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
30 x 30
HaMa Woods:
64 STORIES (ed. 64)
(2020)
giclèe print on Moab Entrada Bright Rag 290 gsm
70 x 70
Eivind Blaker:
PAYBACK
(2021)
acrylic on mdf relief
140 x 110
Eivind Blaker:
IRON MAN
(2021)
acrylic on mdf relief
150 x 80
Eivind Blaker: "LOOK BACK" Eivind Blaker: "STRIKE FIRST" Martin Whatson: "SURFER (1/1)" Martin Whatson: "PULL (1/1)"
Eivind Blaker:
LOOK BACK
(2021)
acrylic on mdf relief
100 x 60
Eivind Blaker:
STRIKE FIRST
(2021)
acrylic on mdf relief
100 x 60
Martin Whatson:
SURFER (1/1)
(2021)
stencil and spray paint on canvas
120 x 200
Martin Whatson:
PULL (1/1)
(2021)
stencil and spray paint on canavs
90 x 200
Martin Whatson: "UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #6 (1/1)" Martin Whatson: "UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #6 (1/1)" Martin Whatson: "UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #3 (1/1)" Martin Whatson: "UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #5 (1/1)"
Martin Whatson:
UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #6 (1/1)
(2021)
stencil and spray paint on canvas
50 x 50
Martin Whatson:
UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #6 (1/1)
(2021)
stencil and spray paint on canvas
50 x 50
Martin Whatson:
UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #3 (1/1)
(2021)
stencil and spray paint on canvas
50 x 50
Martin Whatson:
UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #5 (1/1)
(2021)
stencil and spray paint on canbvas
50 x 50
Martin Whatson: "UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #6 (1/1)"    
Martin Whatson:
UNTITLED SCRIBBLE #6 (1/1)
(2021)
stencil and spray paint on canvas
50 x 50
   
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