Norwegian artist Jorunn Hancke Øgstad's work breaks down the language of abstract painting and reconstructs it. This is painting after the invention of the digital image, real paintings of virtual space, paintings of screens showing paintings. In the twentieth century, painting reacted to the invention of photography by pursuing total subjectivity, and idealising the truth of the artist's inner state. Now, in the twenty-first century, we understand our inner selves as fractured, collaged, mutable, simulated.
Øgstad is reinventing painting as a process of construction and editing, with the idealism and academicism of an era before photography, when painting was the primary tool for editing our idea of the visual world.
The exhibition is part of the exhibition series Munch Museum on the Move – Kunsthall Oslo. It is based on the Stenersen Collection, a gift from the Norwegian collector Rolf Stenersen to the City of Oslo in 1946.
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