Lasse Årikstad opening group exhibition at Kristiansand Kunsthall


Lasse Årikstad is showing new paintings in the group show «Susanna Antonsson, Mariia Drachuk, Espen Kvålsvoll and Lasse Årikstad» which is on view from February 3rd – March 24th 2024 at Kristiansand Kunsthall. Trykkeriet produced the silkscreens on the metal plates and also the green sofa motif.

Text from the Kristiansand Kunsthall web page:

Lasse Årikstad uses several different materials in his work, and his expression can manifest as painting, drawing, print, collage, sculpture, installation or film. He composes together elements and individual works into complex spaces where a steady flow of social commentary, humour, art historical references and philosophical thought takes place. Årikstad works intuitively, often with sampled visual material. To avoid nostalgia in his art, he uses material from his own time. The references in Årikstad’s work are nonetheless abstracted, deconstructed and recontextualized. He points out that he seeks spaces in opinions, and that the works live their own lives depending on the viewer.

Lasse Årikstad was born in 1983 in Kristiansand. He lives and works in Kristiansand, where he also runs the gallery PALASS. He has a master’s degree from the University of Art and Design in Bergen (2014). He has previously had exhibitions at Van Etten (Oslo), Kunstpunkt Lista, Agder Kunstsenter (Kristiansand), Kvit (Copenhagen), Urqiza (Buenos Aires) and Entrée (Bergen). He was at the Autumn Exhibition (Oslo) in 2023. He has shown films at the Short Film Festival (Grimstad). Works by Årikstad have been purchased by Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (Kristiansand) and Bergen municipality, among others.

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