Asker, 1937 - 2018

Arne Malmedal

Arne Malmedal's work is marked by exploration and experiments in relation to space/plane, picture/frame, and color/brushstroke. His work spans from minimal color-field paintings, to natural lyricism, to mental spaces of vast illusional depth. The use of unconventional paint applications, such as paint rollers, gives his paintings an opulent texture, yielding a tangible and vigorous presence.

Malmedal was educated at the National College of Art and Design, Oslo, and held his first solo show in 1963. Alongside regular exhibition activity, he was a vital figure on the Norwegian art scene. Malmedal was the founder and head of the department of Graphic Art at the National College of Arts and Craft in Oslo in the 1970s, and as the Administrative Director at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo in the 1980s. He contributed to...

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Biography

Arne Malmedal's work is marked by exploration and experiments in relation to space/plane, picture/frame, and color/brushstroke. His work spans from minimal color-field paintings, to natural lyricism, to mental spaces of vast illusional depth. The use of unconventional paint applications, such as paint rollers, gives his paintings an opulent texture, yielding a tangible and vigorous presence.

Malmedal was educated at the National College of Art and Design, Oslo, and held his first solo show in 1963. Alongside regular exhibition activity, he was a vital figure on the Norwegian art scene. Malmedal was the founder and head of the department of Graphic Art at the National College of Arts and Craft in Oslo in the 1970s, and as the Administrative Director at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo in the 1980s. He contributed to the realization and introduction of important exhibitions and artists to the Norwegian audience. Malmedal was honored with a retrospective exhibition at the National Museum of Art (Oslo) in 2003.

Artworks

1

Untitled, 2009

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstraction / Acrylic Paint / Art of the 2000s / Canvas / Color and Form / Color Field Abstraction / Color Field Painting / Color Study / Contemporary European Art / Contemporary Norwegian Art / European Art / Geometric Abstraction / Less is More / Media Study / Norway / Norwegian Art / Oil and Acrylic on Canvas / Oil Paint / Optical Illusion / Painting / Space/Spatiality / Using Unusual Tools and Materials

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Cutting Edges: Nordic Concrete Art from the Erling Neby Collection, Scandinavia House, New York, NY

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Cutting Edges: Nordic Concrete Art from the Erling Neby Collection, Scandinavia House, New York, NY