Saturday, January 28, 2023

Georg Oskar

Georg Óskar (b.1985, Iceland) currently works and lives in Oslo, Norway. He graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from Akureyri School of visual arts in 2009 and subsequently obtained his MFA from the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design in Bergen, Norway, in 2016. Since then, Oskar has exhibited internationally in various countries, including United States, Spain, Germany, China, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, to name a few.

Fundamentally, his practice is regarded as a visual diary of his personal observations of the mundane, specifically in nature and people. His works are composed in a unique manner to allow multiple entry points for viewers, prompting them to reflect on the complexities of contemporary life.

Infused with a distinct twist, Oskar’s narratives are often sarcastic but always offer genuine observations of his lived and built environment. A sense of levity and innocence is located within his narratives and murkiness of his palette, to operate as a ‘psychological counteract’ that enables him to maintain a bemused distance from the profane, the dark, and the obscene.

Georg Óskar, Romeo and Juliet, 2022, Oil on canvas, 200 × 150 cm
Georg Óskar
The end of Everything, Oil on canvas, 200 × 250 cm
Georg Óskar, Drowning little bit Everyday, 2022, Oil on canvas, 200 × 150 cm
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