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Henrik Gjerstad (b. 1996, Oslo) is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo and Copenhagen. His relationship with art was cultivated growing up with his father Pål Gjerstad and grandfather Ivar Gjerstad in their art studio in Oslo. Henrik is a very dedicated and eager artist, and thus his production is high. He is most experienced in the mediums of oil paint, acrylic, spray paint and digital art, amongst others. He is inspired by street art and the urban environment. For him, the process of producing art ignites a journey to a free place where anything and everything can happen. He is known for his expressionist art, which often incorporates text and lyrics. Henrik’s goal is to continue to build his unique style of contemporary art and to create modern art for the future. Utilising the technique of mixed media, most of his works combine acrylic, oil painting, inkjet and other mediums. Usually the backdrop is created digitally and then printed on high quality canvas. The colours, lines, and motifs are painted with acrylic and oil paints.

 

According to the mixed media technique, most of the works combines acrylic, oil painting, inkjet and other mediums. Usually the background is created digitally and printed out on high quality canvas.  The colours, lines and motives are painted with acrylic or oil painting. The interplay of various mediums builds up an artistic landscape – layer upon layer of distorted elements and colourful shapes that overlap and intertwine with each other. The balance of colours forms an integral role in the process. Usually, there are 5 editions of each painting. They have similarities, but are different from each other. Each painting is original and unique.

 

 

Exhibition / Gallery

2020 – Juvenarte – Oslo, Norway

2020 – GAF Solgården – Oslo, Norway

2019 – Kulturhuset – Oslo, Norway

2019 – Galleri Berntsen & Kunsthuset FineArt – Oslo, Norway

2019 – Hurdalsjøen Skulpturpark – Hurdal, Norway

2019 – Sommerutstilling, Galleri Nylund Larsen – Risør, Norway

2018 – Galleri FineArt – Oslo, Norway

2018 – Affordable Art Fair NY 18, Contempop Gallery – New York, USA

2018 – Oslo Nowhere X Eger – Oslo, Norway

2018 – Hurdalsjøen Hotel – Hurdal, Norway

2017 – Contempop Gallery – New York, USA

2017 – K H Studio – Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 – Hurdalsjøen Hotel – Hurdal, Norway

2017 – Galleri Autonom – Oslo, Norway

2016 – Galleri Solviken – Føynland, Norway

 

Education

2019 – 2021  The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, M.Arch – Copenhagen, Denmark

2020 – 2020 TU Delft – M.Arch – Delft, The Netherlands

2018 – 2018  Rhode Island School of Design – Art and Architecture, Providence, USA

2015 – 2018  The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, B.Arch – Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

Work Experience

2012 – Present   Gjerstad Art

2016 – Present   K H STUDIO

2019 – 2019   Jensen og Skodvin Architects, Oslo, Norway

2018 – 2019   OMA New York, Rem Koolhaas –  New York City, USA

 

 

 

Awards & grants

2020 – 1st. Place – ANSA Juvenarte 2020

2019 – Dreyers Fond

2018 – Dreyers Fond

 

Press

2021 – Øyene, Newspaper

2021 – KUNZT.no – Episode #222

2021 – Dagsrevyen, NRK TV – 10.01.2021

2020 – Feelgood Magazine, Hurdalsjøen Skulpturpark

2020 – ELLE Norge, Oslo Nowhere

2020 – Romerikes Blad, Hurdalsjøen Skulpturpark

2019 – Eidsvoll Blad, Hurdalsjøen Skulpturpark

2019 – Romerikes Blad, Hurdalsjøen Skulpturpark

2019 – Aust Agder Blad, Sommerutstilling Risør

2018 – Dagsrevyen, NRK TV