27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Ekebergparken
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fotogalleriet
Fellesverkstedet
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Berntsen, Sofie

Drawing, collage, painting

In recent years, Berntsen has worked within an abstract painterly tradition. She herself describes the works as collages, and as such they continue her earlier work within more traditional forms of collage, drawing and sculptural assemblage. With spontaneous and light brush strokes, she paints over pages taken from vintage art magazines, or old books on science and art history. The sheets she chooses are covered up until only faint remnants of information may reveal their origin, but they nonetheless provide the works with a nostalgic aura of old printing-craft. The materials used as a base layer could be considered as visual triggers, a starting point to initiate the painterly process. They also point to themes that have remained consistent throughout her artistic practice: science, art history, and our pursuit of knowledge and acknowledgment.

She allows herself to be vulnerable in her exploration of what painting can be, and trusts that the naked painterly expression alone can create emotions and energy when meeting an audience.

Member of NBK, UKS

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Sofie Berntsen "Syvstjernen" 2019 26x67 cm Oilstick, spraypaint & pencil on found paper
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Sofie Berntsen "U.T." 2019 23x61 cm. Oilstick, spraypaint on found paper
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Sofie Berntsen "U.T." 2019 56x71 cm. Oilstick, spraypaint & pencil on found paper
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Sofie Berntsen "U.T." 2019 56x71 cm. Oilstick, spraypaint & pencil on found paper

Planned projects and exhibitions

Soloshow Kristiansand Kunsthall november 2019

CV

CV – Sofie Berntsen

Utdannelse/Education :

1988-89 Ecole Superieure D’Arts Graphique,Paris
1989-93 Parsons School of Design, BFA, Paris
1994-95 School of Visual Arts, N.Y.

Separatutstillinger/Solo Exhibitions :

2015 OSL Contemporary, Oslo
2014 Rameaus nevøer, Museet for samtidskunst, (Nasjonalmuseet) Oslo
2012 Pasteller, OSL Contemporary, Oslo
2009 Skogen og fjellet, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2008 Geometriske variasjoner, et portrett og et tre, Galleri MGM, Oslo
2007 Environment for expanded awareness, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2006 Galleri MGM, Oslo
2006 Galleri F15, Moss
2004 Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm
2003 The Waterline, Munch-museet, Oslo
2000 Samtidskunstforum, Oslo

Gruppeutstillinger (i utvalg)/Group Exhibitions (selected) :

2013 Motlys, OSL Contemporary, Oslo
2009 Rock Paper Scissors, Galerie Susan Nielsen, Paris
2008 Hardcore, Sørlandets kunstmuseum, Kristiansand
Beijing biennial
Rykk tilbake til start, Galleri 0047, Oslo
2007 Clusters, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvik
Oh my God, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen
2006
Samle sammen, Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo
Imagine the Universe Burst into Song, Laura Bartlett Gallery,
London
Saker man ser, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum
Imagine the Universe Burst into Song, Momentum, Moss
2005 Far East, Christiansands Kunstforening, Kristiansand
Tegnebiennalen, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo
2003 I live by the ocean, West coast festival of nuart, Stavanger
2002 Lange dager og lysende netter, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
Norsk slackertegning, Drammens Museum, Drammen
2001 Jours longs et nuits lumineuses, Oslo Kunsthall, Oslo
Et annet sted, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen

Samlinger/Collections:

Norsk kulturråd
Nordea
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
Telenor
Norsk Hydro
Sparebankstiftelsen
Storebrand

Bibliografi/Bibliography:

Øystein Ustvedt, Ny norsk kunst, Fagbokforlaget, 2011
Fukt Magazine, presentasjon av tegninger/presentation of drawings, 2010
Sune Nordgren, katalogtekst/catalogue text Skogen og fjellet, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2009
Utvalg fra en samling, Hydro 2008
Clusters. Contemporary art from Nordea, Labyrinth press, 2007
Åsmund Thorkildsen, katalogtekst/catalogue text Andreas Heuch og Sofie Berntsen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, 2007
Lotte Sandberg, ”Bølgende drømmer”, Aftenposten, 3 nov. 2006
Line Ulekleiv, katalogtekst/catalogue text Imagine the Universe Burst into Song, Momentum 4th Nordic festival of contemporary art, Moss, 2006
Åsmund Thorkildsen, katalogtekst/catalogue text Norsk slackertegning, Drammens Museum, Drammen, 2002
Utflukt, presentasjon av tegninger/ presentation of drawings, 2004
Anna B. Jenssen, Lars Laumann & Lena Ulven (red./eds), Nesten, Aschehoug, 2004
Tiril Schrøder, Andreas Heuch & Sofie Berntsen (red./eds.), Jours longs et nuits lumineuses, Dinoboy publications, 2001

Offentlige utsmykkinger/Public art:

2015 Tromsø Politihus
2009 Øraker Skole
2008 Akershus Sykehus
2008 Aker Kverner
2007 Litteraturhuset

Open on: Sunday

Address

Hasleveien 28, 0572 Oslo
Carl Berner

www.oslcontemporary.com