17.—18. april

Lena Trydal

I work with figurative paintings based on current socio-political issues in the world. With a satirical undertone, I set up encounters between iconic figures or objects, political symbols and art history in what may be called a painted collage. Through painting, I get the opportunity to distort reality and create worlds that would not otherwise exist, but which at the same time reveal hidden and absurd aspects of the reality we actually live in. I associate myself with pop art, camp, satire and (sur)realism, and intentionally use kitsch, pop cultural and art historical references as a (self) reflection on the status of figurative art.

Painting

2. aubergine i solnedgang 2020
Lena Trydal, Aubergine i Solnedgang, olje på lerret, 46 x 38, 2020
The tea party 2020
Lena Trydal, The Tea Party, olje på lerret, 200 x 250, 2020.
The corporal 2020
Lena Trydal, The corporeal experiencability of proclivity, olje på lerret, 80 x 80, 2020
Martha 2
Lena Trydal, Märtha Louise, olje på lerret, 80 x 60, 2019

Planned projects and exhibitions

In 2022, I will participate in the opening exhibition of the new National Museum in Oslo. Beside this, I will mainly focus on creating new work in 2021.

CV

Lena Trydal, b. 1994, Kristiansand
lena-try@hotmail.com / @lenatrydal

EDUCATION

2016–2019: University of Oslo: BA Aesthetic Studies (major: art history, minor: media studies) (Oslo, Norway)
2014–2015: Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK): Fine Arts (The Hague, Netherlands)
Spring 2014: International Workshop, Metafora: Foundation program in fine arts (Barcelona, Spain)

EXHIBITIONS

2022 “Jeg kaller det kunst” The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Oslo, Norway)

2018 “Nice paintings & dead(ly) fires” w/Thyra Dragseth, Arteriet (Kristiansand, Norway)
2016 “Trafo 15 år – Minifestival”, Podium (Oslo, Norway)
2016 “STOPJECTIFY” Gallery Different (London, UK)
2016 “The Real Deal” GalleriNeuf (Oslo, Norway) [SOLO]
2015 “Stipendutstillingen 2015” Agder Kunstsenter (Kristiansand, Norway)
2015 “Juvenarte 2015: Artistic Trajectories” Galleri TM51 (Oslo, Norway)
2015 “Roleplay” Project VIA (Barcelona, Spain)
2015 “No One Good Language” Student exhibition, Metafora (Barcelona, Spain)
2015 “Hers, His, Yours, Theirs” Project VIA Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
2015 “Winterwolven Radicals” Roodkapje Rot(t)terdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
2014 “We can’t Drive to Africa” Student exhibition, Metafora (Barcelona, Spain)
2014 “Am I the Walrus?” Espacio Practico (Barcelona, Spain)
2014 “Artistic Books” Untiteled BCN (Barcelona, Spain)

WORKSHOPS/COURSES

2020 Metafora Studio Arts Program: «Contemporary painting and its discourse» with Michael Lawton
2019 Sørlandsutstillingen ´19: Development of exhibition catalogue with writer Mirjam Kristensen
2018 NODE Center for Curatorial Studies: «Creative Forms of Art Criticism» with art critic An Paenhuysen (Online)

PRESS

2020 “Møt fem av kunstnerne som skal åpne Nasjonalmuseet” Finansavisen (31/10/2020)
2020 “Hun er kunstneren som maler kongen i helsetrøye” Fædrelandsvennen (19/08/2020)
2020 “Hun har malt kongen i helsetrøye og vil at det skal vises i offentligheten” Aftenposten (03/08/2020)
2019 “Om tilblivelse” Artist anthology, Lik Forlag. Participating Artist
2018 51K Arteriet Podcast: Lena Trydal Arteriet
2017 “Anmeldelse: Gard Nergaards & Michael Krumins – Å Legge på Svøm” Folkemusikk
2016 “Da rusmisbrukerne flyttet ut, flyttet kunstnerne inn” Aftenposten (05/11/2016)
2016 “Det biologiske spillet” – En samtale med Lena Trydal om kjønn, sex og kroppshår Antropress
2016 "Plot/TV: “The Real Deal” av Lena Trydal" Plot/TV
2015 “På 1700-tallet ville dette vært et bilde av en prostituert” KRSBY

MEMBERSHIPS/POSITIONS

LNM, NBK, Norwegian Critics Association

2020 –> Styreleder/chairman, Dollhuset Atelierfellesskap
2020–2021 Arbeidsutvalg/working committee, Kritikerlaget/Norwegian Critics Association
2016–2019 Member and Board Member, Plot/OSLO Art club for youth