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Magnar Moen
updated: 02/11/2012
website: magnarmoen.no
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  fantasy, abstract, erotic, nature, organic, process
 
 
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Artist Statement

The desire to leave behind a mark, make a sign is a need in everyone. Most of us have no purpose in doing this but we enjoy it anyway. We scribble and scroll while thinking of something else.

 

As long as I can remember, the act of drawing or simply putting down a line has been a part of my life. The experience that out of something so tiny and modest something completely different can come into existence is astonishing and challenging. The line touches you. It can create enthusiasm but also distress. As a 7 year old boy I remember the fist letters pressed down on paper with a hard pencil.

 

The line starts somewhere unknown. It’s there somewhere in my consciousness and it will remain. In a way it looks very simple. The line starts anywhere, stops or makes a turn and comes back to the beginning. It can cross another line or snuggle up to one and unite. And still, an impression of two lines sticks in one’s mind. In this way two lines can emerge as one and at the same time continue as two.

 

The line can play an ambiguous roll in other ways too. It can act as a contour and indicate the form or it can act arbitrary and end up in opposition.

 

The line can lead us to sensual pleasure as well as places that hurt. These experiences feel most intense when they lead us into the wilderness of the unknown and when we still have a feeling of overcoming a catastrophe.

 

The concept of the idea has little relevance in my work. My drawings have to be looked at as fantasies, and they have in that sense some figurative or descriptive elements. But it’s possible to find an abstract meaning; the play of dichotomy.  It’s a question of building up or tearing down, going into the process or out of it, opening up or closing down etc. The rationale will go along with the intuition. The attention will be intensified and you get into a habit of sensing conditions which in the rest of our lives is hard to reach. The impression of what is happening takes over and the patient attention is drawn towards the unpredictable.

Artist Bio / CV

Magnar Moen, born 1945.                                      

Address: Bellevuebakken 14, 5019 Bergen, Norway.


Solo exhibitions (All in Norway):

Galleri Langegården, Bergen 2009

Nord-Trøndelag County Gallery, 2008.

Visningsrommet på Verftet, Bergen 2006.

Christiansands Art Society, 2005.

Galleri Langegården, Bergen 2004.

Galleri Kampen, Oslo 2001.

Nordnorsk Art Center, 2000.

Harstad Art Society, 2000.

Lørenskog Art Society, 1999.

Vestfold Art Center 1998.

Bergen Arts Society, 1997, 1987.

Haugesund Art Society, 1997, 1982.

Showing Room on Verftet, Bergen, 1996.

Nord-Trøndelag County Gallery 1995.

Trøndelag Art Center, 1994.

Stavanger Art Society, 1994.

Sogn og Fjordane Artcenter 1993.

Ibsenhuset, Skien Art Society 1991.

Bryne Art Society 1986.

Galleri Langegården, Bergen 1984.

Galleri 1, Bergen 1982, 1976.

The Young Artists Society, 1974.

 

 

Collective exhibitions (All in Norway).

The Drawing Center of Norway, spring exhibition, 2005.

The National Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts, 1988, 1984, 1982.

The National Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts of the West of Norway, several years from1969.

The exhibition of Trøndelag, Tronhjems Art Society1965, 1964.

 

 

Group exhibitions:

Art from Bergen and Malmö in Lübeck, 1982.

Theme mankind, Galleri 1, Bergen, Norway 1980.

 

 

Stipend:

Exhibition support from The Relief Fund for Visual Artists, 2008, 2006 and 1986.

Exhibition support from Arts Council Norway 2000, 1997.

Ingrid Landgaards fund 1996.

Government Grants for Artists from 1995.

Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund 1994, 1991, 1990, 1988.

Government Grants for travel or study 1993.

Chr. Lorch. Schives Foundation 1986.

 

 

Public purchases (Norway):

Nord- Trøndelag County Gallery, 2008.

Levanger County, 1998.

Arts Council Norway 1997, 1992, 1976 and 1974.

Bergen Art Museum, 1996, 1984, 1982 and 1977.

Haugesund Art Center, 1987.

 

 

Education:

The Academy of Fine Arts Bergen, Norway 1964-1969.

The Academy of Fine Arts Bergen,, visiting student 1978- 1979.