In recent years, Bjertnæs has become one of the country's most renowned painters, the result of much publicised, high profile exhibitions in the US and sell-out, critically regarded installations of his work at The Armory New York. Earlier this year, Artsy listed his booth with Galleri Brandstrup as one of the Top 20 Booths in the entire fair.
Of course, he made his mark as a young figurative painter and drawer after attending the Norwegian Nerderum School as a teenager. His paintings frequently display portraits, where a playful tone meets the image's complex relationships. His is an exciting artistic style that both stays true to classical figuration, as well as experimenting with conceptualism.
Silent Conditions includes collaborations with internationally celebrated artist Bjarne Melgaard; as well as collaborations with artists Christer Glein and writer Arne Lygre.
Photography by Damian Griffiths
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