Body Cage: Audun Grimstad’s paintings of ornate clothing that explore feelings of claustrophobia1 min read



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In his latest series of oil paintings, Body Cage, Norwegian painter and illustrator Audun Grimstad plays with elements of fashion design – ornate garments, lush spaces, bold colour – to create abstract arrangements that explore “issues of feeling trapped inside the facades we construct around our identities.”

“The paintings hint at narratives about the human condition, where the opposites hope and regret are central themes,” Audun told Creative Boom.

Originally from Tromsø, in the north of Norway, Audun holds an MFA from School of Visual Arts in New York City where he graduated in 2017. Following graduation, he enjoyed two artist-in-residence programmes at Mana Contemporary in New Jersey.

He is represented by galleries both in the United States and Norway and has had his work shown in solo shows and international art fairs. He is currently working towards his third solo show at Galery Ramfjord in Oslo, Norway. Discover more: audungrimstad.com.

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