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Maj-Gret Gaupås

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Maj-Gret Gaupås - painter
"The different ways of mark making can give the viewer associations to places in nature, or the mixture of imagery arriving from a place between idea, dream and memory. Maybe my work can take you there."

Maj-Gret Gaupås is a Norwegian visual artist working in London, whose work focuses on painting as both process and subject.

Celebration of the Pastoral

Having grown up in the bucolic Ytre-Arna region of Norway, Gaupås recalls spending the majority of her childhood outside amongst the nature. The Norwegian landscape informs the shapes and movements of her canvas. A former literature student, narrative is important to Gaupås. Even in her more abstracted pieces, the meeting of form and shape evokes a strong sense of storytelling.

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Paint Meets Process

Material is key to Gaupås’s process. Although currently exploring the technique of acrylic paint, she often experiments with printing, textiles and woodcuts, playing around with paraffin, wax and acrylic ink to further her investigation of process. For this meeting of elements, the composition and structure is essential for the exploration of line and form to play out. These lines and abstracted forms, along with the physicality of the painting process becomes a way for Gaupås to formalise and express the human experience.

Emerging Talent

Gaupås has just completed the painting programme at the esteemed Turps Banana Art School. In 2016 she received The Norwegian Visual Arts Fund, NFUK work grant in order to further explore her investigation of process and materiality.

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2016 Way out

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Fell well 2016

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Domestic offprints

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Small paintings - mixed

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Credentials

Prize

  • 2016
    NFUK work grant- Winner– Oslo, Norway

Group exhibitions

  • 2017
    Art Represent London / Beige Lounge – London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Turps painters 2015/2017 / Bermondsey Art Project space – London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Turps painters 2015/2017, Interim Show / Turps Banana Gallery – London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Gallery 98 / High street 98 – Ramsgate, United Kingdom
  • 2016
    NFUK landsutstilling / Oslo Rådhus – London, United Kingdom
  • 2016
    Juvenarte / TM51 Oslo – Oslo, Norway
  • 2016
    Turps Interim show / Bermondsey Art Project space – London, United Kingdom
  • 2016
    No Moneky Business- Chinese Open 2016 / Q-park London Chinatown – London, United Kingdom
  • 2014
    NFUK landsutstilling / Oslo City hall – Oslo, Norway
  • 2014
    Group Exhibition / Marzia Frozen Berlin – Berlin, Germany
  • 2013
    Group Exhibition / Riksrevisjonen – Oslo, Norway
  • 2013
    Oslo Open / Darresgate 2 – Oslo, Norway
  • 2013
    NFUK / Galleri Vera – Drøbak, Norway
  • 2012
    Group Exhibition / Steinbruddet – Oslo, Norway
  • 2012
    NFUK småbildeutstilling / Galleri OMK – Oslo, Norway
  • 2012
    NFUK Summer exhibition / Galleri Annekset Stavern – Oslo, Norway
  • 2011
    Oslo Open / Atleiefellesskapet Darres gate 2 – Oslo, Norway
  • 2010
    Squatters like us / Podium – Oslo, Norway

Solo exhibitions

  • 2014
    Solo Exhibition / Gallery Point – Oslo, Norway
  • 2013
    Solo Exhibition / Galleriverkstedet – Oslo, Norway

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