Matias Faldbakken exhibiting in London

 Date:30/04/2008 - 18/06/2008

Norwegian artist Matias Faldbakken will be exhibiting his works at the Simon Lee Gallery in London until 18 June.

18/06/2008 :: Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973), lives and works in Oslo. He studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen and later at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. His works have been exhibited widely in group exhibitions and biennials including the Wrong Gallery at the Whitney Biennial, the National Museum Oslo, Frankfurter Kunstverein, and the ICA London. In 2005, Faldbakken represented Norway at the Nordic Pavilion in the 51st Venice Biennale. Faldbakken also recently completed his literary trilogy ‘Scandinavian Misanthropy’, written under the pseudonym Abo Rasul. Titled ‘The Cocka Hola Company’, ‘Macht und Rebel’ and ‘Unfun’, they have developed a cult following in Europe for their satirical exploration of the vicious behaviour of underground societies and the subversive manipulations performed by people within them.

For his first exhibition at the Simon Lee Gallery, Faldbakken has devised a series of strategies to create an improbable marriage between a conceptual, open-ended use of language, where things are defined by their negative or inverse, and more colloquial gestures of vandalism and appropriation.

The Way of the Bummer
30 April – 18 June 2008
Simon Lee Gallery
12 Berkeley Street
London W1J 8DT
Opening: Tuesday 29 April 2008 6 - 8pm

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Scan of Miserable Man 03, 2008Photo: courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery, London

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