Nico Widerberg is invited to exhibit sculptures of glass, stone and bronze in the entrance hall of the Olympia Exhibition Centre
Nico Widerberg born 1960, Oslo, Norway
Driven by an almost unrelenting creative impulse, which seems to be a Widerberg tradition, Nicolaus Widerberg achieved international recognition early in his career. By competing, and winning many significant public commissions for large-scale sculpture he rapidly established himself in both Scandinavia and Britain.
His figure sculpture is timeless whether it is made in bronze, granite, or more recently, glass. Predominantly still and monolithic, it unites traditions as diverse as pre-classical Greek and the elongated presences of Giacometti. Sometimes it seems as if in developing a stubbornly private form of neo-classicism Widerberg has insouciantly by-passed a century of modernism and its aftermath. If he has, it is in that spirit that Andre Breton observed in the antique, the metaphysical.
Nicolaus Widerberg was born in Oslo in 1960, the son of Frans Widerberg the distinguished Norwegian painter. After graduating from the Academy in Oslo he continued his studies in France and Italy, and in 1991 he received a state scholarship. He has participated in numerous group shows in Scandinavia and since 1984 has held many one-man exhibitions at Norway's major public and private galleries. His works are held in public and private collections in Norway and Britain. His most recent public commissions include, for example, large-scale works for the *Aker Maritime AS Oslo, Gardemoen Airport and Universtiy Gallery Newcastle He currently lives in Oslo where he has his studio.
Nico Widerberg at Olympia Fine Art Spring Fair
1 - 6 March
Represented by Robert Travers, Piano Nobile Fine Arts, Nico Widerberg is invited to exhibit sculptures of glass stone and bronze in the entrance hall.
Olympia Exhibition Centre
Nico Widerberg is represented by:
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