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Marit Skyer

1960
Porsgrunn, Norway

6 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Sandefjord, Norway

Represented by

Works by Marit Skyer

Among the stars

2021

90 x 90 x 4cm

1650,00 €

Me, the mirror and my dogs

2021

90 x 90 x 4cm

1650,00 €

Rose garden

2022

90 x 90 x 4cm

1650,00 €

The elephant and the fly

2021

140 x 90 x 2cm

2300,00 €

My story

2022

140 x 90cm

2400,00 €

In sofa

2022

150 x 100cm

2600,00 €

Marit Skyer's art has a rare visual strength that arrests and intrigues the viewer. Her paintings are not conceptually contrived - but rather set free from the traditional art world. The freshness, the element of surprise in her unfettered compositions, are characterized by subtle strokes and surfaces with arresting color contrasts and mirrored texts, akin to the techniques and expressive modes of street art. 

The artist's pictorial world tears down conventions concerning ugliness and beauty. The somewhat fragmentally painted human forms, animals, plants and other objects step out from the canvas surface. This effect is achieved with clearly delineating lines and spontaneous brush strokes with powerful color contrasts. This undisguisedly direct form of expression also signals underlying meaning in Marit Skyer's artwork - the invisible, the inexpressible, the naked, the vulnerable, the inner life as opposed to the outer façade, the accusatory sensitivity. She touches upon and reminds us of escape, betrayal, abandonment, shattered dreams, and the experience of loneliness felt in today's restless chase, for some of us, in a confusing human existence. The artist leaves deep impressions upon us that remain - yes,

Marit Skyer is adept at color tone selection, from delicate pastels to virtually screaming fluorescent colors, and well over fifty shades of white, gray and black. Through the colors, a picture-universe emerges that is saturated with seriousness, understated irony and quiet, touching humor.
 
As a painter, Marit stands just to one side of mainstream artists, with their more conformist artistic expressions. She dares to be ground-breaking and challenging in both form and content. The undersigned is acquainted with many admirers who have gazed in wonder upon her paintings. The artist understands that she has captured their attention and is being watched closely. She has several satisfied collectors already, and several more will follow - guaranteed!
 
Italo Moro
Artist, colleague and curator at the Richard and Uli Seewald Foundation, Ascona, Switzerland
February 2019

EXHIBITIONS:
2022 Gallery Hervold, Stavanger - graphics spring 2022
2022 Gallery Hervold, Hamar, graphics, new gallery opens in May / April
2022 Artgate galleries
2021 Gallery ER, Sandefjord - painting
2021 Artdom project - Norway / Pakistan - 22 artists, 11 canvas, Feminism
2021 Gallery Nylund Larsen, Risør - separate exhibition and collective exhibition.
2020 Assumed at the Sørlandsutstilling with the work “It´sa Beautiful day lll”
2020 Gallery Vaagal, Trysil
2020 PURenkel gallery, Oslo - permanent exhibitor
2020 Gallery Nevlunghavn pier
2019 Artgate - online gallery
2019 Gallery Nevlunghavn pier - summer exhibition
2018 Kurbadet, Sandefjord, collective exhibition - professional Vestfold artists
2018 Gallery Nevlunghavn pier - summer exhibition
2018 Featuring Spaces, Oslo - decoration for industry and private
2018 Stavern Kunsthall - collective exhibition - jury exhibition
2017 Fineart - Nettgalleri
2017 Sandefjord art association - collective exhibition for professional Sandefjord artists.
2017 PURenkel gallery, Oslo, separate exhibition
2017 PURenkel gallery, Oslo, Valentine exhibition
2016 PURenkel gallery, Oslo - permanent representative
2016 Gallery Telemark, Collective exhibition
2016 Gossip restaurant and gallery - Separate exhibition
2016 Own gallery room in Sandefjord - Separate exhibition
2015 Mundart-e eV Munich, Separate exhibition
2015 Gallery Bergly, Kragerø - collective summer exhibition
2015 Gallery Godager in Brevik, assumed w / two photos at a jury exhibition
2015 Restaurant Snadder, documented w / photo and on TV Vestfold
2015 Artgate, Majorstuen Oslo - main exhibitor
2014 Participant in "Sudden art - suddenly Christmas "in Sandefjord
2014 Assumed at the Telemark exhibition with the work" Travel Box ll ". A walking exhibition that is shown in various art associations in Telemark.
2014 My pictures are exhibited at various Artgate galleries in Oslo, Vollgt., Majorstua etc.
2014 Gallery Artgate, Lillestrøm - main exhibitor
2014 Galleri Flood, Vesterøya, main exhibitor Sandefjord
2013 Telemark exhibition - approved with "The Pilot an the Pinky Pinky", Fie Collection
2013 Exhibition in Hjertnes Foyer under the auspices of Sandefjord Art Association. The portrait series for Fie Collection
2013 Participant in "Sudden Art" Sandefjord. Theme: "Naked"
2012 Gallery - Fagerheimlåven, Langesund, collective exhibition
2012 Telemark exhibition - approved with two pictures. Exhibition opening in Tinn Kunstforening, then, Kragerø, Rauland and Skien kunstforening in Jan. 2013.
2012 Gallery Oksen, Porsgrunn, separate exhibition
2010 Summer gallery Eviva !, Sandefjord, graphics and other expressions
2009 Sandefjord Art Association - separate exhibition - Italo Moro and Marit Skyer
2008 Sandefjord art association, collective exhibition, painting 
2007 Summer exhibition - Fredriksvern Verft, Stavern, painting
2007 Gallery Annex, Stavern, graphics
2006 Gallery Albin Upp, Oslo, collective exhibition, painting
2006 Skrågata restaurant, Kongsberg, graphics and painting
2006 Fredriksvern Verft, Stavern, graphics and painting
2005 Tinn Kunstforening, collective exhibition, painting
2005 Fredriksvern Verft, Stavern, painting
1999 Exhibition in own gallery in Tønsberg, painting
1998 Gallery Fold, Fossnes, collective exhibition, painting
1997/1998 Approved condition by Fossnes Kunst- og Håndverkerlandsby, Stokke
1996 Exhibition in own gallery in Tønsberg, painting
1991 DnBNOR ASA, Skien / Nenset, painting Decorations: 2006 Privatmegleren, 2006 Privatmegleren, Sandefjord, graphics - Eviva 2005/2006 Handelsbanken, Sandefjord, graphics + painting - Eviva

EDUCATION:
1992 - 1994 Folkeuniversitetets tegne og maleskole, Tønsberg teacher: Tollef Thorsnes
2003 - 2005 Art therapy education, Department of art therapy, Denmark dept. Risør
2007 - 2009 Art and expression pedagogy w / focus on guidance / coaching, NIKUT, Oslo (Norwegian Institute for Art Expression and Communication)