Audun Grimstad

Audun is a Norwegian born illustrator and artist, currently living in New York. His third solo show will be at Galleri Ramfjord September 2019.

He holds an MFA degree from School of Visual Arts in New York City where he graduated in 2017. Following graduation, he has had two artist-in-residence programs at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. He is represented by galleries in both United States and Norway and has had his work shown in international art fairs and solo shows.

His current body of work, “Body Cage” plays with elements of fashion design — ornate garments, lush spaces, bold colors — 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.